Volvo unveils the new FH16 - photo credits @ Volvo Trucks

Volvo unveils the new FH16: more power and better fuel economy

Volvo Trucks has introduced the new Volvo FH16, billed as Europe's most powerful yet fuel-efficient truck. Equipped with an all-new D17 engine, the Volvo FH16 promises a 5% improvement in fuel economy and lower emissions, while delivering 7% more torque than its predecessor.

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The new 17-litre 780 hp Volvo FH16 has been engineered for the most demanding transport tasks, offering outstanding performance and durability, according to Volvo Trucks. The company says that the updated engine enhances efficiency and productivity for challenging assignments, achieving significant reductions in fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.

The Volvo FH16 Aero variant also benefits from the new engine, with an aerodynamic cab design for even better fuel economy. The engine is available in three power ratings: 600 hp, 700 hp and 780 hp, with torque ratings increased to 3000 Nm, 3400 Nm and 3800 Nm on the top version. The transmission has been upgraded to handle up to 3800 Nm, with internal efficiency improvements in the 3000 and 3400 Nm versions.

“Our engineers have delivered an engine that combines the highest torque and power level in any European truck, with superior fuel efficiency,” stated Jan Hjelmgren, Head of Product Management and Quality at Volvo Trucks. “The facts speak for themselves – more torque and power with significant fuel and CO2 savings is a fantastic result. This means that our customers can carry out their assignments more efficiently and with higher productivity.”

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The D17 engine is certified to run on Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) in all power ratings, and the 700 hp version is also certified to run on 100% biodiesel (B100).

The Volvo FH16 and FH16 Aero with the new D17 engine will be available for ordering from mid-2024, with production set to begin in the second half of the year.