Introducing the next generation of marine propulsion

Volvo Penta V6 240

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Engineered for Marine

Volvo Penta V6 240

Robust low-end torque

Exceptional mid-range response

Exhilarating high-end power

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  • Direct fuel injection
  • Direct fuel injection

    The move from multi-port technology to direct injection means atomized gas enters the combustion chamber at 2250 psi. Compression ratios of up to 11.5:1 create a cleaner burn and fewer emissions. So more energy comes from each drop of fuel.

  • Variable Valve Timing
  • VARIABLE VALVE TIMING

    We refused to accept the compromise of a fixed camshaft. Variable valve timing now allows each movement of the intake and exhaust valve to be optimized for speed and load. You’ll have higher torque and acceleration across the full range of RPM’s.

  • Lightweight Aluminum Block
  • LIGHTWEIGHT ALUMINUM BLOCK

    Our new lightweight aluminum blocks weigh 41 lbs. less than older cast-iron models. Low-friction, lightweight pistons and a cast aluminum oil pan help us provide up to 15% improvement in the power-to-weight ratio.

  • Fresh Water Cooling
  • FRESH WATER COOLING

    It’s no secret, engines with fresh water cooling last longer and run better. Our closed loop cooling system eliminates exposure to saltwater, providing greater engine durability and higher resale value.

  • Wideband Oxygen Sensors
  • WIDEBAND OXYGEN SENSORS

    Our new wideband oxygen sensors read a greater range of air/fuel values. Now engine performance is optimized regardless of altitude, weather or variable fuel blends.

NMMA CSI Award Winner

NMMA CSI Award Winner
For 12 years in a row

That's boaters telling us we're doing it right!

  • Keeping water where it belongs

    Keeping water where it belongs

    It’s a no-brainer. Aluminum blocks and fresh water cooling are made for marine use. Eliminating exposure to saltwater not only provides greater engine durability, it also significantly improves a boat’s resale value.

  • Superior Performance

    Superior Performance

    We refuse to accept the compromise of a fixed camshaft. With direct injection and variable valve timing, you get higher torque and acceleration across the full range of RPMs. Think of it as extra power available to you, at any speed.

  • Quiet & Clean

    quiet & clean

    Not only can you have a conversation at the transom, you can do so without exposure to exhaust fumes. Since almost half of the time boating involves idling, it’s good to know that CO emissions are reduced by 95% at idle. We make the cleanest propulsion engines in the market today.

  • Keeping Corrosion At Bay

    Keeping Corrosion At Bay

    Volvo Penta's stand drives are treated with corrosion resistant material and then covered with three layers of marine paint for even more protection. Salt or brackish water boaters may want to upgrade to OceanX's proprietary titanium-ceramic coating that is highly durable, flexible and covers the entire drive. The coating greatly improves corrosion resistance–up to four times more resistant–making OceanX perfect for salt water or brackish boating.

  • Focused on Fun

    Focused on Fun

    Introduced in 2008, Volvo Penta Speed Control automatically adjusts the throttle to maintain constant speed during load changes, like when a wake boarder cuts hard, during turns or in shifting seas. The engine makes micro throttle adjustments so the operator can concentrate on fun.

  • Service Simplified

    Service Simplified

    Our next generation engines share common parts and common service locations on the engine package, across the full lineup. This means easy serviceability and parts availability. Extended maintenance intervals reduce the total cost of ownership.

  • 5
  • Five years of factory protection

    Engine packages registered in North America receive five years of warranty coverage. For international packages, during the first two years, the warranty covers the complete engine package and major components covered for an additional three years. Factory-backed. Factory-administered. No third parties involved.

Five years of factory protection

Why volvo penta

Performance comparison

On the water you’ll notice exhaust fumes are virtually eliminated, because these are the cleanest marine gas engines in the market today.CO emissions are reduced by 95% at idle, exceeding current EPA, and future EU, emission requirements.

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  • +12–15% faster acceleration
  • +8% fuel efficiency at cruise
  • -77 lbs package weight
  • +2.3 mph faster top speed
  • Wider torque curve

Clean & Powerful

On the water you’ll notice exhaust fumes are virtually eliminated, because these are the cleanest marine gas engines on the market today. CO emissions are reduced by 95% at idle, exceeding current EPA, and future EU, emission requirements. Volvo Penta Next Generation gasoline engines are five times cleaner than outboards at a similar horsepower.

Technical data

Learn out more about the next generation of engines.

 
Engine designations
V6-2001 V6-200-C
Horsepower, KW (hp) 149 (200)
Engine speed, rpm 5800
Displacement, I (in3) 4.3 (262)
Number of cylinders V6
Bore/stroke, mm (in.) 99.6/92.0 (392/3.62)
Compression ratio 11.0:1
Fuel system Spark Ignited Direct Injection
Available Volvo Penta Drive(s) SX, DPS
Dry weight with DP, incl. prop. & PS, kg (lb) 408(899), 410(903)
Rating 52
The engine complies with
US EPA3, CAN4,
EU RCD
US EPC, CARB,
EU RCD, BS03

1. No catalyst, no EVC

2. RATING 5 for pleasure craft applications

3. Approved for limited use

4. Environment Canada

5. Twin engine applications are BSO certified

6. Only BSO certified for single installations

Engine designations
V6-2401 V6-240-C V6-240-CE
Horsepower, KW (hp) 179 (240)
Engine speed, rpm 5800
Displacement, I (in3) 4.3 (262)
Number of cylinders V6
Bore/stroke, mm (in.) 99.6/92.0 (3.92/3.62)
Compression ratio 11.0:1
Fuel system Spark Ignited Direct Injection
Available Volvo Penta Drive(s)
SX, DPS, OX SX, DPS, OX, FWD SX, DPS, OX, FWD
Dry weight with DP, incl. prop. & PS, kg (lb)
408 (899) 410 (903) 412 (908)
Rating 52
The engine complies with
US EPA3,
CAN4, EU RCD
US EPA, CARB, EU RCD, BSO3 US EPA, CARB, EU RCD, BSO 5

1. No catalyst, no EVC

2. RATING 5 for pleasure craft applications

3. Approved for limited use

4. Environment Canada

5. Twin engine applications are BSO certified

6. Only BSO certified for single installations

Engine designations
V6-2801 V6-280-C V6-280-CE
Horsepower, KW (hp)
209 (280)
Engine speed, rpm
5800
Displacement, I (in3)
4.3 (262)
Number of cylinders V6
Bore/stroke, mm (in.) 99.6/92.0 (3.92/3.62)
Compression ratio 11.0:1
Fuel system Spark Ignited Direct Injection
Available Volvo Penta Drive(s)
SX, DPS, OX SX, DPS, OX, FWD SX, DPS, OX, FWD
Dry weight with DP, incl. prop. & PS, kg (lb)
408 (899) 410 (903) 412 (908)
Rating 52
The engine complies with
US EPA3,
CAN4, EU RCD
US EPA, CARB, EU RCD, BSO 5 US EPA, CARB, EU RCD, BSO 6

1. No catalyst, no EVC

2. RATING 5 for pleasure craft applications

3. Approved for limited use

4. Environment Canada

5. Twin engine applications are BSO certified

6. Only BSO certified for single installations

Engine designations
V8-300-C V8-300-CE
Horsepower, KW (hp) 240 (300)
Engine speed, rpm 5800
Displacement, I (in3) 5.3 (323)
Number of cylinders V8
Bore/stroke, mm (in.) 99.6/92.0 (3.92/3.62)
Compression ratio 11.0:1
Fuel system Spark Ignited Direct Injection
Available Volvo Penta Drive(s) SX, DPS, OX, FWD
Dry weight with DP, incl. prop. & PS, kg (lb)
450 (991) 452 (996)
Rating 52
The engine complies with US EPA, CARB, EU RCD

1. Not available

2. RATING 5 for pleasure craft applications

3. Approved for limited use

4. Environment Canada

5. Twin engine applications are BSO certified

6. Only BSO certified for single installations

Engine designations
V8-350-C V8-350-CE
Horsepower, KW (hp) 261 (350)
Engine speed, rpm 5800
Displacement, I (in3) 5.3 (323)
Number of cylinders V8
Bore/stroke, mm (in.) 99.6/92.0 (3.92/3.62)
Compression ratio 11.0:1
Fuel system Spark Ignited Direct Injection
Available Volvo Penta Drive(s) DPS, OX, FWD
Dry weight with DP, incl. prop. & PS, kg (lb)
450 (991) 452 (996)
Rating 52
The engine complies with US EPA, CARB, EU RCD

1. Not available

2. RATING 5 for pleasure craft applications

3. Approved for limited use

4. Environment Canada

5. Twin engine applications are BSO certified

6. Only BSO certified for single installations

You have to feel it to believe it!

There's no better way to tell story of the next generation of gasoline engines from Volvo Penta
you have to experience the push you back in the seat performance first hand.

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