Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Volvo XC60 T6 Drive-E FWD

Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Volvo XC60 T6 Drive-E FWD

1. What is Drive-E?

The new Drive-E engines work on a few basic principles. Friction has been reduced in key areas like the ball bearings and camshaft to boost efficiency. A variable electric water pumps has been fitted to all Drive-E engines as has start/stop technology and regenerative braking.

As mentioned, T5 equipped engines are outfitted with a turbocharger while T6 engines are fitted with a supercharger and a turbocharger. The supercharger in the T6 is designed to boost low-end torque and make the 2.0 liter feel like a larger six-cylinder. Once the engine speed reaches 3,500 rpm, the supercharger disengages and the turbocharger takes over.

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