The new V8 rounds out Volvo Penta’s line-up of next-generation gasoline engines.
Volvo Penta has introduced the most powerful of their modern V8 marine gasoline engines at the 2017 Miami International Boat Show. Offered in 380 and 430 HP powersteps, the new aluminum units are based on the known General Motors Gen-V block, and incorporate a several technical features to make them one of the most advanced in class.
- All-aluminum block for highest power-to-weight ratio.
- Direct fuel injection providing better low-end torque and fuel efficiency.
- Standard closed-loop fresh-water cooling.
- Wideband oxygen sensors to optimize the engine for varying fuel quality and reduce carbon monoxide emissions by 95%.
- Variable valve timing to optimize torque across the full acceleration range.
Most powerful model in marine gasoline line-up
The 6.2-liter engines complete Volvo Penta’s full lineup of Gen-V marine engines, joining the smaller 5.3-liter V8s and 4.3-liter V6s.
The new V8 380 has 24 per cent quicker acceleration and is 11 per cent more fuel efficient than the engine it replaces in the Volvo Penta line, while the V8 430 – the most powerful model in Volvo Penta’s marine gasoline 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.