UD Trucks

Proven technology - engine GH11, GH8

Empower your business. Our two engine alternatives are designed with proven fuel-efficiency and superior performance for medium-duty to heavy-duty applications. We are a step ahead in providing lower operating costs and increased productivity – making it easier for you to stay one step ahead of the competition.
Engines GH11E and GH8E


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The 8-liter engine - balanced and dynamic efficiency

The GH8E is based on UD Trucks’ GH7 engine, which has established a good reputation for its performance and fuel consumption. The GH8E offers excellent performance and is ideal for distribution and construction work.

• 8-liter diesel engine
• Low operating cost through reduced maintenance
and long service intervals
• Turbocharging with air-to-air intercooler
• Power/torque: 220 hp / 850 Nm, 250 hp / 950 Nm,
280 hp / 1 050 Nm, 330 hp / 1 200 Nm



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The 11-liter engine - better value for every mile

The GH11E was developed to provide the best possible performance in actual operation. It is based on advanced Volvo Group technology in combination with UD Trucks’ manufacturing quality. The low fuel consumption is due to the wide rev range with high thermal efficiency.

• Fuel-efficient with good driveability
• Good torque at low revs results in quick response
to acceleration
• Maximum torque within a wide rev range
• Optional UD Extra Engine Brake (UD EEB) for
enhanced braking
• Electronically controlled cooling fan reduces losses
• Turbocharging with air-to-air intercooler
• Engine driven power take-off with high torque output
of maximum 1 000 Nm
• Low noise and vibration at idling
• Power/torque: 420 hp / 2 000 Nm, 390 hp / 1 800 Nm,
370 hp / 1 700 Nm

Auxiliary brake

The UD Extra Engine Brake (UD EEB) is a powerful engine brake that is optional with the 11-liter engine. The UD EEB is a means of using the engine as an auxiliary braking device. This is done by back pressuring the cylinders within the engine, using exhaust pressure and a patented ingenious valve system. There is no generation of heat or extra wear and tear on equipment.

Fuel-efficient driving

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Fuel Coaching System

Quester comes with a real-time Fuel Coach. The display shows the driver when to shift, brake or accelerate for maximum time in the engines optimum fuel efficient rev range. The system is simple to understand and easy to use.
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Fuel-smart technology

Quester has built-in fuel-efficiency. The powertrain that delivers best-in-class fuel economy. Roof and side air deflectors are also available as options for reduced air drag.
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Fuel-efficiency Training

UD Trucks’ fuel-efficiency training is an additional service. Our courses in economical driving also teach you how to use the truck’s Fuel Coaching System to get the most out of the engine for smarter, more cost-efficient driving.


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Driving Analysis

It’s easy to download data – such as distance, fuel consumption and sweet spot time – and review the logs to improve your transport efficiency even further.