Sunday, 16 December 2018

Volvo powertrain is greenest

VOLVO Car Group’s new two-litre, four-cylinder Drive-E powertrain family offers customers a world-class blend of drivability and low CO2 emissions,

VOLVO Car Group’s new two-litre, four-cylinder Drive-E powertrain family offers customers a world-class blend of drivability and low CO2 emissions, according to Volvo engineers.

The D4 with 181 horsepower and manual gearbox is the first diesel car with this level of power output in the premium D-segment with CO2 emissions under 100g/km.

The Volvo S60 T6 FWD with 306 horsepower and the new eight-speed automatic is the first car in the segment that delivers more than two horsepower per gram of CO2 from a combustion engine only. The car accelerates from 0 to 62mph in 5.9 seconds.

“During the development phase of our Drive-E powertrains, we promised to bring efficient driving pleasure into a new dimension. The official European NEDC certification now confirms that we out-perform competitors when it comes to power versus CO2 emissions,” says Derek Crabb, Volvo’s vice president of powertrain engineering.

The new D4 FWD can be ordered now. The new T6 engine is expected to be available during 2014.

By Nigel Wigmore

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