Volvo Trucks North America has announced that it is adding a turbo compounding option for the Volvo D13 engine.
“The D13 with turbo compounding has the opportunity for 6.5% fuel efficiency gains over the 2014 D13 engine,” explained Wade Long, Volvo’s director of product marketing. “You can also operate at 1050 RPMs cruising down the highway with this engine, with a 2.47 rear axle ratio. With this, we have an engine that can travel both at 75 MPH and 55 MPH while producing the most heat, which is how turbo compounding increases fuel economy for those who use it with downsped engines.”
The Volvo D13 with turbo compounding will be available in two HP ratings—425 and 455—in combination with three torque management packages: XE-Economy, XE-High-Torque and XE-Adaptive Gearing, giving customers flexibility to achieve improved fuel efficiency.
The D13 with turbo compounding also includes the enhancements made for Volvo’s 2017 line of engines, including assembled camshaft, a common-rail fuel system, and an updated wave piston design.
The Volvo D13 with turbo compounding will be available in mid-2017 as an option on Volvo sleeper models spec’d for long haul applications.