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The Volvo FL is Volvo's smallest truck and is suitable for local and regional distribution operations, refuse collection, construction truck or small format tractor. The Volvo FL is available in two models, The Volvo FL6 & The New Volvo FL

The Volvo FL6 is available in the following countries Australia, Bulgaria, Brunei, China, Egypt, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey

The New (2006) Volvo FL is at the moment only available in the following European countries Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania Republic of Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia-Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Engine D6B
D6B250

D6B engine

Manufacturer Volvo
Predecessor D6A
Displacement 5.5 L
Cylinder bore 98.425 mm
Piston stroke 120 mm
Cylinder block alloy cast iron
Cylinder head alloy 2x cast iron
Valvetrain OHV
Compression ratio 19:1
Turbocharger Intercooled
Fuel system Distributor injection pump EDC
Fuel type diesel
Cooling system Water cooled
Power output 180 hp - 220 hp - 250 hp (132 kW - 162 kW - 184 kW)
Torque output 424 ft·lbf - 516 ft·lbf - 608.5 ft·lbf (575 N·m - 700 N·m - 825 N·m)
Length 1171 mm
Width 605 mm
Height 995 mm
Dry weight 580 kg (dry)

Technical dataEdit

FL Edit

Engine - Volvo FLEdit

The Volvo FL is powered by Volvo’s D6B 180-250 hp, 6-cylinder turbocharged intercooled diesel engine. The control system had a major facelift, with Volvo's TEA electronics architecture to bring it to line with the rest of its bigger cousins. Inline fuel injection pump was replaced with the EDC rotary distributor pump from Bosch with the identical horsepower; despite the loss of supercharger from the previous D6A engine. The cruise control, automatic exhaust brake and accelerator now became the so called fly by wire as standard. Full integration with the rest of the vehicle system such as Electronic Suspension Control and ABS made it much more efficient and user friendly.

Transmission - Volvo FLEdit

The Volvo FL transmission is offered as a Manual or Automatic. The manual gearbox made by ZF ZF Friedrichshafen AG for the Volvo FL has full synchromesh, 9-speed and a wide range of gear ratios. The manual gearbox also features an easy-changing gear selector that requires little pressure to operate.

The Automatic gearboxes made by Allison for the Volvo FL are available in several variants adapted to different engine models in 5-speed versions. Volvo FL gearboxes are fitted with a hydraulic torque converter to give superior starting traction and offer a high level of performance and excellent ergonomics.


Engine D7E
D7E320

D7E engine

Manufacturer Deutz
Predecessor D7C
Displacement 7.14 L
Cylinder bore 108 mm
Piston stroke 130 mm
Cylinder block alloy cast iron
Cylinder head alloy 1x cast iron
Valvetrain OHV
Compression ratio 18:1
Turbocharger Intercooled
Fuel system Common Rail
Fuel type diesel
Cooling system Water cooled
Power output 240 hp - 280 hp - 320 hp (177 kW - 206 kW - 235 kW)
Torque output 678.5 ft·lbf - 774.4 ft·lbf - 885 ft·lbf (920 N·m - 1,050 N·m - 1,200 N·m)
Length 1,218 mm
Width 780 mm
Height 983 mm
Dry weight 590 kg

The New FLEdit

Engine - New Volvo FLEdit

The New Volvo FL is powered by Deutz newly developed D7E 6-cylinder turbocharged intercooled diesel engine with a displacement of 7.2 litres.

Transmission - New Volvo FLEdit

The new Volvo FL transmission is offered as a Manual made by ZF from its Eco Mid series or Automatic by Allison. The Volvo FL is available with two overdrive manual gearboxes, one with 6 gears and the other with 9. The gearboxes are servo-assisted and light in operation, with a short gear lever. The lever is vibration-free and has a short throw and a very well-defined shift pattern.

The automatic transmission with its 6 speeds is operated smoothly and conveniently with push-buttons on the instrument panel. The automatic transmission is easy on the truck since the engine always operates within its optimum rev. range. This also results in fuel savings. Thanks to a hydraulic torque converter, the transmission provides considerable pulling power when starting off.

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