Volvo unveils new cleaner range

I-Torque driveline for 13-litre engines

The new Volvo FMX engine
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Volvo Trucks has introduced new trucks with Euro 6 engines ranging from the smallest medium-duty five-litre engine to the heavy-duty 13-litre variant.

Starting in Spring 2014, Volvo trucks will also be available with a 16-litre Euro 6 engine and with the I-Torque driveline for the 13-litre engine.

"Total fuel economy is very important for our customers, and we have a combination of technology and service offers that will be difficult for our competitors to match," says Astrid Drewsen, product manager for Drivelines, Volvo Trucks.

For the heavy-duty engine range, the D11, D13 and the upcoming D16, Volvo Trucks has retained its tried and tested catalytic emission control, SCR (selective catalytic reduction).

SCR has proved to be extremely effective in the after-treatment of emissions and it is the ideal match for Euro 6 requirements.

In addition, Volvo Trucks has improved the catalytic coating of its SCR unit and the AdBlue injection system.

In order to comply with Euro 6, the heat in the exhaust system must be kept at a more or less constant high level.

Volvo Trucks is therefore combining its SCR solution with non-cooled EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) and a diesel particulate filter (DPF) in its D11 and D13 Euro 6 engines.

The technological solution for the D5 and D8 engines is a combination of cooled EGR system, particulate filter and SCR.

"Our experience from emissions legislation the world over provided the input for our choice of fuel-efficient, cost-effective and less complex engine technology.

"We are very pleased with our Euro 6 offer, especially since environmental care is one of our core values," says Drewsen.

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