I am sorry to disappoint you if you think that the FMX is some sexy coupe or concept. Volvo (well, Volvo Trucks, to be more precise) has just pulled one very big sheet off of a new heavy-duty construction truck called the FMX. The leviathan bears a host of features designed to help it excel on the manufacturing and construction sites of Europe, including impressive ground clearance, substantial skid plates and one badpush-bar. Of course, there's also impressive engine options.
Volvo will let you equip your very own FMX with either an 11-liter powerplant capable of anywhere between 330 and 450 horsepower or a 13-liter lump with 380-500 horsepower, depending on the configuration. The larger of the two engines produces around 1,800 lb-ft of torque. The FMX also comes with i-Shift – a unique gearbox programming that senses the truck's load and adjusts gear ratios accordingly to climb or descend hills. It will also let the driver rock the vehicle back and forth to get free of sticky mud or loose sand. Perhaps, this is the first truck of its kind to feature such a function. (Couples may love this truck too )
Volvo says that the FMX is built to boost the company's presence in the construction market.