Five Ways the Volvo Penta D8 Genset Engine Leads the Way

I’m a huge fan of the work the Volvo Penta division does, but they don’t put out action-packed press releases like the Volvo cars and Volvo trucks groups do. Still, I figured this “Top 5” style release was good enough to share. So, with that, I hope you’ll check it out, then let us know what you thought of it in the comments section at the bottom of the page.


    1. Industry-leading power density and a compact size

    Volvo Penta’s D8 Stage II and IIIA/Tier 3 genset engine has been built with a high power-to-weight ratio, giving it industry-leading power density and an extremely compact design for its power class. It has been designed for quick, easy, and economical installation as well as ease of operation and maintenance.

    2. Fuel efficiency

    The D8 features state-of-the-art, high-tech diesel fuel injection and charging systems with low internal losses, contributing to excellent combustion, low fuel consumption, and an extremely attractive total cost of ownership.

    3. Based on proven technology

    The new D8 industrial genset engine is based on mature technology concepts that have undergone hundreds of thousands of testing hours and real-world use in a wide variety of applications across the Volvo Group. Volvo Penta engineers have perfected the design and optimized the D8 for the power generation segment, allowing customers to benefit from proven, reliable components.

    4. Low noise

    This 8-liter power generation engine has been developed to produce smooth and vibration-free operation with low noise levels. The lower noise emissions have been achieved by choosing more sophisticated fuel injection technology and by adding a top-of-the-line Visco fan clutch. Noise reductions of up to 2.5% – compared to previous products – have been measured.

    5. Tested to the maximum

    To verify performance, reliability, and durability, the D8 was tested to the maximum – at temperatures of -25ºC through to 60ºC of sweltering heat – in real-world field tests with customers. This extensive testing ensures the engine functions with the required performance and reliability levels in all the applications, climates, and environments Volvo Penta customers operate in.


Volvo Penta D8 Stage II/III

Source | Images: Volvo Penta.

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