Fuel-efficient. Torque-strong. Reliable. These are the characteristics of Volvo diesel engines. The range consists of:
- D13, 13-litre with 420 to 540 hp
- D16, 16-litre with 540 to 750 hp
The Volvo torque curve. You’ll feel it in the pedal.
Excellent torque at low revs. An extremely wide max torque range. Peak torque overlaps peak power in the mid rev range. Volvo’s leadership in diesel-engine technology is clearly visible once you start comparing engine curves. You’ll experience fast acceleration, excellent pulling power, comfortable low-speed handling and, last but not least, a fuel-efficient and pleasurable ride at cruising speed.
The vertical, centrally positioned unit injectors. The optimised combustion chamber geometry. The fast and precise EMS-controlled injection. The high gas-fill ratio. We could go on listing what makes Volvo engines hard to beat at fuel economy. Your bottom line will reap the benefits. So will the environment.
VEB+. Up to 578 hp of braking effect.
Minimise wear on the brake pedal. Volvo’s patented engine brake absorbs up to an impressive 375 kW (510 hp) on the D13 and up to 425 kW (578 hp) on the D16, thanks to the unique camshaft design with four rocker arms. Integrated with I-Shift and the cruise control, it lets you maintain a high average speed without compromising safety or fuel economy.
From 420 to 750 hp. Pick yours.
The engine range for Volvo FH comprises eight different
power ratings: four 13-litre (D13) and four 16-litre (D16).
You can rest assured there’s always one that suits your
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Our solution for Euro 6.
A closed loop butterfly, a waste-gate turbo, a so-called uncooled EGR and more. The new engine components serve two main purposes: to improve gas-flow and make sure the exhausts reach the after-treatment system at optimum temperature.
A special diesel injector is used for heat management of the DOC and ensures the efficiency of the DPF and good SCR functionality.
Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC)
The DOC produces the NO2 necessary for the DPF to efficiently combust the particulates. In cold conditions, it also provides the heat needed for regeneration.
Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)
The filter collects particulate matter (PM) and stores it until it’s burned off during regeneration. The regeneration is done automatically and the driver doesn’t need to take any action.
Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR)
In the mixing zone, the exhausts are sprayed with AdBlue. When they reach the catalyst, the nitrogen oxides (NOₓ) are efficiently transformed into harmless nitrogen gas and water.
Ammonia Slip Catalyst (ASC)
The last step before the tailpipe where the remaining ammonia (NH3), if any, is removed.
N.B. The D16 engine presented on this page refers to the Euro 5 version, which is no longer available. Sales of the Euro 6 version will get under way in March 2014. The new D16 range will comprise three output levels: 750 hp (3,550 Nm), 650 hp (3,150 Nm) and 550 hp (2,900 Nm).