New D8 Marine Engine Expands Volvo Penta Range
Volvo Penta has released its new D8 diesel engine now available for a broader selection of power systems in both for IPS and inboard shaft applications.
The new D8 meets growing demand for an engine with 550-600 horsepower, and by extending the range Volvo Penta bridges the gap between the 435hp D6 and the 625hp D11 engine offering greater flexibility and choice.
The robust design of Volvo Penta’s diesel engines means minimal vibrations and low noise levels.
This is enabled by the latest common rail technology. Meanwhile the engine’s wide rpm range delivers smooth handling during both acceleration and cruising. The result is enhanced onboard comfort.
In line with Volvo Penta’s other diesel engines, which have helped establish Volvo Penta as a world-leader in complete power systems for marine applications, the D8 offers Volvo Penta’s trademark torque and excellent power to weight ratio. High torque at low rpm results in rapid acceleration and enhanced maneuvering power. At high rpm, the full-throttle torque ensures efficient cruising speed in all conditions.
Fuel efficiency and low emissions – also hallmarks of Volvo Penta’s engines – have been further improved with the D8 engine.
Both the D8 with IPS and D8 Inboard are complete high performance power systems that can offer simple and intuitive maneuverability thanks to Volvo Penta’s joystick technology. IPS comes equipped with joystick control, while Volvo Penta’s Joystick Inboard is an optional extra with D8 Inboard. In both instances, each system can offer precise and responsive steering, making even complex maneuvers such as docking possible with the touch of a fingertip.
D8 with IPS and D8 Inboard are available with a number of options that can further enhance the ease and safety of boating. These include Volvo Penta’s Interceptor System, which can handle all trim adjustments at the push of a button; and Volvo Penta’s Glass Cockpit System, the fully integrated control and monitoring system. http://www.volpower.co.nz