yes but you would need something with a longer stroke than the 617. It'll work but the more the load (ie, cab chassis or bus or van) the more the engine will bog down on hills. Try a 352A. You will be able to idle it up a tree with that engine. It'll be a tight fit in that eng bay though. I feel sure that the sump will clear well enough though.does anyone know if an OM617 turbo can be swapped into a Mercedes 307d ?