Volvo FM engines

This is where fuel efficiency starts.

High driveability. Low fuel consumption. And of course fulfilling Euro 6. These are the characteristics of Volvo diesel engines.

The Volvo FM range consists of:

  • D11, 11-litre with 330 to 450 hp
  • D13, 13-litre with 420 to 500 hp

Volvo FM torque

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

Excellent torque at low revs. An extremely wide max torque range. Peak torque meets peak power. 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, not least, a fuel-efficient and pleasurable ride at cruising speed.

Euro 6 engines

When it comes to Euro 6, no news is good news.

Lowering NOₓ emissions by almost 80% and reducing particulates by half is a tough challenge. Especially if you don’t want to compromise on engine performance. But we have succeeded. Our range of Euro 6 engines still offer the same driveability and reliability as our widely appreciated Euro 5 engines did. And the fuel economy is almost on par. Scroll down to learn more.

Read the inside story on fuel and emissions

Engine fuel efficiency

Fuel-efficiency built-in.

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 plus

Volvo Engine Brake.
Minimise wear on the brake pedal.

If you want to maintain a high average speed without compromising safety or fuel economy, you need a good engine brake. That’s why Volvo Engine Brake (VEB), available on the D11, is so widely appreciated. And on the D13, you have access to our patented VEB+, absorbing up to a massive 375 kW (510 hp), thanks to the unique camshaft design with four rocker arms.



Engine range, Volvo FM.

Type Max power (hp) Max power (kW) Max torque (Nm)
D11K330 330 243 1600
D11K370 370 273 1750
D11K410 410 302 1950
D11K450 450 332 2150
D13K420 420 309 2100
D13K460 460 338 2300
D13K500 500 368 2500

View the complete driveline specs

Our solution for Euro 6.

Engine
A closed loop butterfly, a waste-gate turbo, a so-called uncooled EGR and more. The new engine components serve two main purposes: to improve gas-flow and make sure the exhausts reach the after-treatment system at optimum temperature.

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.

Astrid Drewsen on meeting Euro 6 and saving fuel

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.