New Gasoline Engines from Volvo Penta

Wednesday, August 29, 2001
Volvo Penta is developing the power output of its marine gasoline engines with up to an additional 20 hp. With power ratings of up to 320 hp, the upgraded gasoline engines become faster and more reliable - while at the same time beginning this year they are being delivered in the classic Volvo Penta red color. Most of Volvo Penta's 6- and 8-cylinder gasoline engines are being further developed for the 2002 model year, which results in substantial power increases for most of the product program. In conjunction with the introduction of the upgraded engines in the market this autumn, the designations are also being changed. The new designation for the Gi engines will be GXi and the GS engines will be GL. The power increases for each engine are as follows: Designations Cylinders Power Increase 4.3 GXi V6 225 + 20 hp 5.0 GXi V8 270 + 20 hp 5.7 GL V8 260 + 10 hp 5.7 GXi V8 320 + 5 hp For many years, the above engines were delivered to customers in black, but when this year's new models are introduced all of Volvo Penta's gasoline engines will be delivered in the red color. The engines will also feature a new cover, creating a partially new design. All new models will be equipped with overheating alarms for exhaust gases. The alarm warns the driver of high exhaust temperatures thereby contributing to safer operation of the boat. All seawater-cooled engines are now connected to freshwater flushing systems to reduce internal corrosion. Remote oil filters are also standard on all fuel-injected gasoline engines. Synthetic oil and a new type of platinum tipped plugs will result in a lower maintenance requirement for the customer.

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter February 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Marine Propulsion

BRP Wins Industry Award for Rotax Innovation

BRP’s Rotax Intelligent Shift and Throttle (iST) system was recognized by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) with an Innovation Award in the Jet

Cummins Expands Marine Tier 3 Product Line

Cummins Inc., a manufacturer of diesel engines and generator sets for the marine industry, has launched a new Onan marine U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 3-certified generator,

James Troop Supplies Engines for 3 Naval Vessels

Liverpool City Region (UK) based ship engine specialist James Troop & Co has won an order to supply Volvo Penta diesel engines for three European naval vessels being built on Merseyside.

Finance

Brazil's CEEE to sell stakes in Wind Farms, Dams

Brazil's Companhia Estadual de Energia Elétrica (CEEE), a power utility controlled by the state of Rio Grande do Sul, will sell assets including stakes in wind farms,

DP World Bolsters Investment in India

DP World Pvt. Ltd, the world’s fourth biggest container port operator majority owned by the Dubai government, has plans to invest over $1 billion in India for augmenting its port-related operations.

SunEdison Restrained from 'Unusual' Asset Transfers

Solar company SunEdison Inc said a U.S. court has restrained the company from making any unusual asset transfers until a hearing in a lawsuit brought on by investors

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Pipelines Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0770 sec (13 req/sec)