Volvo D13TC Engine

The standard for the VNL

VOLVO D13TC ENGINE

The Volvo D13 Turbo Compound engine now offers fuel savings for a wider variety of applications than ever before. Fleets that run variable load applications, including tanker, bulk haul and flat-bed deliveries, can benefit from Volvo’s next-generation Turbo Compound system.

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Next generation D13TC

More savings for more applications

The Volvo D13 Turbo Compound engine now offers fuel savings for a wider variety of applications than ever before. Fleets that run variable load applications, including tanker, bulk haul and flat-bed deliveries, can benefit from Volvo’s next-generation Turbo Compound system.

See How the New D13TC Engine Works

Introducing our next generation turbo compound engine. Improvements that come with the Volvo D13TC engine include up to 11% fuel savings compared to model-year 2015 trucks, enhanced efficiency over a wider range of applications and a new EE Extra Efficiency drive mode.

Introducing Volvo I-Torque

The fuel efficiency of a direct-drive, and the performance of over drive. Allowing the truck to operate at a wide speed range efficiently, achieving up to 8.5 mpg at 85 mph.

Volvo I-Torque

FUEL EFFICIENCY IS OUR PRIMARY CONCERN

Introducing I-Torque

D13TC Calculator Fuel-Efficiency

How much can you save?

Turbo Compound Calculator

Compare the cost of fuel and DEF consumption between some of our previous engines and the new Variable Geometry Turbocharger or the Turbo Compounding engines.

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Simple Design

The simplest turbocharger design is one whose turbine geometry are fixed. With fewer moving parts there is less chance for mechanical failure. Which is why the D13TC simple design makes it the most reliable engine we've ever built.

Last Longer

The D13TC delivers extra horsepower while operating at lower RPM, so there’s less strain on the engine. The fixed geometry turbo is designed to meet the 1.2 million mile B50 life of the engine, with no extra maintenance required.

Shifting Forward

By combining the next generation of I-Shift with the D13TC, you get application-specific solutions that exceed expectations for fuel efficiency, performance and driver productivity.

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Performance Specifications

  • Specs

    • 455 HP
      • Peak Power
        455 HP
      • Peak Torque
        1860 lb-ft
    • 425 HP
      • Peak Power
        427 HP
      • Peak Torque
        1750 lb-ft
    • 405 HP
      • Peak Power
        405 HP
      • Peak Torque
        1750 lb-ft

Engine Specifications

  • Type
    Direct Injection Diesel
  • Number of cylinders
    6, In-Line
  • Bore & stroke
    5.16" x 6.22" [131mm x 158mm]
  • Displacement
    780 [13L]
  • Compression ratio
    18:1
  • Firing order
    1-5-3-6-2-4
  • ENGINE BRAKE RETARDING POWER
    500 HP [372 kW] @ 2200 RPM
  • DRY WEIGHT (APPROX)
    2635lbs [1195kg]

AVAILABILITY

COMPATIBLE WITH THE D13TC

A truly unique engine for a truly unique truck. Available only for VNL, the D13TC brings even better fuel economy savings and more power.

Maintenance Intervals

Our service and maintenance intervals prepare your truck for whatever lies ahead.

Volvo D13 Turbo Compound Brochure

The Volvo D13 Turbo Compound engine now offers fuel savings for a wider variety of applications than ever before.

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High-Efficiency Aftertreatment

"One-box" aftertreatment system offers smaller packaging and reduces weight by 17 pounds from previous systems. Provides better thermal encasing of exhaust energy, improves muffler efficiency.

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Faster and Smoother Performance

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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