Specifications Volvo 8900


The body is built on the principle of best choice materials. The use of aluminium and our patented jointing method help create a strong, corrosion resistant and easy-to-maintain bus with low weight and a long service life.


Climate control
Efficient climate system with separate climate system for the driver.  In the articulated bus, the climate in the front and rear passenger compartments can be controlled separately.



 Volvo D8K Euro 6 diesel engine
• 280 hp/1050 Nm
• 320 hp/1200 Nm (also available in biodiesel version)
• 350 hp/1400 Nm

-  Volvo D7E is available with automatic transmission from ZF or Voith.
- Volvo D9B is available  with Volvo I-Shift.

Rear axle
Rear axle with a wide range of ratios for best performance within each application area (2.85–5.63).

Volvo 8900: Rigid front suspension (860 mm floor height).

- Volvo 8900 Low Entry: Rigid low front suspension.

Electronically controlled air suspension with kneeling function available on all variants.

Volvo electronically controlled disc brakes (ESP option).
Volvo compact retarder (Volvo D9B).
Automatic transmissions feature an integrated retarder (Volvo D7E).
Brake Blending function (all).

Wide range of door layouts with single or double electric or pneumatic doors at the front and in the middle (for example 1+1+0 or 2+2+1).

Luggage volume
Up to 6 m3 depending on specification.

- Volvo 8900 (860 mm floor height): Height 3.3 m (incl AC). Length 12.2–15.0 m.  Width 2.55 m.

- Volvo 8900 Low Entry: Height 3.3 m (incl AC). Length 12.0–14.7 m. Width 2.55 m.

- Volvo 8900 Low Entry without podesters: Height 3.3 m (incl AC). Length 12,0 and 14,7  m. Width 2.55 m.

Gross weight
Max gross weight 18.0–25.5 tonnes depending on model variant.

Equipment may vary from one country to another. We retain the right to alter product specifications without prior notification.