Volvo Penta launches a new series of D5 and D8 engines for a variety of applications that include construction, material handling, raw material exploration, forestry, and agriculture. The D5 and D8 engines are new line of 5 and 8-litre engines.
The D5 and D8 series of engines share the same electronics platform as the D11, D13, and D16 engines, but are smaller and more efficient. The D5 is a four-cylinder engine while the D8 is a six-cylinder engine.
OEMs can replace their 6 or 7-liter engines with the D5 engine due to its higher power density. Downsizing to a four-cylinder engine, which is lighter and compact, makes it easier to install.
The D5 and D8 engines reduce fuel consumption by as much as 2.5 percent, compared to the previous generation engines, and also offer higher torque at low speeds. The engines also need lower maintenance compared to the previous generation D series engines.