Miami, Florida – Volvo Penta released its much anticipated 6.2L V8 platform engine during the Miami International Boat Show in Virginia Key. The company says the new V8 rounds out its lineup of next-gen gasoline engines.
Offered in 380 and 430hp models, the aluminum V8s are based on General Motors’ Gen-V block and incorporate a combination of technical features, including:
- an all-aluminum block for an improved power-to-weight ratio
- direct fuel injection for better low-end torque and fuel efficiency
- standard closed-loop freshwater cooling with no internal parts exposed to raw or saltwater
- wideband oxygen sensors to optimize the engine for varying fuel quality and to reduce carbon monoxide emissions by 95 percent
- variable valve timing to optimize torque across the full acceleration range
“These new-technology engines provide our customers with proven quality, reliability, fuel economy and performance,” says Ron Huibers, President of Volvo Penta of the Americas. “You’ll feel the difference the instant you open the throttle. At virtually any RPM level, the torque is nothing short of amazing.”
“Volvo Penta’s 6.2L V8s set a new benchmark when it comes to top speed, acceleration, reliability and serviceability, resulting in a great blend of comfort and performance on the water,” adds Duane Kuck, President of Regal Boats.
The 6.2L engines round out Volvo Penta’s full lineup of Gen-V marine engines, joining the company’s existing 5.3L V8s and 4.3L V6s.
The new V8 380 has 24 percent quicker acceleration and is 11 percent more fuel efficient than the engine it replaces in the Volvo Penta line. The new V8 430 – the most powerful model in Volvo Penta’s marine gasoline engine lineup – delivers 14 percent faster acceleration and provides 10 percent better fuel economy than its predecessor.
Volvo Penta, with 3,500 dealers in more than 130 countries, is a global manufacturer of engines for leisure boats and commercial vessels, as well as industrial applications.
The Miami International Boat Show continues through to February 20.