The standard for the VNL


Regardless of whether the trailer is fully or partially loaded, an aerodynamic VNL can provide substantial savings. Now standard, our next generation Turbo Compound is up to 6% more fuel efficient than our current 2020 D13 engine. And it’s up to 11% more efficient when compared to 2015 truck models.

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Next generation D13TC

More savings for more applications

The Volvo D13 Turbo Compound engine now offers fuel savings for a wider variety of applications than ever before. Fleets that run variable load applications, including tanker, bulk haul and flat-bed deliveries, can benefit from Volvo’s next-generation Turbo Compound system.

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The new D13 with Turbo Compounding captures and harnesses energy typically lost through the exhaust to recover lost horsepower and improve fuel economy.

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Simple Design

The simplest turbocharger design is one whose turbine geometry are fixed. With fewer moving parts there is less chance for mechanical failure. Which is why the D13TC simple design makes it the most reliable engine we've ever built.

Last Longer

The D13TC delivers extra horsepower while operating at lower RPM, so there’s less strain on the engine. The fixed geometry turbo is designed to meet the 1.2 million mile B50 life of the engine, with no extra maintenance required.

Shifting Forward

By combining the next generation of I-Shift with the D13TC, you get application-specific solutions that exceed expectations for fuel efficiency, performance and driver productivity.

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Performance Specifications

  • Specs

    • 455 HP
      • Peak Power
        455 HP
      • Peak Torque
        1900 lb-ft
    • 425 HP
      • Peak Power
        427 HP
      • Peak Torque
        1750 lb-ft
    • 405 HP
      • Peak Power
        405 HP
      • Peak Torque
        1750 lb-ft

Engine Specifications

  • Type
    Direct Injection Diesel
  • Number of cylinders
    6, In-Line
  • Bore & stroke
    5.16" x 6.22" [131mm x 158mm]
  • Displacement
    780 [13L]
  • Compression ratio
  • Firing order
    500 HP [372 kW] @ 2200 RPM
    2635lbs [1195kg]

Maintenance Intervals

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A truly unique engine for a truly unique truck. Available only for VNL, the D13TC brings even better fuel economy savings and more power.

High-Efficiency Aftertreatment

"One-box" aftertreatment system offers smaller packaging and reduces weight by 17 pounds from previous systems. Provides better thermal encasing of exhaust energy, improves muffler efficiency.

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Faster and Smoother Performance

The Volvo I-Shift makes drivers more productive, always monitoring grade, speed, weight, and engine load, shifting when necessary or holding a gear - whichever saves more fuel.

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