North America

Inboard Shaft Engine RangeD13 MH FE

  • 291–600 
  • 214–441 
  • 12.8 

Volvo Penta D13-MH (FE) is an in-line 6-cylinder, 12.8-liter, diesel engine using a high-pressure unit injector system, overhead camshaft, and a... Read more

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Volvo Penta D13 MH (FE)

Volvo Penta D13-MH (FE) is an in-line 6-cylinder, 12.8-liter, diesel engine using a high-pressure unit injector system, overhead camshaft, and a twin-entry turbo using a water-cooled exhaust manifold, and miller timing. This contributes to world-class fuel efficiency and excellent operating economy, combined with very low emissions.

- High-pressure fuel injectors
- Electronic controls are standard
- Easily accessible service points
- Low noise level and fuel consumption
- Solid and robust engine design
- Miller inlet valve timing
- Heavy-duty engine cover
- Instrumentation with full Electronic Vessel Control functionality


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

D13 MH FE 214 kW D13 MH FE 294 kW D13 MH FE 331 kW D13 MH FE 368 kW D13 MH FE 404 kW D13 MH FE 441 kW
Detailed Segment Marine Commercial
Crankshaft Power kW 214 294 331 368 404 441
Crankshaft Power HP 291 400 450 500 550 600
Rated RPM 1,800 1,800 1,800 1,800 1,900 1,900
Displacement litres 12.8
Displacement cui 780
Number of Cylinders 6
Rating Rating 1 Rating 1 Rating 1 Rating 1 Rating 2 Rating 2
Emission Compliance EU IWW, IMO NOx Tier II
Control System Electronic Vessel Control, Marine Commercial Control, Open CAN Interface
High-pressure fuel injection Electronic unit injectors
Cooling System Heat Exchanger Cooling, Keel Cooling
13 liter series

Key features and benefits for D13 MH FE

Solid and robust

The engine is designed and built to be immensely strong, with a rigid cast-iron cylinder block and cylinder head. This gives high reliability and long-term durability.

Unique Marine Torque

The unique marine torque of the Volvo Penta diesel engines stands out among the competition by offering increased load-carrying capability, rapid acceleration, and the ability to maintain a high cruising speed, irrespective of load or sea state.

High fuel efficiency

The high-tech fuel injection system helps make the engine highly fuel efficient. The control unit monitors several parameters which reduces the overall fuel consumption.

World-class performance

Together, the engine’s large swept volume and the electronic management system result in a very smooth-running engine with world-class diesel performance, low fuel consumption and low emission levels.

Electronic control systems

Volvo Penta offers two type-approved systems for on-board electronic control. Electronic Vessel Control fully integrates the engines, electronics and a range of optional features. Marine Commercial Control System is an open system that is easily integrated into the ship’s control system.

Long service life

A propulsion system from Volvo Penta is easy to maintain. Our comprehensive range of high-quality oil, lubrication and coolant ensures uptime and top performance in the long term. Accessories include a fuel pre-filter to keep the engine in good condition.