The new Volvo FE and Volvo FL trucks are now even easier to drive in city conditions where the demand is for fast, smooth and clean transport. The new trucks feature an enhanced driver environment, and the Volvo FL range is extended with a very competitive four-cylinder, 5-litre engine. Driving becomes more efficient thanks to two new, in-house designed eight- and five-litre engines: the new 6-cylinder D8 engine has a displacement of 7.7 litres and is available with a choice of three power outputs: 320 hp/1200 Nm, 280 hp/1050 Nm and 250 hp/950 Nm; and the Volvo FL is also available with the compact 4-cylinder D5 engine. It has a displacement of 5.1 litres and comes with power outputs of 240 hp/900 Nm and 210 hp/800 Nm.
These engines meet the new Euro 6 requirements and their fuel consumption is on a par with our Euro 5 engines. The technological solution for meeting the Euro 6 demands is a combination of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and variable turbo geometry, a cooled EGR system and a particulate filter. Among the various options of transmissions, it is now possible to equip the Volvo FE with I-Shift. Another welcome new feature for drivers is that ESP (Electronic Stability Program) is now fitted as standard to both the Volvo FE and the Volvo FL. ESP helps the driver keep the truck on the road if it swerves unexpectedly or severely.
Volvo Trucks has also designed a unique 12-tonne version of the Volvo FL. With the most powerful engine in its segment (four-cylinder D5 with 240 horsepower), specially optimised I-Sync transmission and weighing 500 kg less than a corresponding truck with a 6-cylinder engine this is a highly competitive model.
In order to give the Volvo FE and Volvo FL a clearly identifiable Volvo image, the classic iron mark has been moved up to a new position below the windscreen. The dark section under the windscreen gives the cab a lower appearance, helping to create a modern look that blends in well with the traffic environment. The redesigned headlamps and distinctive daytime running lights also emphasise the family relationship with the other new Volvo truck models. The lamps are integrated into the new bumper, which is a three-piece unit with corner sections made of steel for extra durability and inexpensive repairs in the event of minor bumps and scrapes.