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Volvo Penta TAD540-542VE is a powerful in-line 4-cylinder, 5.13-litre reliable and economical off-road Diesel Engine range built on the Volvo Group in-line four concept. It features common-rail fuel injection, overhead camshaft, and turbo. High performance. Compact, simple installation and easy to service. High-tech injection system contributes to efficient combustion and low fuel consumption. Exhaust reduction system without Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR). Technical Data provided on this website is for illustrative purposes only. Please contact your nearest Volvo Penta dealer for complete and up to date specifications, order lead time, customised service agreements, warranty, extended coverage and package equipment options. Further information also available at Looking for a Volvo Penta dealer near you ? Please navigate to and search Volvo Penta Dealer Locator App for your IPhone or Android.

Technical Specifications
Engine designation TAD540-542VE
Configuration in-line 4
Displacement, l (inĀ³) 5.13 (313)
Method 4-stroke
Bore, mm (in.) 110 (4.33)
Stroke, mm (in.) 135 (5.31)
Compression ratio 17.5:1
Dry weight, engine only, kg (lb) 556 (1226)

Volvo Penta TAD542VE


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Low cost of ownership and operation

High power and torque already at low engine speed

Compact, simple installation and easy to service

Similar engine footprint for all emission standards


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