An S60 equipped with the company’s new D4 diesel engine and a manual transmission serves up 181 horsepower and class-leading CO2 emissions of just 99 g/km. That translates to a whopping 74.3 imperial miles per gallon. In ‘Murican figures that works out to more than 61 MPG!
To deliver such impressive consumption figures this engine uses the company’s brand-new i-ART technology, which is a world’s first. This system measures pressure at each fuel injector instead of on a common rail like other powerplants. This allows the engine to deliver the ideal amount of fuel at any given time.
The D4 engine with front-wheel drive will be offered in the S60, V60, XC60, V70, XC70 and S80. It will also be available with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Look for it to launch sometime in 2014.
Volvo is also introducing a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder “T6” gasoline engine. It features BOTH a supercharger and a turbocharger. How’s that for forced induction?
The mechanical blower serves up boost at low-engine speeds, enhancing torque production and getting things moving. The hair dryer takes over at higher velocities to deliver top-end power. This combination should deliver the best of both worlds, great torque with a strong upper-rev range.
All of these Drive-E engines are built with future electrification in mind, so when the time is right engineers can fit them with even more advanced fuel-saving features. Look for them in a Volvo near you in the not-too-distant future.
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