Volvo Testing 180-HP Three-Cylinder Engine

Volvo Testing 180-HP Three-Cylinder Engine

Volvo is preparing to add a three-cylinder engine to its lineup. 

The Swedish brand has confirmed that a small three pot is in development and the company is already promising at least 180 hp from the little engine. Volvo is committed to downsizing its engines in the name of efficiency, and soon, four cylinder engines will be the largest in the brand’s portfolio.

“We have learned a lot from the development of our 4-cylinder Drive-E engines and translated this into a highly responsive, compact and powerful premium-quality 3-cylinder engine.  The engine is being developed primarily with our new CMA architecture in mind but will also provide power for our 60 Series cars thanks to Volvo’s advanced turbo technologies, while also meeting Euro 7 emission targets,” says Michael Fleiss, VP of powertrains at Volvo.

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The CMA architecture is a scalable platform that will underpin Volvo’s family of small cars, in which the new three-cylinder engine will likely find a home.

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