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All-new Volvo B13R

The all-new Volvo B13R is a platform for superior productivity. A powerful new engine offers fuel savings of up to 9%, making a substantial difference to operating costs. An updated chassis with a new driver’s environment makes every mile behind the wheel an amazing experience. And your passengers will enjoy the improved comfort and safety. The all-new Volvo B13R is truly a premium offering, ready for whatever comes ahead.

A powerful driver experience

Driving the all-new Volvo B13R is a sensational experience. Perfectly seated in the new driver place, you get that special feeling of control. With the new 500 hp engine and updated I-Shift transmission with even faster gear shifting, you have instant power access already from low revs. Now add our unique Volvo Dynamic Steering. The result is extremely smooth power, smooth gear changes and light steering for comfortable and safe driving.

Fuel saving and biofuel

The new 13-litre engine and driveline feature several fuel-saving technologies, helping to reduce fuel consumption by up to 9% compared with the previous engine. A new engine compartment layout with a unique cooling system operated by electrical fans and lower engine revs at cruising speed are two examples. The engine is available in two power levels, 460 hp and 500 hp. For improved environmental performance, both of them can run on HVO and biofuel.


Productivity on a higher level

The all-new Volvo B13R also comes in a low-entry version, ideal för creating a premium double decker. The same powerful and highly fuel-efficient driveline and a maximum gross vehicle weight of 26,500 kg offer excellent passenger and luggage capacity.

Passenger experience

Passenger comfort comes from within. Build quality, chassis geometry, suspension and engine installation of Volvo standard all form a good foundation for superior travel comfort, with less interior vibration and noise.

The secret of comfort

There's more to the feeling of comfort than just the coach interior. It starts with the road manners and smoothness as the vehicle maintains the pace. The powerful 13-litre engine, the legendary Volvo I-Shift transmission and Volvo Dynamic Steering all make for steady and efficient progress.

Travel in Volvo safety

In every Volvo, safety is built-in from the start. The new Volvo B13R features several advanced proactive and protective safety systems that help the driver avoid incidents and accidents.

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Lane Keeping Support

A warning system that notifies the driver if the coach is about to unintentionally cross a lane marker.

Volvo Dynamic Steering

A technology that improves steering responsiveness and precision, thus reducing the strain on the driver’s shoulders, neck and arms.

Driver Alert System

A system that registers the drivers’ behaviour and the position of the bus in the lane. If the driver loses concentration, the system displays pop-up messages and emits audible signals to encourage the driver to pay attention to the road ahead or to take a break. 

Volvo Connect

With Volvo Connect you can save fuel, increase efficiency, secure uptime, boost safety and grow profitability. Volvo Connect is your fleet management system and entrance to the world of Volvo Bus Services. Connected services as well as documentation and workshop tools – all in one place.

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Zone Management

A unique-to-Volvo service, based on geofencing, but with added functionality. One example is safety zones, where a vehicle’s speed is limited to a pre-set value within a defined area, or for part of a route.

Zone Management

Vehicle status

When a warning is lit on the driver’s dashboard it also sends a notification to Volvo Connect. Which means no time is lost. You can assist your driver and decide whether to return to the depot or complete the shift. A true uptime booster.

Vehicle status

Workshop services

Volvo Connect offers a range of workshop services with diagnostics, software downloads, documentation and instructions for maintenance and repair. And you can even find the right spare parts online.

Workshop services

Longer service intervals

With the new 13-litre engine the service intervals are extended, thanks to a state-of-the-art engine and an installation featuring a unique cooling system with electrical fans. The temperature is kept low and uniform in all conditions, and the engine runs under optimised conditions.

Service contracts

Your coach’s uptime is the key to profitability. And with our uptime services and service contracts your coaches will have the proper maintenance and repair at the right time – without disrupting your business.

Service contracts

Volvo 13R Range Brochure Format PDF Size 1 MB

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