Volvo Drive E three-cylinder engine

Volvo Drive E: New three-cylinder engine

Three cylinders for XC60 and Co. Volvo is testing a three-cylinder petrol He shall deliver up to 180 hp and are used in the compact class up to the Volvo XC60.

Volvo Drive E three-cylinder engine

The Swedish carmaker has expanded its presented in Summer 2013 engine generation Drive-E is a new unit. It is currently being tested in the home in the first prototype and is thanks to modern technology and methods of analysis – of course – to save space, weight and fuel. The power range of the Volvo three cylinder range from 77 to 132 kW, ie 105 to 180 hp. Applications are compact models such as the lead developer, according to Michael Fleiss V40 , but also vehicles of the 60 series be – ie S60, V60 and XC60 . The time to start is still open, it may be assumed the year 2016.

Volvo Drive E three-cylinder engine

It was not until October 2014, Volvo had shown how to drive downsizing to the extreme: By triple charging takes out of a two-liter four-cylinder engine whopping 450 hp . Two turbochargers and a compressor ventilate the power unit. This allows the engine instead of a maximum of 320 hp in the new XC90 nearly 30 percent more again. At the top of the engine range in the revised Volvo’s flagship ranks with the XC90 T8 400 hp “Twin Engine” -Antriebsstrang – a hybrid drive, which consists of a 2-liter petrol engine with turbo and supercharger and an electric motor. According to Volvo, he should make the XC90 “depending on the selected driving mode to a plug-in electric car, a hybrid vehicle or a high-performance vehicle.”

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