Engine Volvo D16E540

Engine Volvo D16E540

The Volvo D16E540 engine is a 16.1 liter, 6-cylinder in-line diesel engine equipped with a turbocharger and intercooler. Power 540 HP The engine complies with the EU emission requirements of the Euro 4 standard.

D16E540 is designed for heavy freight transport. It is based on a robust and reliable design with an overhead camshaft, 4 valves per cylinder and a precision electronic fuel injection system.

Thanks to its very high horsepower, the D16E540 engine delivers impressive torque across a wide rpm range, ensuring excellent handling even in hilly terrain. And the high torque at low revs provides excellent traction performance.

The D16E540 is a low noise and low emission engine. The engine is Euro 4 compliant thanks to its selective catalytic reduction (SCR) exhaust gas treatment.


Engine’s type diesel
Power output 396 kW / 540 hp at 1450-1800 rpm
Displacement 16120 cc
Number of cylinders 6
Valves 24
Max torque output 2600 Nm / 1000-1450 rpm
Compression ratio 17.3:1
Cylinder bore 144 mm
Piston stroke 165 mm
Crankshaft bearings 7
Configuration inline
Fuel type diesel
Fuel system direct injection
Turbine turbo / charge air cooler
Euro standards Euro 4 (D4)
Cylinder head OHV
Timing mechanism spur gear
Timing rocker arm
Cooling water

Features and Benefits

Power of engine Volvo D16E540

  • maximum torque over a wide rpm range;
  • silent engine operation;
  • fuel economy;
  • Electronic Engine Management (EMS);
  • low emission, Euro 4 compliant;
  • very high braking force when used with VEB + engine brake (optional);
  • rear-mounted power take-off for high power output (optional);
  • closed crankcase ventilation (optional).

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