Volvo unveils triple boost 4-cylinder Drive-E Powertrain petrol engine with 450 hp

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 7, 2014

Volvo surprised us with the High Performance Drive-E Powetrain Concept, which consists in a triple boost 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine that develops no less than 450 hp. Demonstrating the ambition and the versatility of Drive-E Powetrains, the concept is based on technologies that are not usually found in a four-cylinder engine.

First of all, there are two parallel turbochargers fed by an electrically powered turbo-compressor, while fuel is delivered by a dual fuel pump that works at 250 bar pressure. Thanks to the electrically powered turbo-compressor, the engine delivers the power without any turbo lag. The new engine was developed in collaboration with AVL, Denso and Volvo Polestar Racing.

There are no details regarding a production version, but we are sure that we will see it into a high-performance vehicle very soon.

"There are several high power small size applications where one large turbo is used to create a high level of power available from other manufacturers, but the driving experience suffers due to slow engine response. We felt that with our heritage of being among the first car companies to embrace and offer a broad range of turbo technology since 1981, that we could improve this," says Michael Fleiss, Vice President of Powertrain Engineering at Volvo Car Group. [source: Volvo]

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