Volvo brings some of the most powerful yet fuel-efficient engines to the heavy-duty truck industry. When it comes time to select the engine type when buying a new Volvo truck, you have options: the D11, the D13 or the D13TC. Each engine has its advantages, but whichever you choose, you can feel confident on the road or on a job site, knowing your engine has the power to get the job done, and the efficiency to keep your fuel costs lower. 

D11 Engine

The D11 engine is a favorite for many where a lower overall weight is a major consideration. At over 340lbs less than the D13, the D11 makes for a compact, lightweight engine. The D11 also has the advantage of less soot production due to reduced regens. For those where reliability and cost of operation are your biggest concerns, the Volvo D11 engine provides all that with the power and fuel-efficiency you want.

D13 Engine

D13 Engine

The D13 engine is Volvo’s most popular engine, ending up in ~95% of Volvo trucks sold by TEC. And it’s the gold standard of Volvo engines for a reason. It strikes a perfect balance of fuel efficiency, power and pricing. Ideal for a wide range of activities, the D13 is a great option for most any use case or driver.

D13TC Engine

D13TC Engine

Finally, the D13TC, or the D13 Turbo Compound offer increased fuel savings for a wider range of applications. The D13TC is ideal for flat grades or rolling hills, light to moderate payloads and higher road speeds. The D13TC was designed with a fixed geometry turbocharger. With fewer moving parts, you get an engine that lasts longer and requires less maintenance. It also delivers extra horsepower while operating at a lower RPM, reducing stain and wear on the engine. When you need power, efficiency, reliability and flexibility, the D13TC is the engine for you.

D11D13D13TC
Horsepower325-425375-500405-455
Lb-ft Torque1,250 – 1,550 @ 1,000 rpm1,450 – 1,850 @ 1,000 rpm1,850 @ 900 rpm
Full Dress Dry Weight2,259 lbs2,605 lbs2,635 lbs
Engine Brake425hp @ 2,200 rpm500hp @ 2,200 rpm500hp @ 2,200 rpm
Pricing$$$$$$

Whatever you run, however you work, Volvo has the power and efficiency you want in an engine, and at a price you’ll love.

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