The Swedish manufacturer has added a 247bhp, 258lb ft 2.0-litre engine, badged T5, to its 90 series models, increasing the petrol offerings to three
7 August 2018

Volvo has added a 247bhp petrol engine to its largest family of cars, bringing the petrol-powered range for the S90, V90 and XC90 to three engine derivatives. 

Like all other engines which power the 90 series, it’s a 1969cc unit, boosted via turbocharging to produce 258lb ft. It’s the most powerful non-hybrid in the range of each car, and is made of aluminium and lightweight aluminium alloy.

The engine is expected to trickle down into high-spec versions of the V60 and S60, although Volvo will likely stop short of offering it in 40-badged cars. 

In the S90, Volvo claims the engine will return 42.8mpg and 154g/km CO2 - 14g/km down on the 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol-engined Jaguar XF, despite having the same power output and 11lb ft less torque.

The new derivative is only available in high-spec R-Design and Inscription specs, and starts from £41,120. Top speed is 140mph, and 0-62mph passes in 6.8sec - 0.5sec and 12mph slower than the similarly engined Jaguar XF. Deliveries start imminently and orders are already open. 

The move represents the next prong in Volvo’s no-diesel future, under which the brand is ending the production of oilburners as each model is phased out. The S60, due early in 2019, won’t be offered with a single diesel, with only 1.5-litre three-cylinder, 2.0-litre four-cylinder and T8 plug-in hybrid petrol engines the only ones on offer.

Across the first half of 2018, 61% of Volvo's sales were diesels, compared with 39% petrols and hybrids. Across the car industry during the same period, 32% of new registrations were diesels - a decline of more than 30% on the same period in 2017.

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7 August 2018

It's a re-hash of the existing 2.0 4 pot found in pretty much every Volvo. Afterall we don't say Ford have bought out a new engine every time they 'chip' the 1.0 triple.

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

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30 September 2018
xxxx wrote:

It's a re-hash of the existing 2.0 4 pot found in pretty much every Volvo. Afterall we don't say Ford have bought out a new engine every time they 'chip' the 1.0 triple.

 

Volvo have been very explicit re the background, when introducing these powertrains, you must have missed all of this...why?...cos you're simply unable to concentrate on anything other than pictures...go read comics. TwIT

7 August 2018

It's the least powerfull non hybrid petrol in the 90 range, not the most powerful, and it's already available in the new V60 and XC40.

 

 

7 August 2018
The S90, V90 and XC90 are not Volvo's "largest family of cars", as claimed by Autocar. Rather they are the manufacturer's family of large cars. The order in which words are employed in a sentence is critical to meaning.

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