27 Mar '14, 9am

Volvo makes latest Drive-E technology available across the range: Volvo is making its new Drive-E powertrains

Volvo makes latest Drive-E technology available across the range: Volvo is making its new Drive-E powertrains

Volvo is making its new Drive-E powertrains available on all cars in the range as part of the 2015 model line-up. The flagship engine in the Drive-E range is the D4, which has already taken accolades for finding that holy grail of performance and efficiency. For the 2015 model year it has been updated. In the C-segment V40, the new D4 with a six-speed manual gearbox is capable of 74.3mpg while emitting 99g/km of CO2 and producing 190hp. Even in the rugged XC40 crossover (pictured), the D4 is still capable of more than 70mpg. D4 engines will also be available with the Swedish company's new eight-speed Geartronic automatic gearbox, which only slightly increases fuel consumption and emissions to 67.3mpg and 109g/km respectively. The performance-centred T5 engine also gets the Drive-E treatment, which, in the V40, reduces fuel consumption to 47.9mpg, down from 35mpg in the old...

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