|Engine||12.8 Ltrs, Euro-4|
|Rated power 460 hp @ 1400-1900 rpm|
|Max. torque 2200 Nm @ 1000-1400 rpm|
|Gearbox||Manual Synchronised Range-Splitter|
|14 forward and 4 reverse gears|
|Gross Combination Weight||49 tonnes (when coupled to suitable 3-axle semi-trailer)|
The Volvo D13A440 is a 460 hp, 12.8 litre in-line 6-cylinder engine designed to ensure excellent driving characteristics, high reliability and excellent fuel efficiency. The engine’s power is available virtually from idling speed, which ensures excellent starting traction. This power stays with you throughout and maximum torque is available high up the rev range (2300 Nm at 1000-1400 rpm). A wide economic speed range of 1000-1500 rpm helps to get the maximum fuel efficiency.
Volvo's 14-speed splitter-range gearbox VT2214B, matched perfectly to the fitted D13A440 engine’s characteristics. Close and well balanced ratios make it easy for the truck to climb steep gradients and facilitate smooth acceleration. Extreme low crawler ratio 16.41:1 ensures good startability when hauling heavy loads in on gradients.
The new Volvo FM is strong where it counts – on its individual axles. Front axle with unique S-shaped parabolic leaf suspension is approved for maximum 9 tonnes axle load. 33 tonnes rear tandem axle with reinforced bogie suspension design further enhances the overall load carrying capacity of the vehicle. 3.5 inch heavy duty fifth wheel coupling is rated for vertical imposed load of 36 tonnes.
Many aspects of the truck have been developed to help drivers become more effective on the job. The gently curved dash not only looks appealing; it’s designed for an ergonomic and comfortable driving position, with all controls, instruments and storage within easy reach and view. Sleek steering column enhance the knee space for driver, bringing more comfort for the long drive. Air suspended driver’s seat with back support and comfort makes it easy for all drivers to be in comfortable position while driving the truck.
Volvo is the only truck manufacturer in the world to meet the Swedish cab strength standards - the toughest in the world. The cab’s low position, combined with forward sloping dashboard and the slim rearview mirrors provides superior close-up visibility. The high-illumibation head lamps offer enhanced light performance. The unique feature of automatic parking brake activation when the engine is turned off ensures high degree of safety even if the driver misses it.