Volvo Penta
IPS550G (400-hp)
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Volvo Penta- Joystick Driving

Volvo reviews the features of their Joystick Driving System.

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Gasoline System -This system is designed to provide you the comparable performance to a 550HP inboard package. The 400-hp IPS550G is one of two gas systems available from Volvo Penta. The IPS system from Volvo is an application of the POD drive system that has been in existence on commercial ships for many years.

Volvo Penta IPS – Inboard Performance System – is a new propulsion system. Thanks to joystick controls, the IPS makes docking much easier and in our opinion, safer for less experienced boaters.

In addition to handling, IPS has some other big advantages: noise and vibration are greatly reduced, and exhaust gases are directed out through the drive units underwater. IPS also appears to provide significantly reduced fuel consumption; cruising range is also greatly improved.

Key Features

  • Maneuverability
  • Joystick operation
  • Increased speed
  • Faster acceleration
  • Reduced fuel consumption
  • Less emmisions per nautical mile

Volvo Penta IPS550G (400-hp) (POD Drive) Specifications
Horsepower 400-hp
Displacement (cu/cc) 496.00 cu / 8,127.98 cc
Number of Cylinders 8 Cylinders
Configuration V8
Fuel Delivery Fuel Injected
Cooling System Raw Water
Weight (lbs/kg) 1,836.00 lbs / 832.80 kg
Certification European
Charging System 120 A
Length/width/height 81.9 in / 23.9 in / 32.8 in
Full Throttle RPM 4400-4800
Engine Control System Electronic


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