Volvo to roll out new DRIVE-E engines this autumn

Article by Anita Panait, on August 23, 2013

Volvo will commence rolling out this autumn its exclusive 2.0-liter, four-cylinder DRIVE-E diesel and petrol engines initially in the S60, V60 and XC60. The new engines are set to replace eight current powerplant families across all Volvo model lines. The new engines are also bound to end Volvo’s five-, six- and eight-cylinder models.

Volvo’s new engines will come with various levels of turbocharging. In some cases, the new engines will be paired to front or rear-mounted hybrid systems for front- or all-wheel drive to run Volvo’s vehicles that range from fuel efficient models to high performance cars.

Each of the new engines will be mated to a new eight-speed automatic or “enhanced” six-speed manual gearbox. Volvo is boasting its i-Art injection technology, which it considers as a diesel breakthrough.

Each injector in the common rail is equipped with a small computer that guarantees that only the optimum amount of fuel is injected into each cylinder at a pressure of up to 2500 bar. This means enhanced economy as well as improved performance. The first DRIVE-E diesel engine to be equipped with the i-Art technology will be the 179bhp D4 powerplant.

Diesels engine having output of between 118bhp and 227bhp will be offered with technology.  The Volvo DRIVE-E engine family -- known as Volvo Engine Architecture or VEA through its development --  also includes petrol powerplants with between 138bhp and 300bhp-plus.The first petrol engine to be equipped with the new technology are a 302bhp T6 and a 230bhp T5. Higher performance Volvo petrol engine feature a supercharger and a turbocharger, thereby providing more low-end torque. [source: Volvo]

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