Up to 750 hp of fuel-efficient power.

Volvo FH series engine Euro 6

Fuel-efficient. Torque-strong. Reliable. These are the characteristics of Volvo diesel engines. The range consists of:

  • D13K, 13-litre with 420, 460, 500 & 540 hp
  • D16K, 16-litre with 550 to 750 hp


Volvo FH torque curve

The Volvo torque curve. You’ll feel it in the pedal.

Excellent torque at low revs. An extremely wide max torque range. Peak torque overlaps peak power in the mid rev range. Volvo’s leadership in diesel-engine technology is clearly visible once you start comparing engine curves. You’ll experience fast acceleration, excellent pulling power, comfortable low-speed handling and, last but not least, a fuel-efficient and pleasurable ride at cruising speed.


Engine fuel efficiency

Fuel-efficiency built-in.

The vertical, centrally positioned unit injectors. The optimised combustion chamber geometry. The fast and precise EMS-controlled injection. The high gas-fill ratio. We could go on listing what makes Volvo engines hard to beat at fuel economy. Your bottom line will reap the benefits. So will the environment.


Volvo engine brake, VEB+

VEB+. Up to 639 hp of braking effect.

Minimise wear on the brake pedal. Volvo’s patented engine brake absorbs up to an impressive 375 kW (510 hp) on the D13 and up to 470 kW (639 hp) on the D16, thanks to the unique camshaft design with four rocker arms. Integrated with I-Shift and the cruise control, it lets you maintain a high average speed without compromising safety or fuel economy.


From 420 to 750 hp. Pick yours.

The engine range for Volvo FH comprises eight different
power ratings: four 13-litre (D13) and three 16-litre (D16).
You can rest assured there’s always one that suits your
transport operations.

  Type Max power (hp) Max power (kW) Max torque (Nm)
D13K420 420 309 2100
D13K460 460 338 2300
D13K500 500 368 2500
D13K540 540 397 2600
D16K550 550 405 2800/2900
D16K650 650 479 3150
D16K750 750 552 3550
2900* with manual gearbox

View the complete specs for all engines

Our solution for Euro 6.

80% lower emissions of NOₓ and 50% less particulates. This is how we managed to meet Euro 6 without compromising engine performance.


The new components in the engine serve one main purpose: To fine tune every step of the gas-flow through the engine and make sure that the exhausts reach the after-treatment system at optimum temperature. Without jeopardising fuel economy or engine performance.

7th injector
A special diesel injector is used for heat management of the DOC and ensures the efficiency of the DPF and good SCR functionality.

Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC)
The DOC produces the NO2 necessary for the DPF to efficiently combust the particulates. In cold conditions, it also provides the heat needed for regeneration.

Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)
The filter collects particulate matter (PM) and stores it until it’s burned off during regeneration. The regeneration is done automatically and the driver doesn’t need to take any action.

Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR)
In the mixing zone, the exhausts are sprayed with AdBlue. When they reach the catalyst, the nitrogen oxides (NOₓ) are efficiently transformed into harmless nitrogen gas and water.

Ammonia Slip Catalyst (ASC)
The last step before the tailpipe where the remaining ammonia (NH3), if any, is removed.