2012-09-19

New V8-380 Packs Power into Advanced Technology Engine



by Volvo Penta

Tough, fast and strong, the V8-380 marks new generation of high performing Volvo Penta V8 gasoline marine engines

(Chesapeake, VA) September 19, 2012 – Volvo Penta today announced the new V8-380, an intensely powerful engine that combines efficiency, strength and durability into a state-of-the-art package that delivers on performance and exceeds EPA/CARB requirements.

Volvo Penta’s advanced technology and design innovation combine to give the V8-380 more horsepower with 12% less fuel consumption. The engine includes other key features such as Variable Valve Timing (VVT), optimized for maximum low end torque and high end horsepower, and more than 270 pounds of weight savings, making it faster, lighter, and more efficient than the competition – all while still only requiring 87 octane fuel.

“Our dealers had the opportunity to test drive this engine earlier this year, and feedback has been phenomenal,” said Marcia Kull, vice president marine sales Volvo Penta of the Americas. “One even came to us and said ‘you have a winner.’ To hear the excitement about the performance of this engine is a great payoff for the more than 10,000 hours of testing that went into its development, and the reason Volvo Penta keeps moving the industry forward.”

Tough enough to haul a heavy boat, the V8-380 is also the same engine currently used in GM’s current truck line up, and is considered the most durable Volvo Penta has ever launched. Advancements such as an aluminum exhaust system as part of the complete freshwater cooling system provide additional durability, protection from corrosion, and savings over the life of the engine.

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)

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