Land Rover Defender with a Mercedes OM606 Turbo Diesel

Land Rover Defender with a Mercedes OM606 turbo diesel inline-six

Diesel Pump UK specializes in Mercedes diesel engine (OM602, OM603, OM605, and OM606) conversions. The company just finished upgrading a Land Rover Defender with a 3.0 L OM606 turbo diesel inline-six. The company bumped the engine’s output from 174 horsepower to 300 horsepower with a hybrid version of the stock turbocharger and quickspool exhaust manifold.

Land Rover Defender with a Mercedes OM606 turbo diesel inline-six

Land Rover Defender with a Mercedes OM606 turbo diesel inline-six

Land Rover Defender with a Mercedes OM606 turbo diesel inline-six

Land Rover Defender with a Mercedes OM606 turbo diesel inline-six

Land Rover Defender with a Mercedes OM606 turbo diesel inline-six

Land Rover Defender with a Mercedes OM606 turbo diesel inline-six

Source: Diesel Pump UK FB page

8 Comments

  1. Lance N.

    There is no possible way any version of the stock turbo can support 300hp. That Micro Machine turbo is maxed out in stock form.

  2. micheal

    hello, am new to this site, please assist me with this: can i swap an om606 engine into a w163 ml270cdi model 2002?
    thanks for the hardwork, am awaiting for a reply

  3. Jas

    Hi folks, I’m re-building an old Defender 90 (1997) and would want to fit a Mercedes 0M606 diesel but my mechanic says I can’t have the diff lock.

    Please advise how I can still have the diff lock working with the engine swap.

    Cheers!

  4. Jas

    Greetings fam’! I’m in Ghana, Africa and putting an OM606 into a Defender 90. How hook up the Diff lock (4wd) functionality. Is there a kit I need to get? Help plssssss!!!!!

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