Volvo Penta D16 Engine Reduces Fuel Consumption

Volvo Penta’s Stage V / Tier 4F D16 engine delivers a range of benefits including a reduction of up to 10% in fuel consumption, low to high-end torque and high-altitude performance.

The Stage V D16 off-road engine from Volvo Penta has been designed to meet the needs of customers working in a range of demanding environments, such as mining and construction. The 16-liter engine boasts fuel efficiency, low to high-end torque and high-altitude performance. It’s the company’s most powerful versatile engine to date and was awarded Diesel Progress Summit’s Engine of the Year Award (>175 hp).

The D16 is based on proven technologies that have undergone millions of hours of testing and real-world use. Its versatile performance delivery, response and highly efficient combustion have been proven in real-world applications to help customers reduce their fuel consumption by up to 10%, when compared to the previous model.

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 optimized EATS design ensures high uptime and low total cost of ownership.

Proven technology

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 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 both high power and high torque, leading to increased productivity.

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.

High-performance engine

Built on the dependable in-line six cylinder design, the D16 has been developed to produce smooth operation with low noise levels. 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-liter D16 (TWD1683VE) diesel engine delivers 585 kW (796HP) of power and 3650 Nm (2692 lb/ft) peak torque at 1900 RPM. 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.