The diesel engine's torque curve

Look at our curves

Excellent torque at low revs. An extremely wide max torque range. And peak torque that overlaps peak power in the mid rev range. 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. 


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Fuel efficiency puts money in your pocket as well as contributing to sustainability

Power for your business

The D16 engine’s massive power and wide max torque range means that the FH16 can carry out really heavy assignments with a high level of productivity. Your bottom line will reap the benefits. 

The VEB+ engine brake with its unique camshaft design

Volvo Engine Brake – VEB+

Our patented engine brake, VEB+, uses a unique camshaft design to absorb up to 470 kW (639 hp) on the D16. Coupled with our I-Shift transmission system and clever cruise control, you can maintain a higher average speed without compromising safety or fuel economy.

Cleaner, greener engines

With our Euro 6 step C engines, we take another leap towards cleaner transportation and reduced environmental impact. The performance is the same, only the fuel consumption is lower. 

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
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 FH16 horsepower

Pick your horsepower

Choose from four different power ratings for your Volvo FH16. 

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Power up. Fuel down

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

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