Volvo Penta V8-380 & V8-430

Swedish marine engines manufacturer unveiles two new dieses engines

Photo: © Volvo Penta
Volvo Penta has introduced the most powerful of its next-generation marine diesel engines. Offered in 380 and 430 hp models, the new aluminum V8s are based on the highly successful General Motors’ Gen-V block and incorporate a combination of technical features that cannot be matched by any other marine diesel engine in this power range. The 6.2-liter engines round off Volvo Penta’s full lineup of Gen-V marine engines, joining the well-received 5.3-liter V8s and 4.3-liter V6s.
Features include:
  • All-aluminium block for highest power-to-weight ratio.
  • Direct fuel injection providing better low-end torque and fuel efficiency.
  • Standard closed-circuit fresh-water cooling with no internal parts exposed to raw or salt water.
  • Wideband oxygen sensors to optimize the engine for varying fuel quality and reduce carbon monoxide emissions by 95 per cent.
  • Variable valve timing to optimize torque across the full acceleration range.

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Better fuel efficiency
The new V8 380 has 24 per cent faster acceleration and is 11 per cent more fuel efficient than its predecessor in the Volvo Penta engine range. The new V8 430 – the most powerful model in Volvo Penta’s marine diesel engine line-up – delivers 14 per cent faster acceleration and provides 10 per cent better fuel economy than its predecessor. “You’ll feel the difference the instant you open the throttle,” says Ron Huibers, president of Volvo Penta of the Americas. “At virtually any rpm level, the torque is nothing short of amazing. These new-technology engines provide our customers with proven quality, reliability, fuel economy and performance,” adds Huibers.
Technical specifications (V8-430):
Operation: 4-stroke
Displacement: 6.2 litres
Cylinder configuration: V-8
Power: 430 hp
Max engine speed: 6.000 rpm
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