North America

Forward Drive Engine RangeV6-FWD

  • 240–280 
  • 179–209 
  • 4.3 

Volvo Penta Forward Drive V6-FWD is a totally integrated package, powered by the 6‐cylinder, 4.3‐liter, freshwater‐cooled, direct‐injected gasoline... Read more

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Volvo Penta V6-FWD

Volvo Penta Forward Drive V6-FWD is a totally integrated package, powered by the 6‐cylinder, 4.3‐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
- Forward‐facing, Duoprop twin, counter‐rotating propellers
- Catalytic converter
- Electronic engine control system
- Low‐weight, aluminum exhaust system
- Easy accessible service points
- Variable valve timing
- Easy Drain system


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

V6-250-FWD V6-280-FWD
Detailed Segment Marine Leisure Gas
Crankshaft Power kW 186 209
Crankshaft Power HP 250 280
Rated RPM 5,800
Displacement litres 4.3
Displacement cui 262
Number of Cylinders 6
Emission Compliance EPA Tier 3, CARB Tier 4 Off-Road CI, EU RCD Stage II, BSO II
Emission Control Technology Catalytic Converter
Control System Electronic Vessel Control, Electronic Gas Control Electronic Vessel Control, Electronic Gas Control
High-pressure fuel injection Direct injection
Cooling System Heat Exchanger Cooling Heat Exchanger Cooling
Gen V Gasoline Engines

Key features and benefits for V6 FWD - Forward Drive

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.