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FH16 - 550 HP

With the market’s most powerful engine, built-in intelligence and superior comfort features, the Volvo FH16 offers the ultimate driving experience. Behind the wheel in this truck, you are in full control of the best torque available in the industry – 2,500 Nm. Designed for maximised stability and driveability, it offers the very best conditions for doing a productive job.

Moreover, the world-class safety technologies that protect not only the cab occupants but also other road-users make this truck one of the safest on the road. Considering reliability, availability, and fuel consumption, this truck is nothing but a perfect solution for profitable transport operations

Outstanding Power

  • In-line 6-cylinder, 16 litres with turbo and intercooler.
  • Two engine output levels: 550 hp.
  • Maximum torque levels: 2,500 Nm.
  • The Volvo Engine Brake - with a performance of 380 kW at 2,200 r/min - is available as an option.

High Productivity & Cost effectivity 

  • Cab and chassis of high-tensile steel gives low weight and high loading capacity.
  • Powerful 16-litre engine with low fuel consumption, approved according to Euro 3.
  • Aerodynamic design for reduced air drag thus improving fuel consumption.
  • The 14 speed gearboxes feature cable shift with servo synchronisation to reduce the shift force demands.
  • Interior noise levels are comfortably low. The carefully designed sound insulation shuts tiresome engine noise out of the cab.

Safe and comfortable

  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP) activates the braking system automatically if the truck shows tendencies to abnormal behaviour.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) maintains a safe distance to vehicles in front of the truck. It is perfect for long-distance traffic.
  • The cabs are designed to offer the highest possible levels of comfort and well being. It is a quiet workplace because has four-point suspension to reduce to a minimum the impact of sahking and vibration on the cab frame.
  • Large glass panels, powerful windscreen wipers and big rear-view mirrors for maximised all-round visibility.
  • Volvo's underrun protection system increases safety levels for other road users in the event of a collision. It is equipped with FUP, SUP, and RUP.
Day cab
Sleeper cab
Globetrotter cab
D16C: 610 hp I-Shift/Manual
Hub reduction
GCW approval: up to 170 tonne
Technical Specification
Engine D16C550

Max output at 1600-1700 r/min

Max torque at 1000-1500 r/min

550 hp (405kW)

2500 Nm


with manual gearbox

with I-Shift gearbox







ATO3112F with ASO-ULC

Power take-off 

Gearbox driven high speed power take off

Rear axle RTH3312

Max combination weight

Final reduction ratio

200 tonnes

7.21 : 1 (Manual Transmission)

5.41 : 1(I-shift)

Rear Suspension  RST - MUL
Type Conventional multileaf
Front suspension FST - PAR3
Type 3-leaf front parabolic suspension
Chassis FRAME 300

Constant frame width of 850 mm

behind the cab made of 8 mm

thick high tensile steel


Z-cam brake system

Battery capacity 2x225 Ah, 110 Ampere
Fifth wheel coupler 3.5" JOST JSK 50
Fifth Wheel Mounting

Fifth Wheel ISO

Mounting on high Z profile

Wheels and tires 
12R24 Tube tire  

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