New Volvo 5.3L V8 engines!

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New Volvo 5.3L V8 engines!

Post by jhnmdahl » Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:19 am

Volvo has stepped up its game with the new line of 5.3L V8 engines, now using an aluminum block, direct injection, and variable valve timing to significantly improve performance. The new engines were derived from GM's Gen V engine platform, but are built from the block up as marine engines.

The new engine will be available in 300 and 350hp versions, likely displacing the V8 5.7L block (which weighs 120lbs more) over time.
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Re: New Volvo 5.3L V8 engines!

Post by jhnmdahl » Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:56 am

Boattest.com just posted a review of the 350hp variant of the 5.3L V8 engine. See:

http://www.boattest.com/engine-review/V ... 8-350_2016

And Volvo has published a website dedicated to explaining the features of the new engine. See:

http://www.volvopentanextgeneration.com/#the-engines

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