Volvo’s enhanced D13 turbo compound engine is now standard on all Volvo VNL models, including day cabs.
Following the next-generation release of the D13TC engine in 2020, orders for the engine have increased in North America. In the same year, Volvo also made the engine standard on the Volvo VNL 740, 760 and 860 sleeper models.
Growing demand for the turbo compound engine technology in North America comes on the heels of global success for Volvo Trucks, including high customer satisfaction in Europe, Volvo Trucks North America officials said in a press release.
Depending on the operation, the next-generation D13TC engine provides fuel savings up to 6% compared to the 2020 Volvo D13 VGT engine. The new turbo compound engine improves emissions, reducing the overall carbon dioxide footprint while still maintaining high average transport speeds, VTNA officials said.
On average, the D13TC engine delivers improved fuel efficiency of up to 11% compared to 2015 Volvo truck models. Enhanced fuel efficiency options from Volvo Trucks like the Xceed package, available on the VNL 760 and 860, can include the FlowBelow Aerokit and other optimized exterior design features to deliver fuel efficiency gains as high as 16%, officials said.
The D13TC engine also provides optimized performance efficiency for a wide range of applications, including tanker, bulk haul and flatbed. Dynamic torque, a feature standard on the D13TC engine, enables the vehicle to adjust to the exact load without impacting performance.
The first-generation D13TC engine was introduced in North America in 2017.