Volvo Trucks Announces New Fuel-Efficient 1,850 lb.-ft. Torque Rating for D13 Engine

Volvo Trucks in North America today announced that it’s boosting peak torque in the 13-liter D13 engine with the introduction of a 500 horsepower, 1,850 lb.-ft. torque engine rating.

The powerful, yet fuel-efficient engine, is well-suited for linehaul, heavyhaul and on- and off-highway vocational applications.

“Added torque provides even better gradability in demanding mountainous terrains and improves startability in heavy-haul and off-road vocational applications,” said John Moore, Volvo Trucks powertrain product manager. “Introduction of this new peak torque rating is truly a testament to the robust design of the D13 engine. Today’s 13-liter engines equal the horsepower and torque of larger displacement engines, while providing improved fuel efficiency and significant weight savings.”

The new rating will be available for order on all Volvo VNM, VNL, VAH and VHD models beginning in the third quarter of 2013. Previous peak torque across Volvo’s product lineup was 1,750 lb.-ft.

Volvo’s 500 horsepower, 1,850 lb.-ft. torque engine is an Eco-Torque rating, which allows the truck to accelerate normally through all bottom gears. In the top two gears, where most of the fuel is traditionally consumed, the engine defaults to the lower torque curve, helping save fuel. The higher torque is available on demand.

“Adding the 1,850 lb.-ft. torque rating for our D13 engine is an important step as we focus on strengthening our market presence outside the long haul segment. We can now provide a lighter weight solution for customers currently using larger displacement engines to achieve the same torque output,” Moore said.

Volvo D-13 Engine
Volvo Trucks announced that it’s boosting peak torque in the 13-liter D13 engine with the introduction of a 500 horsepower, 1,850 lb.-ft. torque engine rating.

Volvo Trucks North America’s operations and products are guided by the company’s three core values: Quality, Safety and Environmental Care. The Volvo VNM, VNL, VNX, VHD and VAH trucks are assembled in the United States at the New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Virginia, while Volvo engines for North America are assembled in Hagerstown, Maryland. Both plants are certified to ISO14001 environmental and ISO9001 quality standards.

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 115,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2012, the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to $45 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm and are traded OTC in the U.S. For more information, please visit or if you are using your mobile phone.

March 21, 2013