V8 FWD

 

Volvo Penta Forward Drive V8‐FWD is a totally integrated package, powered by the 8‐cylinder, 5.3‐liter or 6.2-liter, freshwater‐cooled, direct‐injected gasoline engine with catalyst. Working together with the perfectly matched FWD Duoprop drive, this package offers great versatility, low noise levels, very low emission levels, and impressive acceleration power.

- All aluminum cylinder block
- Closed freshwater cooling system
- Wideband oxygen sensors
- Compact dimensions
- Spark‐ignited, direct fuel injection system

Key features and benefits for V8 FWD

Compact and lightweight package

The compact engine‐drive package facilitates installation. Thanks to the aluminum cylinder block and cylinder head, the low‐friction, lightweight pistons, and a cast‐aluminum oil pan, the power‐toweight ratio is excellent.

Direct injection technology

The direct injection fuel system enables high compression ratio with more energy coming from each drop of fuel – thus reducing both fuel consumption and emission levels.

Variable valve timing

With the variable valve timing, each movement of the intake and exhaust valve can be optimized for speed and load. Combustion will always be correct irrespective of rpm, resulting in higher torque and acceleration across the whole rpm range.

Freshwater‐cooled engine

The freshwater cooling system makes the engine last longer and run better. The closed‐loop system eliminates seawater exposure inside the engine, prevents corrosion and improves the engine’s durability and resale value.

Forward Drive

The forward‐facing, Duoprop twin, counter‐rotating propellers work in undisturbed water to produce unparalleled thrust, straight and true tracking plus faster acceleration. Together, the FWD drive and the powerful gasoline engine complete the propulsion system with less noise and low‐level vibration.

Specifications

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

V8 FWD - 300 hp V8 FWD - 350 hp V8 FWD - 380 hp V8 FWD - 430 hp
Detailed Segment Marine Leisure Gas Marine Leisure Gas Marine Leisure Gas
Crankshaft Power kW 224 kW 261 kW 283 kW 321 kW
Crankshaft Power HP 300 hp 350 hp 380 hp 430 hp
Displacement litres 5.3 litres 5.3 litres 6.2 litres 6.2 litres
Displacement cui 323 in³ 323 in³ 376 in³ 376 in³
Number of Cylinders 8 8 8 8
Rating
Emission Compliance EPA Tier 3, CARB Tier 4 Off-Road CI, EU RCD Stage II EPA Tier 3, CARB Tier 4 Off-Road CI, EU RCD Stage II EPA Tier 3, EU RCD Stage II EPA Tier 3, EU RCD Stage II
Control System Electronic Vessel Control, Electronic Gas Control Electronic Vessel Control, Electronic Gas Control Electronic Vessel Control, Electronic Gas Control Electronic Vessel Control, Electronic Gas Control
High-pressure fuel injection Direct injection Direct injection Multi-port electronic fuel injection Multi-port electronic fuel injection
Cooling System Heat Exchanger Cooling Heat Exchanger Cooling Heat Exchanger Cooling Heat Exchanger Cooling
Product Series Gen V Gasoline Engines Gen V Gasoline Engines Gen V Gasoline Engines Gen V Gasoline Engines Gen V Gasoline Engines

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