Engine Volvo D13C540

Engine Volvo D13C540

The Volvo D13C540 engine is a 6-cylinder in-line diesel engine with a displacement of 12.8 liters with an overhead camshaft, 4 valves per cylinder and unit injectors, the power of which is 540 hp. The engine complies with the EU requirements for the emission level of exhaust gases of the Euro 5. Designed for the transportation of heavy loads over long distances and for construction equipment.


  • Maximum torque over a wide engine speed range.
  • Cost effective.
  • Low emission, Euro 5 compliant
  • Oil change every 100,000 km or once a year when using VDS4 oil.


Engine’s type diesel
Production years 01/2009
Max power output 540 hp (397 kW) at 1450-1900 rpm
Maximum RPM 2100 rpm
Max torque output 2600 Nm / 1050-1450 rpm
Displacement 12,8 dm3
Number of cylinders 6
Cylinder bore 131 mm
Piston stroke 158 mm
Compression ratio (compression) 17,8:1
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards Euro 5

The engine is equipped with unit injectors for high pressure injection. Optimal fuel combustion is ensured by the design of the combustion chamber and intake manifold. The gas filling ratio is extremely high, which contributes to high efficiency. This contributes to an economical engine with high power and high torque over a wide rpm range for excellent engine performance.

The D13C540 is a low noise and low emission engine. Recycling the exhaust gases using Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology, the engine complies with the EU Euro 5 standard.

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