Volvo Introduces 4-Cylinder 190HP D4 and 245HP T5 Drive-E Engines on the V40s

Volvo has announced that its new Drive-E powertrains are available for the V40 and V40 Cross Country. Two four-cylinder engines from the Drive-E range will be initially on offer: the 190hp twin-turbo diesel D4 and the 245hp petrol turbo T5. Producing 190hp and 400Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque, the 2.0-liter diesel engine is offered with a standard six-speed manual gearbox and is expected to return 3.3 l/100 km (71.2 mpg US) on the V40 while emitting just 85 grams of CO2 per kilometer. For the V40 Cross Country, combined fuel consumption is projected at 4 l/100 km (58.8 mpg US), with CO2 emissions of 104 g/km (with the manual gearbox). Volvo also offers an optional 8-speed automatic gearbox for the diesel that comes with paddles on the steering wheel for manual shifting. The diesel engine features Volvo’s i-ART technology with pressure feedback from each fuel injector instead of using a traditional single pressure sensor in the common rail. Each injector has an intelligent chip on top of it that monitors injection pressure. Using this information, the self-adapting i-ART system makes sure that the ideal amount of fuel is injected during each combustion cycle. The engine comes with reduced friction and a smart valve solution on the cooling system for a more rapid heat-up phase after a cold start. The 2.0-liter turbo petrol T5 engine produces 245 hp and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque. On the V40 with the 8-speed automatic, the unit returns 5.8 l/100 km (40.5 mpg US) and emits 136 g of CO2 per kilometer. Launched in autumn 2013, Volvo’s new family of four-cylinder Drive-E engines will be available on all new Volvo models from May 2014 – with the exception of the XC90.By Dan Mihalascu