Volvo Cars has started European delivery of S40 sedans and V50 estates with its new and more powerful D5 diesel powerplant, aiming at Europe’s premium diesel car market.

In both cars, the diesel will be linked to Volvos’ Geartronic automatic gearbox, but a six-speed manual will be available by the middle of next year.

Both cars manage a combined fuel economy of 40.4mpg, and each will have carbon dioxide emissions of 184g/km, which will put them into 26% company car tax band.

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