Auxiliary Variable Speed Engine RangeD8 MH

  • 154–313 
  • 1,800–2,200 
  • 7.7 

Volvo Penta D8 MH is a variable speed, in-line 6-cylinder, 7.7-liter diesel engine using common-rail fuel injection, double overhead camshafts, a... Read more

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Volvo Penta D8 MH

Volvo Penta D8 MH is a variable speed, in-line 6-cylinder, 7.7-liter diesel engine using common-rail fuel injection, double overhead camshafts, a twin-entry turbo. This contributes to excellent operating economy and world-class diesel performance, combined with low emissions and noise.

- Solid and robust engine design

- Electronically controlled common-rail fuel system

- Excellent monitoring with Volvo Penta Marine Commercial Control System

- Twin-entry turbo with pulse charging

- EMS electronic control system for optimized fuel efficiency

- PTO capability

- Approved by major classification societies

- Ladder frame bolted to the engine block

- Easily accessible service points.


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

D8 MH 154 KW D8 MH 169 KW D8 MH 195 KW D8 MH 221 KW D8 MH 261 KW D8 MH 296 KW D8 MH 313 KW
Detailed Segment Marine Commercial
Crankshaft Power kW 154 169 195 221 261 296 313
Crankshaft Power HP 210 230 265 300 355 405 425
Rated RPM 1800-2200 1800-2200 1800-2200 1800-2200 1800-2200 2100-2200 2100-2200
Displacement litres 7.7
Rating Rating 1 Rating 1 Rating 1 Rating 1 Rating 1 Rating 2 Rating 2
Emission Compliance IMO NOx Tier II, China I
Control System Marine Commercial Control, Open CAN Interface
High-pressure fuel injection Common-rail fuel injection
8 liter series

Key features and benefits for D8 MH

The perfect match

Volvo Penta’s full range of marine diesel engines offer reliable and fuel-efficient onboard electrical power generation and power for cranes, pumps, air compressors and other heavy equipment.

Reliable and powerful

No matter what application, this auxiliary engine’s robust design with a ladder frame bolted to the engine block makes it highly reliable. Its rigid in-line cylinder block with generously dimensioned crankshaft bearings, water-cooled exhaust manifold, and twin-entry turbo provide a powerful engine.

Easy installation – service friendly

Designed to withstand high exhaust back pressure, this auxiliary engine is easy to install and perfect for installations that require additional, third-part emission control equipment. Its good accessibility also facilitates service and maintenance.

High fuel efficiency and low on emissions

By controlling the unit injectors and fuel distribution, the EMS electronic management system optimizes the fuel-air mixture leading to improved combustion. The result is high thermal efficiency, high fuel efficiency and reduced exhaust emissions.

Superior load-taking capability

Together, the twin-entry turbo with pulse charging, and the highly efficient speed control system give this engine superior load-taking capability.

Electronic control systems

Two options for on-board electronic control: Marine Commercial Control System is a flexible and expandable control and monitoring system for classified installations. Open CAN Interface, engine delivered without control system, with different options with or without shut-down senders and switches.