D13

Powertrain

D13 Volvo Power

D13 Overview

Balanced Efficiency & Performance

The Volvo D13 delivers the perfect combination of fuel efficiency and power for a wide range of applications, and the reliability your customers demand.

Volvo Power

375-500 hp, 1450-1850 lb-ft.

The D13 offers twelve power ratings from 375 to 500 hp. Three XE, six Eco-Torque, and three Dual-Torque ratings provide the fuel economy of lower torque, with the strong performance of higher torque.

Proven

Reliable Architecture

Proven across billions of miles in markets around the globe, Volvo's engine architecture provides a solid, reliable foundation that keeps trucks on the road, producing revenue.

Applications

Line Haul, Regional, Local

Designed to offer a balance between efficiency and performance, the lightweight D13 is well-suited for applications ranging from local to long haul, and from distribution to construction.

Like all of Volvo's 2017 engines, the D13 is built on a foundation of proven, developed architecture that leverages innovative hardware to maximize efficiency. Energy that is normally lost is recovered with standard features including low-friction pistons and a two-speed water pump, as well as optional features like turbo compounding. A standard hybrid common rail fuel injection system gets the most power out of every drop of fuel. Our reliable variable geometry turbocharger compresses and moves the intake air while providing the correct back pressure to drive the EGR process.

Ideal for applications operating primarily at cruise speed, the D13TC uses turbo compounding to capture and harness energy typically lost through the exhaust to recover lost horsepower and improves fuel economy.

Volvo

Get The Right Power for the Job

Get the right amount of power for the job with our wide selection of torque packages.

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Volvo Powertrain

Truck Models Using 13L Powertrain

Sold in the VAH, VHD, VNL and VNM, the D13 is the perfect choice for applications that demand a balance between the fuel efficiency and performance.

Why Volvo

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Turbo Compounding

Ideal for applications operating primarily at cruise speed, the D13TC uses turbo compounding to capture and harness energy typically lost through the exhaust.

Low-friction wave piston design

Improved piston skirt finishing reduces friction losses, benefitting power and efficiency. The piston's wave design increases compression to boost efficiency, improving combustion to minimize soot.

D13 TC

Offering an impressive mix of power, efficiency, and value, all Volvo's 2017 engines are OBD 2016-compliant and built on a foundation of proven, developed architecture that leverages innovative hardware to maximize efficiency.

Intelligent Shifting

The Volvo I-Shift makes drivers more productive, always monitoring grade, speed, weight, and engine load, shifting when necessary or holding a gear - whichever saves more fuel.

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