The Volvo FH range is the most successful Volvo truck family ever built. The development of the 'bestseller' FH12 has taken place in steps. In 2005, the FH12 was succeeded by the FH, being similar in appearance but incorporating the most dramatic product improvements in years.
The heart of the FH is the 13-litre engine. This does not only have superior performance to its predecessor, but also offers increased fuel efficiency and environmental characteristics which are not only up to the most demanding regulations known today (the Euro 4 and the Euro 5), but also prepared for even more demanding future environmental legislation.
High-tech design features
The 12.8-litre engine has horsepower options of 400, 440, 480 or 520, with torque figures of up to 2,500 Nm. It features high-technology design features like overhead camshaft, four-valve technology and unit injectors, together with the powerful Volvo Exhaust Brake (VEB). As an alternative to the 13-litre engine, two 12-litre engine options are available.
To facilitate the driver's work, Volvo I-shift automatic transmission is available, as alternative to fully-synchronized range-change manual gearboxes with or without splitter options. The Volvo Powertronic automatic transmission with torque converter is also included in the range.