New Volvo Engine Provides Fuel Efficiency, Dynamic Torque

Aug. 19, 2019

Volvo Trucks is introducing the next generation of its Turbo Compound technology, providing three percent improvement in fuel efficiency over the current 13-liter Turbo Compound engine, the D13TC. According to Volvo, the new engine delivers up to 11 percent fuel savings overall compared to model-year 2015 trucks.

Additional improvements include enhanced efficiency over a wider range of applications, more engine ratings, and a new Extra Efficiency drive mode. 

Volvo Trucks’ new D13TC offers three individual drive modes, Dynamic Torque, and an additional 405 horsepower rating. These updates enable further-increased fuel efficiency over a wider range of loads, vehicle speeds, and engine RPMs. 

Rather than operating in silos of high-torque and low-torque modes, Dynamic Torque automatically sets a torque level dependent upon the weight of the truck, the grade, and the road conditions at any given time. The new engine also features a revised wave piston, optimizing wave technology to evenly distribute the air/fuel mixture in the cylinder. 

The new D13TC will be available for order in the fourth quarter of 2019 and go into production at the end of the first quarter of 2020.

Source: Volvo Trucks