Volvo D13: The Ultimate Powertrain

Powerful, Efficient, and Clean. Those three words embody the essence of the industry’s benchmark powertrain: the Volvo D13® engine and its fully integrated Allison® 4000MH or B500 Series transmission.  This powertrain configuration, created by international industry leaders, provides a level of performance, reliability, and economy that remains unparalleled on the market today.

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The proud and proven Volvo D13 engine

Designed to meet current and future EPA regulations while improving reliability and lowering operating costs, the Volvo D13 is the most proven engine on the market.  Combining superior low-end performance with smooth and quiet operation, the D13 500-horsepower version will delight drivers and passengers alike.  Variable geometry turbocharging ensures exceptional engine response without sacrificing fuel economy.  In fact, the Volvo D13 engine for EPA 2010 and beyond delivers the best fuel economy of any 13 liter engine available today. 

Fully Integrated Transmission Solutions

Prevost Coaches are equipped with a choice of Volvo I-Shift or Allison® fully automatic transmission; both are designed to integrate seamlessly with the Volvo D13 Engine.  Either option provides increased shifting performance for faster acceleration, enhanced operating flexibility, and high levels of occupant comfort.

Exceeding Epa Emissions Standards

While the 2010 emissions standards represented uncharted water to our competition, Volvo’s innovative Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system had already been well proven for years in Europe. The system combines the best aspects of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) with a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and SCR, to provide a solution that exceeds the new EPA standards for NOx emissions. And Volvo’s SCR technology handles DPF “regeneration” automatically under normal driving conditions – so there’s never a need to park the coach and perform an “active” regeneration.