Volvo Penta Unveil New V8 Engine

Press Release
Thursday, October 25, 2012

Volvo Penta's poweful new V8-380 marine diesel engine debuts at Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show.

“This new-generation, high-performance engine has raised the bar for marine engines and follows a long history of innovation for Volvo Penta,” said Ron Huibers, president of Volvo Penta Americas. “The amount of positive feedback from our customers and the recent 2012 Innovation Award establishes that we have a winner. Now we’re looking forward to hear what consumers have to say about the V8-380.”

“Not only does this engine provide more power and use less fuel, it makes boating fun,” said Marcia Kull, vice president marine sales Volvo Penta of the Americas. “Boating provides a respite from the daily routine. Here at Volvo Penta, we want to power that enjoyable weekend spent on the water.”

Technical Data
Engine designation.................................... V8-380
Propeller shaft power kW (hp).................. 283 (380)
Max. engine speed, rpm............................ 6000
Displacement, l (cu in).............................. 6.0 (364)
Number of cylinders................................. V-8
Fuel system............................................... MPI
Recommended fuel.................................. 87 octane or greater/ up to 10% ethanol
Bore/stroke, mm....................................... 101.6/91.9
                     in......................................... (4.00/3.62)
Compression ratio..................................... 9.67:1
Volvo Penta Duoprop drive...................... DPS
Ratio......................................................... 2.14:1, 1.95:1
Package weight; engine, transom shield
and drive, kg (lb)...................................... 488 (1076)

Dimensions (not for installation):
Engine length
along crank center line, mm (in.).............. 973 (38.3)
Engine width, mm (in.)............................. 830 (32.7)
Height above crankshaft, mm (in.)........... 607 (23.9)
Height below crankshaft, mm (in.)........... 208 (8.2)

Volvo Penta, with more than 4,000 dealers in over 130 countries, is a global manufacturer of engines and complete power systems for both marine and industrial applications.

 
 

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