• Volvo offers new five-cylinder 2-litre turbodiesel engine

Volvo announced today that the new five-cylinder 2-liter turbodiesel engine that launched in the new S60 luxury sedan will be available for the entire line-up for the 2011 model year.

For the Volvo S80, V70, XC70, and XC60 models, the new engine delivers a total of 163 HP and 400 Nm of torque. For the S80, V70, XC70, and XC60the engine can go up to 205 HP and 420 Nm of torque. For all models, the engine can be mated to either a six-speed automatic transmission or six-speed manual gearbox.

The C30, S40, V50 and C70 models will get two versions of the engine: one developing 177 hp and 400 Nm of torque and one developing 150 hp and 350 Nm of torque.

The great thing about this new engine is that it will provide better fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions. Isn’t that everyone’s goal nowadays? Just how much savings are we talking about. Hit the jump and check out the chart provided by Volvo.

Press release

The new five-cylinder 2-litre turbodiesel introduced in the all-new Volvo S60 is now available throughout Volvo Cars’ model range - and there are upgraded six-cylinder petrol engines too.

"The new engines offer greater driving pleasure across the range. What is more, our strong drive to reduce carbon dioxide emissions means that fuel consumption has been cut as well," says Magnus Jonsson, Senior Vice President Product Development at Volvo Cars.

The new five-cylinder D3 is in principle the same engine as the well-established 2.4-litre diesel, but its displacement has been reduced with a shorter stroke to optimise fuel consumption.

The engine has been optimised for low fuel consumption and the injection system has a different type of piezoelectric fuel injector compared with the D5 engine. These injectors minimise consumption with exceptionally rapid and precise injection pulses under high pressure. This promotes extremely efficient combustion.

In order to give the car better driving properties, the turbocharger has been fine-tuned to provide high torque from low revs.

In the Volvo S80, V70, XC70 and XC60 the newly developed 2-litre diesel engine produces 163 hp and 400 Nm of torque. In these models the engine is badged the D3.

The Volvo S80, V70, XC70 and XC60 can also be specified with the high-performance D5 engine that produces 205 horsepower and 420 Nm of torque.
All the variants of the new two-litre turbodiesel can be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission or six-speed manual gearbox. In the D5, the automatic transmission now also features a Sport setting for more agile gearchanging.

Two 2-litre variants in the C30, S40, V50 and C70

In the Volvo C30, S40, V50 and C70 the new 2-litre turbodiesel is available in two variants:

  • D4 with 177 hp and 400 Nm of torque.
  • D3 with 150 hp and 350 Nm of torque. This engine will be introduced in the C70 during the spring and later in 2010 it will also become available in the C30, S40 and V50.

Both the new D3 and D4 meet the Euro 5 emission standards.

D2 with 114 g CO2 emissions

The C30, S40 and V50 are also available with the 1.6-litre diesel engine D2, which also complies with the Euro 5 standards. Fuel consumption in all three models is 4.3l/100 km (EU Combined), which corresponds to CO2 emissions of 114 g/km. The engine produces 115 hp and 270 Nm of torque and now comes with a six-speed manual gearbox.

Fuel consumption (EU Combined, preliminary figures) and CO2 emissions:

Model Gearbox Fuel Cons (l/100km) CO2 Emiss (g/km)
C30 D4 Man 5.1 134
C30 D3 Man 5.1 134
S40 D4 Man 5.1 134
S40 D3 Man 5.1 134
V50 D4 Man 5.1 134
V50 D3 Man 5.1 134
C70 D4 Man 5.9 154
C70 D3 Man 5.9 154

All the variants of the new two-litre turbodiesel can be specified with a six-speed automatic transmission or six-speed manual gearbox.

Sharper T6 and 3.2-litre naturally aspirated engine

Volvo S80, V70, XC70 and XC60 also get upgraded petrol engines:

  • The six-cylinder, turbocharged T6 has a displacement of 3.0 litres and it now offers even sharper performance, thanks mainly to a reduction in internal friction. As in the all-new S60, it now offers 304 hp and no less than 440 Nm of torque. Maximum torque is achieved between 2100 and 4200 revs. This results in rapid acceleration and smooth driving properties. All-Wheel Drive is fitted as standard.
  • The six-cylinder 3.2-litre naturally aspirated engine has also been upgraded and features an improved crankshaft and less internal friction. It now offers 243 hp and maximum torque is 320 Nm. In order to meet US legislative requirements, there is also a PZEV (Partial Zero Emission Vehicle) variant that produces 231 hp and 300 Nm.
  • Fuel consumption (EU Combined, preliminary figures) and CO2 emissions:

    Model Gearbox Fuel Cons (l/100km) CO2 Emiss (g/km)
    S80 T6 Aut 9.9 231
    S80 3.2 Aut 8.9 208
    V70 T6 Aut 10.2 237
    V70 3.2 Aut 9.2 214
    XC70 T6 Aut 10.6 248
    XC70 3.2 Aut 10.1 234
    XC60 T6 Aut 10.7 249
    XC60 3.2 Aut 9.9 229
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      (743) posted on 08.26.2010

    A news blackout I guess. Thats why they didn’t update this issue.

      (386) posted on 05.11.2010

    I think that is similar with Pug engine because the both 3008 & 5008 have 2l diesel engine with similar HP output. But volvo engine has much better torque, 400NM for 2l diesel single turbo and it is simply amazing while others still needs a twin turbo to achieve 400NM torque.

      (612) posted on 05.7.2010

    How about it’s Topspeed? They haven’t mentioned any word here.

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