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Volvo Penta D3-170 marine diesel engine 170 hp

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Volvo Penta’s new D3 has been developed using the latest available engine technology. It only has the name and number of cylinders in common with the first generation D3.

* Common rail system with piezoelectric injectors
* Equipped with Volvo Penta EVC-EC for electronic shift & throttle
* Lightweight and compact
* Quiet and comfortable

World-class performance

The 1800 bar common rail fuel injection system with piezo-electric injectors performing multiple injections per cycle gives an extraordinary performance. In combination with a Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT) this ensures outstanding acceleration, with no sign of smoke.

Robust, compact and lightweight

With cast-in grey iron cylinder liners, integrated freshwater pump, and a neatly designed marinization based on Volvo Penta’s unique experience, the new D3 is a very robust engine. It is ultra-compact for its swept volume and fully symmetrical, making the package very easy to install.

Aluminum cylinder block and head gives the engine an extremely low weight for its power output. The D3 is equipped with an engine cover that in addition to protecting the engine also gives it a modern and exclusive appearance.


The D3 is equipped with the same type of successful engine mounts that were introduced for the D4/D6 engines. The multiple injection system in combination with the new type of engine mounts makes the engine amazingly quiet and comfortable at low speeds.

EVC-EC – Plug and go

EVC, Electronic Vessel Control, is the proven propulsion and boat management system that is used for the D3–D16 range of diesel engines. It offers a higher level of integration in your boat: electronic shift and throttle for smooth and safe control, and a complete range of easy to read data link gauges and display options including the new 7" color display. EVC makes boating easier and safer, offering twin engine synchronization and new software functions. It gives a base for additional features such as Trip Computer, which is a good tool for optimizing cruising speed and trim settings for best fuel efficiency.

The EVC-EC is scalable from one driving station up to four, with easy plug-in installation. EVC works closely together with the engine management system offering you constant power output regardless of temperature and quality of the fuel. A propulsion package fully matched, tested and supported by one company Volvo Penta’s hydraulically shifted reverse gear has been specially developed with a view to increasing the standard of comfort on board.

The combination of 8° down angle, large drop center and small dimensions provides for optimized installations. V-drives are also available. In order to get full benefit of the EVC system the reverse gear is equipped with electric shifting valve.

Prepared for new emission standards

The new engine has outstandingly low emissions. In addition to meeting the existing emission requirements it is prepared to meet the stringent US EPA Tier 3 regulations that will take effect in 2012.


Technical Specifications:

Propshaft kW/hp            : 115/156
Crankshaft kW/hp          : 120/136
Rated rpm                    : 4000
Number of cylinders      : 5
Displacement Litres       : 2.4

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