Volvo Diesel engines with extremely wide torque range

Look at our curves

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 fuel-efficient Volvo Diesel engines

Built-in fuel efficiency – and environmental care

Increased compression ratio on the 420 and 460 engines. New optimised turbo on the 500 and 540 engines. Common-rail injection for all engines and fine-tuned software to give the best engine control: plus, lowered internal friction. Everything in order to optimise fuel-efficiency, and give improved engine torque and response at low rpm. This makes a difference to your bottom line. And to the environment.

The patented engine brake VEB+ from Volvo

Volvo Engine Brake: VEB and VEB+ Up to 375 kW of braking effect

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.

Cleaner, greener engines

We've taken another leap towards cleaner transportation and reduced environmental impact with our Euro 6 engines. You can feel the improvements in torque and fuel-efficiency. And we’ve halved particulate emissions and reduced oxides of nitrogen by nearly 80% versus Euro 5.

Our Euro 6 solution: an overview

How our Euro 6 solution works

1. Engine
New engine components improve gas-flow and ensure the exhausts reach the after-treatment system at optimum temperature.

2. Seventh injector
(not necessary on D11K and D13K420 engines)
A special diesel injector is used for heat management of the DOC and ensures the efficiency of the DPF and good SCR functionality.

3. 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.

4. Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)
The filter collects and stores particulate matter (PM) until it’s burned off during regeneration. Regeneration happens automatically – you don’t need to take any action.

5. Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR)
In the mixing zone, the exhausts are sprayed with AdBlue. When they reach the catalyst, the nitrogen oxides (NO2) are efficiently transformed into harmless nitrogen gas and water.

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

Volvo FMX with eight different power ratings

Pick your horsepower

Choose from eight different power ratings. There are four 11-litre (D11) and four 13-litre (D13) options.

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Witness the power

Experience the strength and efficiency of our engines at your local Volvo Trucks dealer.

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