Volvo launches new four-cylinder engines for 2014

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Volvo have launched three all-new 4-cylinder engines, which will form the car manufacturers engine range in certain models in the future. The engines, which have been designed to be as fuel efficient as possible, are to replace previous same-specification engines.

D4 Diesel

The new D4 diesel engine has been produced to offer a more pleasurable driving experience with better fuel efficiency. The engine will return 67.3 mpg on a combined cycle, whilst developing 179 bhp and 295 lb /ft of torque, which is the same as the supercharged and turbocharged T6.  Volvo have sadly not managed to get this car below the magical 100g/km mark, but at 113g/km, road tax will only cost £30 a year which isn’t bad at all.

This engine is good for 140 mph and in the V40 should take the car from 0 – 62 mph in 7.6 seconds.

T5 Petrol

The new T5 engine has been given a power boost over the old model – it now develops a respectable 241 bhp and 258 lb/ft of torque, which is more bhp than a Golf GTI but the exact same amount of torque at the wheel. This engine has a top speed of 143 mph, and will allow certain cars in the Vertu Cars Volvo Derby range (we hope to god that the V40 gets one of these) to go from 0 – 62 mph in 6.4 seconds.

The new T5 engine will return 45.6 mpg depending on the vehicle it inhabits and emits 144g/km of CO2, which translates to £140 per year road tax.

Initially, this engine isn’t available in the UK, but it is expected to be introduced towards the end of 2014.

T6 Petrol

Think things couldn’t get any quicker than the T5? Wrong!

The all new T6 petrol engine is both supercharged and turbocharged to develop a whopping 302 bhp and 295 lb /ft of torque. The engine is capable of propelling the Volvo V60 on to a speed of 143 mph, and it will allow the car to go from 0 – 62 mph in around 6 seconds.

Despite the power, this engine is said to return 42.2 mpg on a combined cycle emitting 157g/km of CO2, which translates to a yearly road tax of £175.

The new T6 engine has a turbocharger which works across the rev range, however the supercharger is used below 3,500 rpm to feed a constant supply of power to the driver. Early reports have noted the T6 engine is mightily quick, but a little tuneless and characterless. Of course, equipped to the V60, there isn’t an exhaust system to produce a bellowing sound but it will be interesting to see a Polestar version of this engine for sure.

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