9/19/2012

Volvo Buses launches all-new engine range



by Press release

Environmentally optimised, economical and highly efficient. Volvo Buses is now launching an all-new series of right-sized engines that meet the new Euro 6 requirements. “In general Euro 6 means higher fuel consumption, but thanks to engines with lower weight, smart new alternators and electrification of various components, we’ve been able to improve fuel efficiency in virtually all our bus models,” says Johnny Lidman, Product Manager City buses, Europe, at Volvo Buses.

Volvo’s new engine range consists of three models: 5-, 8- and 11 litre engines. All were developed to achieve maximum fuel efficiency while meeting the new Euro 6 norms.
“The new 8-litre engine, the D8, is the first off the mark and it replaces our current 7- and 9-litre Euro 5 engines. Our 7-litre Euro 5 engine is world-leading* as regards fuel economy, the new 8-litre engine maintains that position and at the same time delivers better performance. Compared with the 9-litre engine, it also has far lower fuel consumption and a lower noise level,” says Johnny Lidman, Product Manager City buses, Europe at Volvo Buses.

The new 8-litre engine will be installed in the Volvo 8900 intercity bus and the Volvo 9500 tourist coach. It will also be supplied in chassis for selected bodybuilders.

More powerful hybrid engine
Volvo’s new 5-litre engine, the D5, is a more powerful diesel engine for Volvo’s hybrid driveline, offering 240 hp (215 hp). This engine will also be used in the new hybrid articulated bus that Volvo will be launching with Euro 6.

“With the existing Euro 5 engine, our hybrid is already better than a standard diesel-powered Euro 6 bus. With the new 5-litre Euro 6 engine, it’s even ‘greener’and meets all Euro 6 requirements,” says Johnny Lidman.

The new 5-litre engine will also be used in Volvo’s new double-decker, the B5TL, which is being launched in the UK later this autumn. Here the new engine will provide a significant fuel and weight saving compared with the current Euro 5 B9TL.

The new 5- and 8-litre engines Euro 6 will be available in versions that can run on biodiesel.

Proven SCR and EGR technology
Volvo Buses uses SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) and EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) systems in the new engine range. This technology has been used for several years by Volvo in the USA and Japan and it has now been further developed for Europe. The new engines also feature diesel particulate filters, essential in order to meet the Euro 6 norms.

Furthermore, Volvo is introducing a new 11-litre engine for tourist coaches, which will be both more economical and lighter compared with today’s 13-litre engine.
The new engines will be available on the market in the second half of 2013.

*According to independent test institute VTT.

Facts, Volvo’s new engine range
5-, 8- and 11-litre engines. All the engines meet the Euro 6 standard and use SCR and EGR technology as well as DPF.

D8
Three models:
• 280 hp 1050 Nm
• 320 hp 1200 Nm (also available in biodiesel version)
• 350 hp 1400 Nm

D5
• 240 hp 900 Nm (also available in biodiesel version)

D11
Three models:
• 380 hp 1800 Nm
• 430 hp 2050 Nm
• 460 hp 2200 Nm

Bus models that will be available with the new engines:
City buses: Volvo 7900 Hybrid, Volvo 7900 Hybrid articulated bus
Intercity: Volvo 8900 4x2, 6x2
Tourist coaches:Volvo  9500, Volvo 9700, Volvo 9900

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Volvo D11
Volvo D8

For more information, please contact:
Helena Lind, Media & Marketing Manager, Volvo Bus Corporation
+ 46 765 53 62 57

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