Volvo Announces Drive-E Engines on new 2015 XC90

By | July 08, 2014
In terms of power and emissions, the all-new 2015 Volvo XC90 will be hard to beat. Thanks to a new twin engine technology, the new SUV will deliver up to 400 horsepower with ultra-low emissions. Currently, there isn't an SUV on the market with a cleaner footprint. Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President Research and Development of Volvo Car Group, said in a recent statement that "There are no compromises when you drive an all-new XC90. In the past you could either have power or low CO2 emissions. But with the all-new XC90 you can have both." The new lineup of engines has been given the name of Drive-E and will feature T8 badging. The main feature of these engines is that they are all four-cylinders. Thanks to the twin engine technology, Volvo has made it possible for a four-cylinder to deliver a comparable level of performance as a V-6. It's only a matter of time before these engines are introduced to the entire Volvo lineup.
The default driving mode is hybrid mode, which will utilize a 2.0-liter supercharged and turbocharged four-cylinder gas engine to power the front wheels and an electric motor to power the rear wheels. This gives the engine a naturally-aspirated feel, while the electric motor provides immediate torque. However, drivers can also opt for all-electric driving. Source: Volvo