Volvo Penta D6 IPS 500

Volvo Penta D6 IPS 500 Inboard

Volvo Penta D6-IPS Inboard is a expertly matched package, powered by the in-line 6-cylinder D6, a 5.5-liter, common-rail diesel with a turbo, working together with a perfectly matched pod. This high-efficient propulsion system offers excellent maneuverability, onboard comfort, fuel efficiency, and low emissions.

Boats Powered By This Engine: 2015 MJM 40Z, 2010 MJM 40Z 

6-Cylinder 5.5L 380 Crankshaft HP

  • Totally integrated system, from helm to propeller
  • Unique, steerable pods
  • Integrated seawater and exhaust system
  • Twin rubber suspension and sealing rings plus soft-suspended engine
  • Electronically controlled common-rail injection system
  • Electronic shift and throttle
  • Electronic steering, enabling features such as joystick maneuvering and Dynamic Positioning System
  • Hydraulic gear shift system with Low-speed Mode as standard
  • Oil exchange is done from inside vessel
  • Nickel-bronze-aluminum alloy and stainless steel in all main underwater components
  • Complete range of propellers available
  • Easily accessible service points
  • Crankshaft Horsepower:
    380 HP
  • Displacement:
    5.5 L
  • Full Throttle RPM Range:
    3500 rpm
  • Starting System:
  • Gear Ratio:
  • Alternator Output at WOT:
    150 amps
  • Weight:
    1984 lb
  • Recommended Fuel:
  • Engine Type:
  • Warranty:
    3-year limited

Features and Benefits


Steerable pods provide superior slow-speed maneuverability and excellent high-speed handling. The joystick makes docking easy and safe, even in confined spaces. Outstanding maneuverability also leads to efficient driver response and high safety.

High Performance

This package provides outstanding performance and excellent maneuverability. By working in undisturbed water, the forward-facing propellers enhance the already high performance.


This package is designed for low noise and high onboard comfort. A combined rubber suspension and seal absorb propulsion forces and vibrations. All exhaust fumes are emitted through the pods and into the prop wash for improved comfort.

Electronic Vessel Control

Volvo Penta Electronic Vessel Control fully integrates the propulsion system enabling the unique set of optional features, such as Joystick Docking, Dynamic Positioning System, and Glass Cockpit.

Compact and Robust Package

The engine is designed and built to be immensely strong, using cutting edge technology and material. Together, the engine and pod form a compact, robust and highly efficient package that is easy to install. This gives excellent reliability and long-term durability.

Long Service Life

A propulsion system from Volvo Penta is easy to maintain. Our comprehensive range of high-quality oil, lubrication and coolant ensures uptime and top performance in the long term. Accessories include a fuel pre-filter to keep the engine in good condition.