We’ve made improvements. Several small advances result in big improvements. Engines with lower internal friction. Fine-tuning of software. Among other things. The result - our Euro 6 diesel engines are even cleaner and more fuel-efficient.
Excellent torque at low revs. An extremely wide max torque range. And peak torque meets peak power. Compare our torque curves and you’ll see the difference. Climb in the cab and you’ll feel it – incredible acceleration, unrivalled pulling power and a fuel-efficient, pleasurable ride at speed.
The optimised combustion chamber geometry. The fast and precise EMS-controlled injection. The high gas-fill ratio. We could go on listing what makes our engines so fuel-efficient. What’s more important is the difference they make to your bottom line. And to the environment.
Our patented engine brake, VEB+, uses a unique camshaft design to absorb up to 375 kW (510 hp) on the D13. On the D11, the Volvo Engine Break (VEB) absorbs up to 290 kW. Coupled with our I-Shift transmission system and clever cruise control, steep and tricky descents are much safer and more fuel-efficient.
Choose from eight different power ratings. There are four 11-litre (D11) and four 13-litre (D13) options.