Cigarette introduces a new ground breaking version for its 49 Grand Sport, by offering a Diesel engine option. Launched in the fall of 2008 with twin Cummins 600hp Diesel engines combined with Mercruiser stern drives Cigarette Racing Team say the new Diesel 49 Grand Sport is 18 months in the making, and with the help of Cummins Mercruiser they developed a boat which can withstand the salt water thanks to Mercury's Enhanced Corrosion Protection. Cigarettes points also for the improvements this new Diesel option gives like better fuel economics, longer engine life, and less maintenance to Petrol engines. With this option Cigarette also include a two speed transmission allowing for fast acceleration and better speeds. As usual the comfort of the standard version are all there like six feet headroom in the cabin, but also duplicate navigation instruments on the passenger side, and underwater exhaust for silenced navigational comfort.