According to Volvo Penta, output is high and maintenance needs are low as its Stage V-compliant engines are optimised to meet customer needs in terms of productivity, uptime and TCO. Passive regeneration of the aftertreatment system has been maximised, for example, eliminating unplanned stops during operation, while fuel consumption has been reduced by up to 5% over the Stage IV models.
The D16 offers an output of up to 585kW as well as a 10% reduction in fuel consumption over the earlier generation unit. By incorporating water-cooled charged air, its dual-stage turbo delivers high performance right across the operational range, enabling maximum torque to be produced at both low and high engine speeds.
On top of its low fuel consumption, the D16’s reliable Exhaust Aftertreatment System (EATS) has been designed to use selective catalytic reduction technology only, removing the need for exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and a diesel particulate filter (DPF).
By incorporating water-cooled charged air, the D16’s dual stage turbo system delivers high performance across the operational range, providing high torque at both low and high engine speeds. This allows the engine to be used in multiple applications, without compromising between performance and torque.
In addition to leveraging an array of proven technologies and expertise from across the Volvo Group, the firm is working on innovative driveline solutions.
“In the short-term, the focus is still very much on internal combustion engines and we will continue our development work in this area to stay competitive,” explained Morgan Blomgren, director Strategy & Business Development. “Our engines are already able to run on HVO and biodiesel, and to further support our transformation journey to zero-emission solutions, we are also looking into powering them with CNG, biogas and hydrogen, as well as the use of hybridisation – all of which are likely transitioning solutions for those markets that cannot yet support fully electric solutions.”