North America

Inboard Shaft Engine RangeD6

  • 300–480 
  • 221–353 
  • 5.5 

Volvo Penta D6 is an in-line 6-cylinder, 5.5-liter diesel engine with common-rail fuel injection, double overhead camshafts and turbo. It provides... Read more

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Volvo Penta D6

Volvo Penta D6 is an in-line 6-cylinder, 5.5-liter diesel engine with common-rail fuel injection, double overhead camshafts and turbo. It provides high reliability, exceptional fuel efficiency and low maintenance cost.

- Solid and robust engine design

- Electronically controlled common-rail injection system

- Electronic Vessel Control
- Electronic shift and throttle

- Gear box with hydraulic clutch

- Easily accessible service points


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

D6-300 D6-340 D6-380 D6-440 D6-480 D6-440 WJ D6-480 WJ
Detailed Segment Marine Commercial, Marine Leisure Diesel
Crankshaft Power kW 221 250 280 324 353 324 353
Crankshaft Power HP 300 340 380 440 480 440 WJ 480 WJ
Rated RPM 3,300 3,400 3,500 3,700 3,700 3,700 3,700
Displacement litres 5.5
Displacement cui 336
Number of Cylinders 6
Rating Rating 4 Rating 4 Rating 4 Rating 5 Rating 5 Rating 5 Rating 5
Emission Compliance EU RCD Stage II, IMO NOx Tier II, EPA Tier 3, BSO II, China II
Control System Electronic Vessel Control
High-pressure fuel injection Common-rail fuel injection
Cooling System Heat Exchanger Cooling, Keel Cooling
6 liter series

Key features and benefits for D6

High performance

Immediate response and high performance is matched by low levels of noise and vibrations, further reduced by the balance shaft and the optimized engine suspension.

Compact and robust

The engine is designed and built to be immensely strong, using cutting edge technology and material. This gives high reliability and long-term durability.

Unique marine torque

Volvo Penta engines excel with their unique marine torque. High torque at low rpm gives rapid acceleration to the plane and massive maneuvering power. Even at high load and high rpm, the torque remains strong to provide efficient cruising speed in all conditions.

Low fuel consumption

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

Electronic Vessel Control

Volvo Penta Electronic Vessel Control fully integrates the propulsion system enabling the unique set of optional features, such as Joystick Docking, and Glass Cockpit.

Long service intervals

A propulsion system from Volvo Penta is easy to maintain. Our comprehensive range of high-quality oil, lubrication, and coolant ensures top performance and more time at sea. Standard features include replaceable separate full-flow and bypass oil filter, oil level and oil temperature sensors and crank case oil separator to keep the engine in good condition. Maintenance assistant in the standard display indicating time to service.