Fuel-saving Volvo Penta D16 engine

Volvo Penta is starting production of its most powerful versatile engine yet, the new Stage V/Tier 4F D16. The new 16-litre engine delivers a range of industry-leading benefits, including a reduction of up to 10% in fuel consumption compared to its predecessor, the TAD1643VE-B, low to high-end torque and high-altitude performance.
May 10, 2021
Volvo Penta’s new D16 engine
Volvo Penta’s new D16 engine

The new D16 unit has been designed to meet the needs of customers working in a range of demanding environments, such as quarrying, mining, and construction applications. It is based on proven technologies that have undergone millions of hours of testing and real-world use.

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). The optimised EATS design ensures high uptime and low total cost of ownership.

With its dual-stage turbo system, the D16 delivers high performance across the operational range, providing high torque at low and high engine speeds. This enables the engine to meet the requirements of multiple applications without operators having to compromise between performance and torque. For example, in mining customers can benefit from high power and high torque, leading to increased productivity. And in agriculture, where the requirement is often for high torque at low rpm, the D16 is optimised for low fuel consumption.

The D16’s dual turbo system is based on proven technology that has been used in Volvo Penta’s power generation engines for more than a decade. It’s the first of the company’s industrial versatile engines to be equipped with this technology.

The dual turbo technology and efficient combustion system also help the engine to achieve industry-leading performance at high altitude. At an altitude of 2,500m, the D16 delivers the same performance as it does at sea level.  

The D16 has been developed to produce smooth operation with low noise levels built on the dependable in-line six-cylinder design. A durable, compact base engine that’s easy to install, the D16 is built to run. With easily accessible service points, the industrial engine is simple to maintain and now has an extended oil service interval from 500 to 1000 hours.

The 16-litre D16 (TWD1683VE) diesel engine delivers 585kW of power and 3650Nm peak torque at 1900RPM. As well as meeting the Stage V and Tier 4F emission regulations, the new engine also complies with MSHA, CANMET, Reg 120, Reg 96 and RoHS2 requirements.

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