Here you can find the powertrain specifications for the Volvo FH range.

  • Engines
  • I-Shift
  • I-Shift software packages
  • Manual gearboxes
  • Rear axles
  • Rear axle ratios
  • Powertrain combinations
  • Power take-offs


  D13A D16C
Emmission standard  Euro 3 Euro 3
No. of cylinders  6
Displacement  12.8 dm³  16.1 dm³ 
Stroke  158 mm  165 mm 
Bore  131 mm  144 mm
Compression ratio  18.1:1  16.8:1
Economy revs  1050–1600 r/min  1000–1500 r/min
Exhaust braking power 170 kW (2300 r/min) 230 kW (2200 r/min)
VEB+ effect  375 kW (2300 r/min) 425 kW (2200 r/min)
VEB+  option option 
Oil filters  2 full-flow, 1 bypass   2 full-flow, 1 bypass 
Oil change volume, incl. filter  33 l  42 l 
Cooling system, total volume  38 l  48 l 

Engine-mounted power take-off

  Torque output  Ratio 
EPTT650  650 Nm*  1.26:1
EPTT1000  1000 Nm*  1.26:1
* Torque output both when driving and standing still.
D13A – Power/torque

D13A – Power/torque

Net output according to EC 582/2011

D13A440 (324 kW)   
Max power at 1400–1800 r/min  440 hp 
Max torque at 1050–1400 r/min  2200 Nm  
D16C – Power/torque

D16C – Power/torque

Net output according to: EC 582/2011

D16C610 (449 kW)   
Max power at 1600–1700 r/min  610 hp 
Max torque at 1000–1500 r/min  2800 Nm 

12-speed splitter and range gearbox with an automated gear changing system. I-Shift can be fitted with a compact retarder, power take-off, emergency power steering pump and oil cooler.


Type Top gear Engine torque (Nm) GCW approval (tonnes)
Direct  2600 100
Overdrive  3150 100

I-Shift software packages

I-Shift long haul gear changing software (TP-LONG)
TP-LONG includes intelligent functions that minimise fuel consumption. This software package is ideal for long-haul operations where strong emphasis is placed on fuel economy. This package includes the I-Roll function.

Heavy duty transport (TP-HD)

TP-HD optimises I-Shift for heavy duty transport with high gross combination weights (>85 tonnes). Regardless of the gross combination weight, the driver can always optimise drivability by selecting or deactivating the heavy duty mode, and activating the long haul mode. The functions in the software package also offer benefits for trucks hauling multiple trailers.

I-Shift software packages

Sales variants TP-LONG TP-HD**
Basic PTO Functions (APF-BAS)
Enhanced PTO Functions (APF-ENH) o o
Basic Gear Selection Adjustment (AMSO-BAS)
Enhanced Gear Selection Adjustment, incl. Kickdown (AMSO-AUT) o o
Basic Vocational Functions (AVO-BAS)
Enhanced Performance – Bad Roads (AVO-ENH) o o
Basic Shift Strategy
Performance Shift
Gearbox Oil Temperature Monitor
Heavy Start Engagement
I-Roll (•)
Smart Cruise Control (•)
Launch Control
Enhanced Shift Strategy (GCW ≤ 85 t)
Heavy Duty GCW Control (85 t < GCW ≤ 180 t)
Ultra low crawler gear* (ASO-ULC) o o
Reverse multi-speed* (ARSO-MSR) o o

• Standard (•) The function can be used when TP-LONG is activated. o Option – Not available
*Only AT2612F, ATO2612F, ATO3112F and ATO3512F. ARSO-MSR requires ASO-ULC or ASO-C.
**Only AT2612D, AT2612F, ATO2612F, ATO3112F and ATO3512F.

Rear axles

Type  Axle Gear Max torque (Nm) Max axle/bogie load (tonnes) GCW approval (tonnes)
Single reduction          
RSS1356 Solo Hypoid 2400/2800 13 56/44
RSS1360 Solo Hypoid 3550 13 60
Hub reduction          
RTH3312 Tandem Conical spiral cut 3550 33 120

Rear axle ratios

RSS1356 RSS1360 RTH3312
3.10:1 3.08:1 4.12:1

* For RSS1344D

Powertrain combinations

  D13A440 D16C610
Single reduction axles    
Hub reduction axles    

Power take-offs

A wide range of clutch-independent and clutch-dependent power take-offs are available - to drive all sorts of body equipment.

Clutch-independent power take-offs

PTR-FL: Connecting flange attachment and low-rev.
PTRD-F: High-rev with connecting flange attachment for direct-fitted propshaft.



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