The FM is the 'allrounder' in the heavy-duty range of Volvo. It was introduced together with the FH in 2005, with which it shares the basic design and most of the components, since it is a member of the Global Family of Volvo trucks (together with the FH, VN and VT).
The FM is a very rugged heavy-duty truck with the cab placed in a lower position compared to the Volvo FH, a feature which contributes to e g easier entry and exit, an important aspect in local and regional heavy-duty distribution transport.
The lower cab position is also an advantage in construction site operation, a task for which the FM is very suitable thanks to a rugged chassis which also can be supplied with all-wheel-drive (in two- or three-axle execution). The FM is also available in 4-axle execution.
Three cab options
The FM range includes three cab options, including the day cab, the sleeper cab and the prestigious and spacious Globetrotter cab.
The FM is available with two engines; the 13-litre engine (the same as in the FH) and the 9-litre engine (which is unique to the FM range). It is offered with a wide range of transmission options, including synchronized manual gearboxes, automated Volvo I-shift gearboxes and the automatic Volvo Powertronic transmission with torque converter.