Short facts

Total weight:
Up to 100 tonnes

Chassis height:
810 to 1200 mm

D13A: 360, 400, 440, 480 hp


  • I-Shift
  • Wide range of manual 9-speed and 14-speed gearboxes
  • Powertronic 5 or 6-speed automatic gearbox


To suit a variety of needs the Volvo FM can be fitted with several 9 or 14-speed manual gearboxes. All feature servo synchromesh and wire operation, which results in low gearchanging force and less lever vibration. The range-change and splitter gearboxes are available in versions intended for different engine torque levels and optionally with overdrive as well.

The I-Shift will change the way you drive. It is a 12-speed gearbox with electronically controlled shifting system. The system is designed in new ways and is now applicable to long-haul, distribution and construction duties, dimensioned to handle gross combination weights above 80 tonnes. It is quiet and more compact than ever, weighing approximately 70 kg less than a manual gearbox.

Powertronic is a 5 or 6-speed and automatic planetary transmission intended for construction and distribution duties. It can now be combined with all engine outputs. With good starting and driving properties it has two operating modes, as well as manual gearchanging. The gearchange is without any interruption to power delivery. The Powertronic also reduces internal loss in hill climbing.