Volvo FM - Gearbox 1

Volvo FM

Short Facts

Gross Combination Weight:
18 - 120 tonnes

Chassis height:
810 to 1000 mm

D11C: 330, 370, 410, 450 hp
D13C: 380, 420, 460, 500 hp


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

The I-Shift will change the way you drive. It is a 12-speed automated gearbox. Thanks to the intelligent software, I-Shift always applies the right gear in every situation. This leads to lower fuel consumption, enhanced driveability and makes the driver’s job a lot easier. I-Shift is quiet and more compact than ever, weighing approximately 70 kg less than a manual 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 gear changing 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.


Powertronic is a 6-speed automatic planetary transmission suited for 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 gear changing. The gearchange is without any interruption to power delivery. The Powertronic also reduces internal loss in hill climbing.