Chassis specifications for the new Volvo FL.

On this page, you'll find:

  • Model combinations
  • Wheelbases
  • Front axles
  • Front suspension
  • Chassis height
  • Fuel tanks
  • Adblue tank
  • Rear suspension
  • Rear axle load
  • Brakes
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Model combinations

Gross Vehicle Weight (tonnes) Wheels Chassis height Engine Front axle load (tonnes) Rear axle load (tonnes)
12 17.5” Low D5K 4.5 8.5
12 19.5” Medium D8K 4.5/5.0 8.5
14 19.5” Medium D8K 5.0/5.8 9.5
16 19.5” Medium D8K 5.8 10.9
12 22.5” High D8K 5.0 9.2
14 22.5” High D8K 5.6 9.5/10.6
16 22.5” High D8K 6.3 10.9
18 22.5” X-High D8K 7.1 11.5


Wheelbases

Wheelbase (mm) 12 tonnes 17.5” 12–16 tonnes 19.5” 12–16 tonnes 22.5” 18 tonnes 22.5”
3250
3500
3800
4100
4400
4700
5000
5300
5600
5900
6200
6500
6800


Front axles

12 tonnes 12–16 tonnes 12–16 tonnes 18 tonnes
Wheel 17.5” 19.5” 22.5” 22.5”
Engine D5K D8K D8K D8K
GVW (tonnes) 12 12–16 12–16 18
Max front axle load (tonnes) 4.5 5.8 6.3 7.1

Front suspension

12 tonnes 12–16 tonnes 19.5” 12–16 tonnes 22.5” 18 tonnes
Leaf suspension, parabolic
Leaf suspension, parabolic reinforced
Air suspension


Chassis height

Engine Tyre Height (mm)
Low D5K 245/70R17.5” 810–830
Med D8K 265/70R19.5” 860
High D8K 275/70R22.5” 950
X-High D8K 295/80R22.5” 960


Fuel tanks

Volume (litres) Chassis fitting Material
80 Right/Left Plastic
130 Right/Left Plastic
160* Left Steel/Aluminium
210 Left Steel/Aluminium
215 Right/Left Plastic
300 Right Steel
430 (2×215) Right Plastic

* Only for 18 tonne Volvo FL



Fuel tanks

The fuel tanks are available in plastic, steel or aluminium. Fuel volume varies from 80 to 300 litres. In addition, there is a combination of two 215-litre tanks available, providing a total volume of 430 litres.

AdBlue tank

The AdBlue tank is made of plastic and the volume is 32 litres. The AdBlue pump is integrated in tank module. There is one variant for vehicles with right-hand mounted fuel tank (ADTP-R), and one for vehicles with left-hand mounted tank (ADTP-L).

Front axles

Front axle loads vary from 4.5 up to 7.1 tonnes.



Rear suspension

Suspension type 12 tonnes 12–16 tonnes 19.5” 12–16 tonnes 22.5” 18 tonnes
Solo 4×2
RAD-L80 Leaf
RAD-L80 Leaf, reinforced
RAD-L80 Leaf, short and stiff
RAD-A2V Air
RAD-KR Air


Rear axle load (tonnes)

12 tonnes 12–16 tonnes 19.5” 12–16 tonnes 22.5” 18 tonnes
Solo 4×2
8.5
9.2
9.5
10.6
10.9
11.5


Brakes

The Volvo FL has pneumatic brakes with ventilated discs both front and rear. The EBS (Electronically controlled Brake System) anti-locking disc-brake system provides both faster and safer braking response and promotes less brake wear. The system includes features such as ABS, anti-locking brakes, a differential lock and Brake Blending. With Brake Blending, the system exploits the vehicle’s various brakes for more uniform brake application and less wear on both the wheel brakes and tyres. The extended EBS package features a function that facilitates starting on slopes. The brake discs are available in different sizes depending on the application.


Max braking torque retardation
1490 Nm between 800–1900 r/min.

ESP (Electronic Stability Program)
ESP (ESP-BAS1) helps maintaining direction stability (yaw control) in difficult conditions, and helps preventing rollover as well.
Hydraulic retarder for AL306 gearboxes
The compact, integrated hydraulic retarder (RET-HYDR and RET-TPT variants) is mounted on the gearbox. The max effect is 400 kW.

Maximum ratio in the torque converter (TC418) is 1.98:1.