Volvo FH16 gears up to 750hp in Europe

The Volvo FH16 will be offered with 750hp and 3500Nm of torque in selected European markets. This will be on the market in time for the 16 litre engine’s 25th anniversary.

The new engine is based on the same technology as Volvo Trucks' current 16-litre 700hp diesel engine. It has been optimised for higher power and torque but fuel consumption is unchanged. The 750hp engine is available in two versions, one for Euro 5 and the other for EEV (Enhanced Environmentally-friendly Vehicle.

“With the Volvo FH16 750 we can offer our customers a truck with absolute top performance, good fuel efficiency and extremely low emissions. It's an uncompromising combination for the heaviest and most demanding of transport operations,” says Staffan Jufors, President and CEO of Volvo Trucks.

In 2008 Volvo was the first manufacturer to reach 700 hp, and now it is time for the next step – the Volvo FH16 750 hp.

Production of the first Volvo FH16 trucks for the European market with the higher power output will get under way in the beginning of 2012. In addition to the 750 hp version, Volvo's 16-litre engine is available with power outputs of 540, 600 and 700 hp.

Gary Bone, General Manager of Volvo Trucks in Australia says the Australian engineering division is evaluating the FH16 750, but to date there is no decision on whether it will be released in Australia and New Zealand.
“We regard Europe and Australia as quite different markets, each having their own unique characteristics. History tells us that the total package needs to be well validated for our conditions, and that is our current focus.
“The 750 horsepower rating is only one consideration for Australia. We are committed to providing fully market-adapted trucks with extended fuel capacity, total driveline performance and combination weight ratings to suit our extreme Australian conditions.”

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