Marine Genset Engine RangeD8 MG IMOIII - EU Stage V Marine

  • 170–281 
  • 213–312 
  • 7.7 

Volvo Penta D8 MG is available in two versions - 50 Hz, 1,500 rpm and 60 Hz, 1,800 rpm. In-line 6-cylinder, marine diesel genset using common-rail... Read more

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Volvo Penta D8 MG HE KC

Volvo Penta D8 MG is available in two versions - 50 Hz, 1,500 rpm and 60 Hz, 1,800 rpm. In-line 6-cylinder, marine diesel genset using common-rail fuel injection, double overhead camshafts and a twin-entry turbo. It´s designed to cope with high back pressure and high-sulfur fuel – up to 1,000 ppm. The SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) exhaust after treatment system is tailored for a perfect fit. The SCR unit, also a silencer, reduces noise by 35-40 dBA. Volvo Penta has been able to fulfil IMOIII and Inland Waterway Stage V exhaust emission targets while maintaining the same low fuel consumption. And thanks to SCR, the engine power output remains unaffected.

- Solid and robust engine design
- Ladder frame bolted to the engine block
- Electronically controlled common-rail fuel system
- EMS electronic control system for optimized fuel efficiency
- Excellent monitoring with Volvo Penta Marine Commercial Control System
- Twin-entry turbo with pulse charging
- Approved by major classification societies
- PTO capability
- Easily accessible service points.


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

Detailed Segment Marine Commercial
Crankshaft Power kW 239
Displacement litres 7.7
Displacement cui 470
Number of Cylinders 6
Prime 50hz Electrical Power kVA 170 210 230 275 281
Prime 50hz Electrical Power kWe 136 168 184 220 225
Prime 60hz Electrical Power kVA 213 245 270 312 213
Prime 60hz Electrical Power kWe 170 198 218 250 170
Emission Compliance IMO NOx Tier III, EU Stage V
Emission Control Technology Selective Catalytic Reduction
Control System Marine Commercial Control, Open CAN Interface
High-pressure fuel injection Common-rail fuel injection
Cooling System Heat Exchanger Cooling, Keel Cooling, Central Cooling
8 liter series

Key features and benefits for D8 MG

The complete solution

The Volvo Penta Genset system is the complete solution for a ship’s onboard power requirements. It comes complete with engine, generator and monitoring system, all tested and ready for installation onboard. Engine and generators are type approved by major classification societies. The genset can be delivered with complete classification certificates and is available in H and F class.

Reliable and powerful

The 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 turbo provide a powerful engine.

Easy installation – service friendly

Designed to withstand high exhaust back pressure, this genset 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.

Marine Commercial Control System

Volvo Penta Marine Commercial Control System is an engine control and monitoring system that is easily integrated into the ship’s control system. All actions are displayed with text messages, in any specified language, and logged in a non-erasable memory.