Volvo Penta has in the pipeline a new generation of V6 and V8 stern-driven gas engines.
Between this year and 2016, Volvo Penta will introduce a full range of V6 and V8 gas engines with e new generation sterndrive, starting from the two 4.3 V6 with catalytic converter, developing 200 and 240 HP. Thanks to the most innovative technology from the automotive sector, the new line-up includes the revolutionary and multi-awarded V8-380, introduced in 2012.
“Volvo Penta already offers the widest range of engines and transmissions on the marine market, and the technology of these new units will gran tour customers an even wider choice – says Ron Huibers, Volvo Penta Chairman for the Americas. These new gen engines include innovations that improve torque, acceleration, fuel efficiency, emissions, durability. All at a competitive price.”.
The new units will grant more efficiency and lower emissions thanks to the common rail injection system; then more torque and acceleration for the variable valve timing (VVT). More, no inner part is exposed to raw water, thanks to the fresh water cooling (FWC); the power-to-weight ratio in better due to the aluminum block; broad band oxygen sensors allow to use ethanol fuel; the service intervals are longer and the maintenance is easier for the common platform.
They are available with DPS, OceanX and SX drives, and with the optional Electronic Vessel Control (EVC); they also feature an electronic control that keeps revs constant during a turn.
“One of the core values for Volvo Penta is the respect for the environment – confirms Ron Huibers. These new generation engines are designed to improve efficiency and easily compy the most strict emission standards in the world, including the future EU ones. We are even working on reducing CO2 emissions at idle by 95%”.