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Old 2nd June 2010, 07:05   #1
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• 16-litre 6-cylinder diesel engine with turbocharger and intercooler.
Power output: 700 bhp
• Torque: 3150 Nm

• Auxiliary brake: EPG with 230 kW at 2200 r/min or VEB+ with 425 kW at 2200 r/min.
• Exhaust treatment: SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction).
• Oil-change interval: 100,000 km or once a year
• Power take-off (option): 1000 Nm at a standstill, 650 Nm on the move.
• Available with open or closed crankcase ventilation.


Despite appalling sales figures towards the end of the year, with an apocalyptic drop of 99.7% in Europe, Volvo Trucks keep paddling for their survival and they are doing it in Swarovski-studded rafts so to speak as the Swedes have recently premiered the most powerful series-manufactured truck.

With a lion roaring 700 hp and 3150 Nm of torque, the new FH16 stands as Volvo's latest flagship and is aimed at customers who have huge transporting needs.

“The Volvo FH16 is intended for the very heaviest and most demanding of transport operations. It is also a highly prestigious truck for the customer who is looking for something truly out of the ordinary. And with 700 hp, the Volvo FH16 sets itself apart from everything else in the industry,” says Staffan Jufors, President and CEO of Volvo Trucks.

“Our aim is to have both the best performance and the best fuel economy in the segment. We have succeeded in keeping fuel consumption the same as before despite the power increase. In a comparison with the competition, we are doing very well indeed,” he added.

Surprisingly, the Volvo FH16 is certified for the new Euro 5 European emission requirements that come into force in autumn 2009. As Volvo mentions in the press release, this means that nitrogen oxide have been cut by more than 40 percent. Even if you are not a big Volvo fan, you must stand up and with tears in your eyes salute this achievement.

Of course, the FH16 also comes with less powerful versions outputting 540 and 600 hp, respectively, but why not leave other truckers to shame when your 700 hp propel the Zeus of all trucks like an F1 car.

Speaking of the power plant, we're sure you'd appreciate some technical details. The 16-liter D16G engine is equipped as standard with a new, electronically controlled exhaust brake (EPG) with an output of 230 kW. There is also the option of the Volvo Engine Brake, VEB+, with 425 kW braking effect.

“Another important change in the two most powerful engine variants is a new and larger system for exhaust after-treatment. Since the system can handle a larger flow of exhaust gases, counter-pressure is reduced and power losses are minimised. A larger-capacity system also results in better cleaning capacity. Just as before, the SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) system is used, taking effective care of harmful emissions,” Volvo's statement reads.

Last but not least, the noise level during idling has been lowered by 2dB(A) with the help of pre-injection, where a small amount of fuel is sprayed into the cylinder.


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Fantastic truck, mindblowing numbers, with that kind of power, it's one moster on the move.
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WHAT ON EARTH?? those are some INSANE numbers!!
just curious guys, how do you measure the power/torque generated by trucks? are there dynos powerful enough to accommodate such monsters??
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The dashboard looks like cockpit of a aircraft!!!! Very hard to imagine an Indian driver in this monster.
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I drove an FH (13 liter) with I-shift some time back. The experience was too good. The I-shift senses the axle load and change gears accordingly. It also has an inclination sensor to check if vehicle is going up-hill. When I drove the gearbox started of in 2nd gear was shifting two gears at a time as the truck was empty. It was a demo FH truck which I drove inside company premises (Volvo Group ME)..

Volvo makes the most beautiful trucks in my opinion!
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Wow 700 bhp and more torque than you know what to do with! Stunning machine.
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Awesome Machine!

Any idea what would be the redline and idling of this engine?
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700 BHP is good for a road going truck. But, the real bhp truck giants,

Caterpillar 797F - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Liebherr T 282B - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bucyrus MT6300AC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Komatsu 960E-1 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

How about these with 3500+ HP and 64kmph @ full load?
Was always a fan of these heavy duty mining trucks.
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something about the transmission ? how many speeds it have ?
but truly looks awesome !!!
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Brochure from the Volvo global site.

PDF -> http://pdfviewer.volvotrucks.com/Vol...ish_global.pdf

Flash -> Volvo FH16 English Global

Flash -> http://pdfviewer.volvotrucks.com/Lon...bal/flash.html

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3150Nm can literally pull the earth away from its orbit! Fantastic stuff,and looks mindblowing in black.Interiors really look comfy and cosy too!
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Feel like quitting the job & start a career as truck driver!!! What's mind blowing is the one below
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“Our aim is to have both the best performance and the best fuel economy in the segment. We have succeeded in keeping fuel consumption the same as before despite the power increase. In a comparison with the competition, we are doing very well indeed,” he added.

Surprisingly, the Volvo FH16 is certified for the new Euro 5 European emission requirements that come into force in autumn 2009. As Volvo mentions in the press release, this means that nitrogen oxide have been cut by more than 40 percent.
Amazing, to see Volvo challenging & exceeding their own standards.

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That's one powerful truck. It does look like a regular Volvo semi, though. One might drive past one of these on some motorway and may not realise that it's a high-tech giant. Save for the tell-tale sticker on the sides, I guess!!
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Not the most powerful but I am sure that cabin is one of the most beautiful on wheels that I have seen.
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This is officially the most powerful truck. Can you find anything more powerful ?
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