Volvo FH13-500 I-Shift Dual Clutch, double clutch again trucks

Volvo FH13-500 I-Shift Dual Clutch, SafeVolvo FH13-500 I-Shift Dual Clutch, SafeVolvo FH13-500 I-Shift Dual Clutch, SafeVolvo FH13-500 I-Shift Dual Clutch, Safe

In the scenario sophistication technology that dominates the latest generations of trucks, Volvo trucks just include in its range FH13 I-Shift double clutch dual Clutch.

Historically the term "Double clutch" It referred to changes not synchronized, circumstance forcing step twice the clutch to equalize the rotational speed of the engine and transmission to insert the gears.

Box I-I Shift Dual Clutch of the Volvo FH13-500 incorporates two clutch discs Y two primary axes concentric with intermeshing gears permanently. Which is active works with one of the clutches, while the other works with the second and can preselect the next speed in advance.

This time the change at Volvo FH13-500 is virtually instant without loss of torque, a fact that contributes to saving made out of fuel. This new box has three basic gears with bender range and spliter who become twelve relations forward and reverse gear effective. The last speed is multiplied or overdrive, which requires a ratio of shorter group.

With the I-Shift Dual Clutch Volvo FH13-500 It is achieved almost perfectly in the dosage power Y torque, and that at all times the mechanics is providing its services without interruption, an achievement whose evolution will follow closely.

In this case the I-Shift Dual Clutch of the Volvo FH13-500 It is complemented by a motor Volvo 500 hp D13K in Euro 6 version, range of emissions achieved thanks to SCR by reduction catalyst injection AdBlue and particulate filter with the aid of a light gas recirculation EGR It is acting until the engine reaches the optimum operating temperature.

Volvo truck dual clutchVolvo FH13-500: engine, detail

The D13K is a block six cylinders online, long career, 12.8 liters, monobloc cylinder head with overhead camshaft, four valves per cylinder and injection system high-pressure electronic management. The main accessories and distribution are driven by sprockets on the rear. It is equipped with engine braking Volvo VEB + delivering a power of 510 hp retention.

Among the points of technical interest incorporating Volvo FH13 you have to account for the new Electric shunting direction VDS (Volvo Dynamic Steering), which by a motor helps when maneuvering toughening its handling when we drive en route. Another advantage is that it isolates the wheel of irregularities or roughness of asphalt.

On the other hand, this tractor incorporates a Globetrotter XL for a single driver. It is the largest cabin offers Volvo Trucks and among its novelties will note the new transmission control with four buttons, which installed on the dashboard eliminates the traditional castillete located right seat driver solution that improves internal transit but which, Instead, it has a position not too successful from an ergonomic point of view.

With all these facilities the Volvo FH13-500 I-Shift Dual Clutch shows a balanced behavior obtaining a average speed of 86.07 km / h and fuel consumption 32.68 L / 100 km. The marches are staggering without jerks as if it were a sequential shift, thereby avoiding losses existing inertia in conventional automated boxes. Add the function EcoRoll the change is available when left without Cruise Control.

In closing remember that this truck incorporates or ESP stability program and Cruise Control Predictivo supported by the system I-See, through GPS that can "recognize" the terrain that will move and thus choose the most suitable speed for each section for maximum energy efficiency.

As regards active safety systems emphasize systems notice of change of career and advancement and the automatic emergency braking.

Volvo FH13-500 I-Shift Dual Clutch. Data sheet



Inline six, four valves per cylinder and injectors.


Euro 6 by SCR and EGR systems light.


32.68 L / 100 km to 86.07 km / h


12,800 cc


500 hp at 1,800 rpm 1,400


255.1 Mkg of 1,000 to 1,400 rpm


I-I Shift Dual Clutch


12 + 1

Group relationship

3.10: 1


front axle

Parabolic two sheets with shock absorbers and stabilizer bar crossbows.

Rear axle

Diapres four pneumatic and electronic control.


front axle

Ventilated discs

Rear axle

Ventilated discs

engine brake

Closing cone on the exhaust.

Secondary brake




7,890 kg


40,000 kg

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