Engine Volvo D13A400

Engine Volvo D13A400

The D13A400 engine is a 12.8 liter, 6-cylinder in-line diesel engine with an overhead camshaft, 4 valves per cylinder and unit injectors. Designed for heavy freight transport, also suitable for construction work. This engine has low fuel consumption, good driving characteristics.

D13A400 characteristics:

  • Maximum torque over a wide rpm range.
  • Fuel savings.
  • Electronic Engine Management (EMS).
  • Low emission, Euro 4 compliant


Engine’s type diesel
Displacement 12800 cc
Cylinder bore 131 mm
Piston stroke 158 mm
Number of cylinders 6
Valves 24
Configuration inline
Max power output 400 hp (at 1400-1800 rpm)
Max torque output 2000 Nm (at 1050-1400 rpm)
Maximum RPM 2100 rpm
Compression ratio 18.1:1
Fuel type diesel

The engine camshaft drive is located at the rear, which reduces vibration and allows a power take-off to be mounted on the rear of the engine. The D13A400 is an engine with low noise and exhaust emissions, thanks to the treatment of the exhaust gases using the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology.

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