29 Nov '11, 5pm

Volvo makes diesel automatics as clean as manual models - (blog)

Volvo makes diesel automatics as clean as manual models - (blog)

Volvo makes diesel automatics as clean as manual models Volvo has made improvements to its automatic transmissions on its low emission DRIVe models which means that clutch-less cars now achieve the same low emission levels and strong fuel economy as manual models. The Swedish car maker, which prides itself on being among the leading manufacturers in Europe in tackling carbon emissions , announces two new CO2 cutting initiatives; firstly its 1.6-litre diesel combined with automatic Powershift gearbox now comes with the same mpg and CO2 levels as the manual DRIVe versions and secondly, the CO2 emissions from its turbocharged, 1.6-litre T3 petrol engine with manual gearbox have now being cut to just 139 g/km. "For the first time ever, we have managed to bring the fuel consumption in variants with automatic gearbox down to the same level as in the manual versions. An impressiv...

Full article: http://www.thegreencarwebsite.co.uk/blog/index.php/2011/1...

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