The XE16 — exceptional efficiency — packages feature the 16-liter Volvo D16 engine with 500 hp and up to 2050 lbs.ft. of torque. The first, a heavy-spec XE16 package rated for combination weights up to 143,000 pounds, was designed specifically for the North American heavy long combination vehicle (LCV) market. The second XE16 package combines exceptional fuel efficiency with outstanding performance for five-axle tractor-semitrailer combinations up to 80,000 pounds.
The Volvo D16 is sold in VNL Daycabs and Sleepers, and in the new VNX model, making it the perfect choice for line haul and heavy haul operations.
At 1500 rpm the standard I-VEB puts out an impressive 420 braking hp and a whopping 600 hp at 2200 rpm, an improvement by more than 20% over its predecessor. The I-VEB is controlled by a new brake stalk switch, allowing three engine-brake increments.
An oil drain interval of up to 35,000 miles with the low maintenance oil pan, which is an option in the VNL, helps to reduce operating costs. The D16 engine offers a dependable, fuel-efficient solution for heavy haul applications that require maximum muscle under the hood.