Up to 500 hp of fuel-efficient power
VOLVO DIESEL ENGINES
Improved power and performance. Better fuel efficiency. And lower emissions. Our world-leading diesel engines deliver superior pulling power. And they’re kinder to the environment, too.
Built-in fuel efficiency
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 you bottom line. And to the environment.
Volvo Engine Brake: VEB and VEB+
Up to 510 hp of braking effect
Our patented engine brake, VEB+, uses a unique camshaft design to absorb up to 375 kW (510 hp) on the D13 engine. On the D11, the Volvo Engine Break (VEB) absorbs up to 290 kW. Coupled with our I-Shift transmission system and clever cruise control, you can maintain a high average speed, without compromising safety or fuel economy.
Cleaner, greener engines
Our Euro 6 engines are a huge leap towards cleaner transportation and reduced environmental impact. Power and fuel-efficiency are on par with Euro 5 models, but we’ve halved particulate emissions and reduced oxides of nitrogen by nearly 80%.
How it works
Our Euro 6 solution
New engine components improve gas-flow and ensure the exhausts reach the after-treatment system at optimum temperature.
2. Seventh injector
A special diesel injector is used for heat management of the DOC and ensures the efficiency of the Diesel Particle Filter and good SCR functionality.
3. Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC)
The DOC produces the NO2 necessary for the Diesel Particle Filter 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.