Sales of the Volvo FH16 Euro-6 are now under way and – with up to 750 hp and 3550 Nm of torque – it retains its position as the most powerful production truck in the world. The first Euro-6 versions of the Volvo FH16 will be delivered in early June.
The Volvo FH16 is ideal as a tractor for fast average journey times at 40- or 44-tonnes, heavy combinations and timber haulers, with exceptional demands on driveability and productivity. Now the world’s most powerful series-produced truck is available with a new generation of 16-litre engines producing a choice of 750, 650 or 550 hp – all conforming to the latest Euro-6 emission legislation. In addition to lower emissions, the new engines also offer higher torque at low revs, a more powerful engine brake and quieter operation.
"The Volvo FH16 with Euro-6 engine has the same high reliability, the same fuel consumption, the same power and peak torque as before. But now the driver has access to maximum torque from just 900 or 950 rpm depending on horsepower rating," says John Comer, Product Manager at Volvo Trucks – UK and Ireland.
All the engines are equipped with I-Shift, Volvo’s automated transmission, although the 550 hp version is available with a 14-speed manual gearbox option, and all engine versions can be specified with Volvo’s VEB+ engine brake.
Maximum braking effect has been raised from 425 kW to 470 kW at 2200 rpm, further improving safety and reducing wear on the foundation brakes.
In order to deliver the low NOx emissions required by Euro-6, Volvo’s engineers have used cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) in combination with an updated system for exhaust gases after-treatment. A new dual-stage turbocharger helps power the EGR loop and also delivers the high power outputs. The engine features pilot injection, which means that a small amount of fuel is pre-injected into the cylinder, creating more uniform pressure build-up and a softer engine note.