Volvo Penta
4.3GXi (225-hp)
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Volvo Penta 4.3GXi (225-hp) Volvo Penta 4.3GXi (225-hp)

This 4.3 L V-6 gasoline engine has a balanced shaft located in the center of the engine and offers quiet and virtually vibration-free operation. Volvo Penta only makes this engine in a non-catalyzed model that is not available in California and only in limited volumes in the U.S.

In one typical test of this engine in a single engine application we recorded the following: In a 20' boat weighing 2,750 lbs. (1,247 kg.) top speed was clocked at 49.4 mph getting 2.82 statute miles per gallon at 5000 rpm. Best cruising speed in this boat was recorded at 27.7 mph and 3000 rpm and she was getting 4.26 statute miles per gallon.

In twin-engine applications, builders install this engine in boats as large as the low 30-foot (9.14 m) range.

Power steering and trim are standard and they are available with SX or DP drives.

Key Features

  • Cylinder block and cylinder heads made of cast iron for good corrosion resistance
  • Pistons with two compression rings and one oil scraper ring
  • Pressure lubrication system with full-flow oil filter of spin-on type
  • Seawater-cooled exhaust manifolds and risers made of cast iron
  • Thermostatically controlled seawater cooling
  • ECM unit ensures constant optimum performance with diagnostic capability
  • Single propeller drive which can be run with both right- and left-hand propellers
  • Coolant water intake for the engine located at the lower part of the drive
  • Exhaust outlets through propeller hub and drive cavitation plate

Volvo Penta 4.3GXi (225-hp) (Sterndrive) Specifications
Horsepower 225-hp
Displacement (cu/cc) 262.00 cu / 4,293.41 cc
Number of Cylinders 6 Cylinders
Configuration V6
Fuel Delivery Fuel Injected
Cooling System Raw Water
Weight (lbs/kg) 922.00 lbs / 418.21 kg
Charging System 75A
Full Throttle RPM 4400-4800
Engine Control System Cable


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