Drivetrain changes help fuel efficiency

Find out how some of the new transmission axle ratios could affect the bottom line on your mileage.

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XE13 powertrain package named top innovation

The Volvo XE13 powertrain package has been named 2011’s Top Industry Innovation by the Truck Writers of North America. Named the most significant technical innovation, the package boosts fuel efficiency by 3 percent through a process referred to as downspeeding. Features include a Volvo D13 engine with 425-455 horsepower rating and 1750 lb.-ft. of torque, Volvo I-Shift overdrive transmission with a 0.78:1 ratio, axle ratios of 2.64-2.69, and software that provides easy communication between Volvo’s powertrain ...

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XE13 powertrain with I-Shift

Volvo now offers a 455-hp rating for the XE13 powertrain package.  The package lowers engine rpm and is available on Volvo VN series tractors. The company says the package boosts horsepower from the previous 425-hp XE13 package and includes various components such as a Volvo I-Shift overdrive transmission with a 0.78:1 ratio and axle ratios of 2.64:2.69. Volvo Trucks, volvotrucks.us.com

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Volvo XE13 delivers power, fuel economy

The XE system tunes overall vehicle performance to match an array of driving conditions.

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