Volvo unveils new engine ‘Drive-E’ lineup

There’s something new from Volvo, but this time it is not the sort of a safety feature. Instead it is the new engine from Swede bay called Drive-E which will power its existing model plates soon this year.

Volvo has planned to introduce it in Europe starting this fall, the information regarding other markets had not been revealed yet.

Drive-E engine series of Volvo settles them with two four-cylinder layout, out of which one is said to be the common-rail diesel while the other one to be a direct-injected petrol mill. Diesel series engine gives outputs ranging from 120 bhp (90 kW) to 230 bhp (170 kW), whereas on the other hand gasoline engines ticks off somewhere in-between 140 bhp (104 kW) and 300 bhp (225 kW).

S60, V60 and XC60 will receive Drive-E engines in the initial lot of autumn. Gasoline powered turbocharged T6 with 306 bhp (228 kW), T5 with 245 bhp (182 kW) and the D4 turbodiesel outputting 181 bhp (135 kW) are specified to be there in the bays of said badges. To make them function in an elegant manner, Volvo will make the power units marry a newly built eight-speed automatic transmission, which will deliver better fuel efficiency figures and also a refined experience of the driving. Meanwhile, a tweaked six-speed manual gearbox also meant to make a debut alongside the new transmission.

Volvo unveils new engine 'Drive-E' lineup

Freshly baked diesel powerplant of Volvo will feature i-Art technology, which is said to be a smartest of all the engines. It possesses ability to obtain pressure feedback from all of the fuel injectors for continuously monitoring and adapting fuel injection per combustion in each of the four cylinders. i-Art technology carries out this activity with the assistance of a small computer which is installed on top of fuel injectors that monitor the injection pressure. And with the information obtained, it suggests the suitable amount of fuel meant to be injected during the combustion cycle.

The Drive-E lineup will serve as a replacement for eight engine architectures across three platforms.

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