Rear Engine - modern powerful and fuel-efficient
The engine in the Volvo 9400, the Volvo D7E, is a modern 7.14 litre, six-cylinder diesel engine with a turbo-charger, Common Rail Direct Injection fuel system and an intercooler. The engine delivers 290 hp, with a maximum torque of 1200 Nm. The engine meets Euro III Emission Standards.
The hydraulic retarder provides a good complement to normal braking, which considerably reduces wear on the brake pads. The hydraulic retarder, mounted on the gearbox output is a standard fitment on Volvo 9400.
Powerful disc brakes
Volvo 9400 has highly efficient disc brakes combined with Electronic Braking System EBS5, along with few components and compact design with ventilated discs for better cooling. Separate circuits for Front and Rear Wheels. The braking system ensures high safety, immense durability and longer service life. ABS anti-locking brakes are available as an option to further enhance safety levels. Asbestos-free brake pads have long been fitted as standard on all Volvo buses.
High performance gearbox
Volvo 9400 has a manuel gearbox, the ZF 6S 1380BD, with 6 forward and 1 reverse speed, which are fully synchronised - ensuring easy operations. Gearbox is lighter due to aluminium housing on the 9400 bus.
A well adapted powertrain
The rest of the powertrain is adapted to enable the engine to provide as much power as possible.