Making the ageing 5 cylinder 2.0 liter engine now redundant, Volvo D4 variants come in with peak power of 181 bhp at 4,250 rpm as against 163 bhp at 3,500 rpm offered on the older engine. Peak torque will however remain the same at 400 Nm, but now at between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm (instead of earlier’s 1500 – 2750 rpm).
Launched last year in October, both XC60 and S60 will get these new engines. The new engine from Volvo is mated to an 8 speed automatic transmission while the earlier engine was mated to a 6 speed automatic gearbox. Volvo avers that this new gearbox not only demonstrates enhanced performance on board both S60 and XC60 but is also more fuel efficient.
With this new engine on board the S60 and XC60 price hike is inevitable which Volvo has stated is due to a revision in import duty structure. However, the new engine will further add to benefits and enhancements both where looks and performance is concerned on the two Volvos which only just received facelifts earlier this year. (Launch price of S60 was Rs 29.90 lakhs where as that of XC60 was Rs 40.50 lakhs).
Speaking about the D5 variants on these cars, as of now, they continue to be powered by old 2.4l five cylinder engines generating 215 hp. But, very soon Volvo will replace them as well with powerful 2.0l four cylinder variants. The new Volvo 2.0 liter engines will be built at Volvo’s engine plant in Skovde, Sweden.
via Autocar India