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
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.
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.
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
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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.