2015 Volvo XC90 Powertrain Details Released

2015 Volvo XC90 Powertrain Details Released

Volvo’s new XC90 seven seat SUV is going to usher in a new design language for the Swedish brand, and more details have been released today regarding what will power the SUV. 

The XC90 will offer a range of powertrains, the most expensive of which is the T8 Twin Engine which runs a four-cylinder turbocharged and supercharged engine along with an 80-hp electric motor to produce a total of 400 hp and 472 lb-ft of torque. It will be a plug-in hybrid setup which is capable of travelling about 24 miles on electricity alone, and will create 60 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer. For reference, a Toyota Prius makes about 82 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer.

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There will be two gas and two diesel engines available as well. The bigger D5 diesel is a twin turbo unit that makes 225 hp while the smaller D4 oil burner uses a single turbo to make 190 hp. As for the gas engines, a supercharged and turbocharged T6 four-cylinder makes 320 hp while a smaller T5 unit makes 254 hp.

Volvo says the combination of a supercharger and turbocharger helps to eliminate any lag in the rev range, as the supercharger provides boost in the the low rpms while the turbocharger takes over at high revs.

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