Volvo will replace all of its current four-, five-and six-cylinder inline engines with the latest two-liter turbo-four Drive-E with 122-310 hp of capacity. The first model with such engines will be issued in autumn of 2013. Powerful new turbo-fours, which will be made on the Volvo factory in the Swedish town of Skövde, will be 10-30% more economical than the old \"sixes\" with comparable power.
Of course, we have heard that Volvo is going to completely switch to the latest self-developed four-cylinder turbo engines for a long time. However, only a few days ago the Swedes managers revealed the first details about these units. The most curious fact is that all gasoline and diesel engines from Drive-E series (previously known as VEA) will become two-liter ones.
Some of the engines will surprise us with a high degree of boosting in combination with electric motors, becoming a full replacement for even large V8.
Petrol engines with infinitely variable valve timing and a \"smart\" electric water pump will produce from 141 to more than 310 liters. s. (equipped with the most productive and still supercharger drive - to increase torque at low revs). Diesel engines are set to return 122-231 of capacity. They are notable for the presence of unusual power system i-Art: the common rail with maximum pressure in it at the level of 2500 bar is not a single pressure sensor and one injector but a microcomputer for more precise metering of fuel injected into the cylinder.
The first new units to receive the remodeled engines in T5 (248 hp..), T6 (310 hp..) And D4 (184 hp.) versions will become available in the fall of 2013. The models we’re talking about are S60, V60 and XC60. T5 and D4 engines will also get to Volvo V70, XC70 and S80. Together with Drive-E motors latest transmission options will be available, more likely the eight-speed automatic ones or the six-speed manual gearboxes. Hybrid systems are also taking into account, but they will appear later in 2014 when first hybrid models of the new generations will be revealed.