Voith Retarder 3250 Volvo

More safety, more comfort, less costs:

Voith Retarder 3250 Volvo

Retarder VR 3250 Volvo
Voith Retarder 3250 Bus-Version
with I-Shift

Voith Retarder - A synonym for wear-free continuous braking in trucks and buses. In conjunction with the engine brake, you always have the optimum braking effect - at low and high speeds. And maximum safety in any driving situation.

Volvo and Voith worked together in partnership to develop the Volvo Compact Retarder VR 3250.

Retarder VR 3250 Volvo

Technical data


Step-up ratio i=2.03
Max. rated brake torque max. 3250 Nm
Maximum speed at the propshaft 2 500 rpm
Standard operation 5-stage hand-brake switch
stage 1 = automatic mode
(downhill cruise control)
Operation medium oil (see fuel
specification Volvo)
Fill rate (oil change) 5.4 l
Control medium compressed air
Unit weight incl. flange,
heat exchanger without
operating medium
approx. 56 kg bus-version
Nominal voltage 24 V



Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG
Commercial Vehicles
Hardtstraße 8
74564 Crailsheim
Deutschland, Germany

Tel. +49 7951 32-1555
Fax +49 7951 32-1506


Technical Service
Tel. +49 7951/32-1555
Fax +49 7951/32-1506

Ordering spare parts
Tel. +49 7951/32-1644
Fax +49 7951/32-756

Features and benefits

  • Integrated step-up ratio Retarder
  • Compact design
  • Higher safety
  • Higher driving comfort
  • Higher economic efficiency
  • Increased eco-friendliness

Voith Retarder product programme

Voith Retarder product programme

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