D16 MH

D16 MH

Volvo Penta D16 MH

Volvo Penta D16 MH is an in-line 6-cylinder, 16.1-liter, charge air cooled marine diesel engine using a high-pressure unit injector system, overhead camshaft and a twin-entry turbocharger. This contributes to excellent operating economy and world-class diesel performance, combined with low emissions.

- Twin-entry turbo and charge air cooler
- Electronically controlled unit injectors
- Easily accessible service points
- Instrumentation with full Electronic Vessel Control functionality
- Highly fuel efficient with low emission levels
- Solid and robust engine design
- Heavy-duty engine cover
- Low noise levels

Key features and benefits for D16 MH

Robust and reliable

This engine is developed for extreme, long-term reliability. The basic design features robust engine blocks manufactured from high-strength castings, large bearing surfaces, powerful crankshafts with all components engineered to withstand the toughest conditions.

Unique Marine Torque

The unique marine torque of the Volvo Penta diesel engines stands out among the competition by offering increased load-carrying capability, rapid acceleration, and the ability to maintain a high cruising speed, irrespective of load or sea state.

High fuel efficiency

The high-tech fuel injection system helps make the engine highly fuel efficient. The control unit monitors several parameters which reduces the overall fuel consumption.

World-class performance

The electronic management system contributes to making this a very smooth-running engine with world-class diesel performance, with low fuel consumption and low emission levels.

Long service life

A propulsion system from Volvo Penta is easy to maintain. Our comprehensive range of high-quality oil, lubrication and coolant ensures uptime and top performance in the long term. Accessories include a fuel pre-filter to keep the engine in good condition.

Electronic control systems

Volvo Penta offers two type-approved systems for on-board electronic control. Electronic Vessel Control fully integrates the engines, electronics and a range of optional features. Marine Commercial Control System is an open system that is easily integrated into the ship’s control system.


Here are the key specifications for this product model. Want more details? Download the brochure or contact us.

D16 MH 368 kW D16 MH 405 kW D16 MH 441 kW D16 MH 478 kW D16 MH 551 kW
Detailed Segment Marine Commercial
Crankshaft Power kW 368 405 441 478 551
Crankshaft Power HP 500 550 600 650 750
Rated RPM 1,800 1,800 1,800 1,800 1,900
Displacement litres 16.1
Displacement cui 984
Number of Cylinders 6
Rating Rating 1 Rating 1 Rating 1 Rating 1 Rating 2
Emission Compliance EU IWW, IMO Nox Tier II EU IWW, IMO Nox Tier II EU IWW, IMO Nox Tier II, EPA Tier 3, CCNR Stage 2 EU IWW, IMO Nox Tier II, EPA Tier 3, CCNR Stage 2 EU IWW, IMO Nox Tier II, EPA Tier 3, CCNR Stage 2
Control System Electronic Vessel Control, Marine Commercial Control, Open CAN Interface
High-pressure fuel injection Electronic unit injectors
Cooling System Heat Exchanger Cooling
Product Family 16 liter series
Notes Available 2022 Available 2022 Available 2022

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