Volvo adds new V8 engines
New V8 models round out Volvo Penta’s petrol engine line-up.
Volvo Penta used the recent Miami boat show to introduce the latest additions to its range of marine petrol engines with two new V8 models offering 380hp and 430hp.
The new 6.2 litre engines are based on the General Motors’ Gen-V block and join Volvo Penta’s current line-up of Gen-V marine engines which includes the 5.3-litre V8 and 4.3-litre V6 models.
According to Volvo, the V8 380 model has 24% quicker acceleration and is 11% more fuel efficient than the engine it replaces in the Volvo Penta line. The new V8 430 model – the most powerful model in the line-up – delivers 14% faster acceleration and provides 10% better fuel economy than its predecessor.
“You’ll feel the difference the instant you open the throttle,” said 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.”
Features of the new engines include:
- All-aluminium block for highest power-to-weight ratio.
- Direct fuel injection for better low-end torque and fuel efficiency.
- Standard closed-loop fresh-water cooling with no internal parts exposed to raw or salt water.
- Wideband oxygen sensors to optimise the engine for varying fuel quality and reduce carbon monoxide emissions by 95%.
- Variable valve timing to optimise torque across the full acceleration range.