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Volvo extends Drive-E engine availability across the range

Volvo extends Drive-E engine availability across the range

Volvo has increased the availability of its new Drive-E engines range by replacing its front-wheel-drive models with the new four-cylinder engines.

This roll-out of the Euro VI compliant Drive-E powertrain family, Volvo's in-house designed and built engines and gearboxes, marks a further step in its technological independence and also ends the brand's reliance on engines sourced from other manufacturers.

The engines are built with a maximum of 2.0-litres and four cylinders, using a mixture of turbocharging, supercharging and electrification to produce varying power outputs. This configuration allows for lower weight, size and complexity, all resulting in lower emissions and fuel consumption.

New to selected models across the range are petrol powered T2 and T3, and diesel powered D2 and D3 engines. They join the four-cylinder T5, T5AWD and D4 Drive-E engines, which were launched in 2014.

by: Becca Chaplin