This Western Peterbilt location services the Volvo D13 engine.

D13 Overview


Introducing Volvo’s 2014 GHG-certified (Greenhouse Gas) D13, the most fuel-efficient D13 ever, saving you up to 3% in fuel costs. What makes our 2014 GHG D13 more efficient?

  • Fuel burn is optimized with a new, highly efficient 7-hole injector.
  • New low-friction cylinder liner and oil scraper ring.
  • Reduced engine load with clutched air compressor that only runs when it’s needed.

Not only is the 2014 D13 more fuel efficient, but it is also easier to service! We designed an all-new two-piece valve cover that is easier to handle. This reduces service time and keeps oil from dripping on the head when valve cover is removed. Enhanced fuel efficiency and uptime, added value for the 2014 D13 that maximizes the return on your investment.

The Volvo D13 is a very fuel-efficient, powerful and lightweight engine, designed to meet current and future EPA regulations while improving reliability and lowering operating costs.

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Fourteen power ratings are available in the range from 375 to 500 hp. The engine provides impressive performance with excellent low-end torque for improved drivability. The new variable geometry turbo also makes the engine very responsive while improving fuel economy.

Two XE ratings, six Eco-Torque and three Dual-Torque ratings provide “dual-personality” torque output for those customers who desire the high fuel economy of their lower torque levels with the strong performance of their higher outputs.

The Volvo D13 is sold in VN Daycabs and Sleepers, the VHD and the VAH, making it the perfect choice for line haul, regional and vocational operations.

At 1500 rpm the optional I-VEB puts out an impressive 350 braking hp, an improvement by more than 20% over our previous engine.  At 2200 rpm, it absorbs 500 hp. The I-VEB is controlled by a new brake stalk switch, allowing three engine brake increments.

An oil drain interval of up to 45,000 miles helps in reducing operating costs. The Volvo D13 engine delivers a reliable, cost-effective and powerful solution — in a light, high-performance package — for a wide variety of applications.

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