Penta DB

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Penta DB was an engine model produced by AB Pentaverken. The 1929 introduced engine was a side-valve engine with a cast-iron block and seven main bearings, and the first straight-6 engine used in Volvos. Four other variants followed after. These engines powered all six-cylinder Volvo passenger cars and taxi cabs, as well as the company's small trucks between 1929 and 1958.

EC engine in a Volvo PV51.


Version Year Bore x stroke Displacement Power Application Notes
DB 1929-32 76.2x110 mm 3,010 cc (184 cu in) 55 hp (41 kW; 56 PS) PV651-652, TR671-674, LV60-65
EB 1932-35 79.4x110 mm 3,366 cc (205.4 cu in) 65 hp (48 kW; 66 PS) PV652-654, TR673-679, LV60-65, LV71-75, LV76-79, Sisu S-321
EC 1935-45 84.14x110 mm 3,670 cc (224 cu in) 86 hp (64 kW; 87 PS) PV658-659, PV36, PV51-56, TR701-704, PV801-802,
LV76-79, LV101-112, LV81-86, LV120-123
ECG 1940-45 84.14x110 mm 3,670 cc (224 cu in) 50 hp (37 kW; 51 PS) PV51-56, PV801-802, LV76-79, LV101-112 War time wood gas conversion
ED 1946-58 84.14x110 mm 3,670 cc (224 cu in) 90 hp (67 kW; 91 PS) PV60, PV821-834, L201-202, L221-224, L340, L360

See alsoEdit


  • Volvo Personvagnar-från 20-tal till 80-tal av Björn-Eric Lindh, 1984. ISBN 91-86442-06-6