2015 Volvo XC90 Twin Engine Technology pushes up to 400 hp, 640 Nm

2015 Volvo XC90New top of line XC90 carrying T8 badge will be equipped with Twin Engine technology i.e., combination of a petrol engine with an electric motor making a hybrid power train. Whats special is that Drive-E petrol mill is a 2.0 litre 4 cylinder supercharged and turbocharged unit coupled to an 80 hp (60 kW) motor to produce 400 hp max. power and 640 Nm peak torque combined. Fuel burner drives front wheels while coil bearer spins rear set.

Range of pure electric mode is only 40 km, normal driving mode is hybrid. Other modes in new Volvo XC90 include Off-road, 4WD, Save and Power, each having its own set of protocols of operating engine and motor, to best suit corresponding driving condition.

Volvo XC90 powertrainThus, new seven seater XC90 based on Volvo’s new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) chassis technology, is capable of acting as a plug-in, hybrid or high performance car, at the push of button.

Drive-E engine line-up, built for better efficiency and lower emission, are all of four cylinder configuration. 2015 Volvo XC90 is first SUV to offer lowest CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions of about 60 g/km (NEDC driving cycle) with output power rated up to 400 horses.

Volvo XC90 powertrain crank ISGOther engine options include D5 twin-turbo diesel engine producing 225 hp max. power and 470 Nm peak torque with best in class mileage of around 6 litres per 100 km, and the D4 turbo diesel engine generating 190 hp and 400 Nm. Fuel consumption of D4 is approximately 5 litres per 100 km.

Petrol engines like T6 turbo with supercharger pushing out 320 hp and 400 Nm, and T5 with tune of 254 hp and 350 Nm will also be on offer in 2015 Volvo XC90.

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