Volvo has announced that its new Drive-E powertrains are now available for the V40 and V40 Cross Country. Two four-cylinder engines from the Drive-E range will be initially on offer: the 190hp twin-turbo diesel D4 and the 245hp petrol turbo T5.
Producing 190hp and 400Nm of torque, the 2.0-litre diesel engine is offered with a standard six-speed manual gearbox and is expected to return 3.3 l/100 km on the V40 while emitting just 85 grams of CO2 per kilometre. For the V40 Cross Country, combined fuel consumption is projected at 4 l/100 km, with CO2 emissions of 104 g/km (with the manual gearbox).
Volvo also offers an optional 8-speed automatic gearbox for the diesel that comes with paddles on the steering wheel for manual shifting. The diesel engine features Volvo’s i-ART technology with pressure feedback from each fuel injector instead of using a traditional single pressure sensor in the common rail. Each injector has an intelligent chip on top of it that monitors injection pressure. Using this information, the self-adapting i-ART system makes sure that the ideal amount of fuel is injected during each combustion cycle. The diesel also features refinements such as a state-of-the-art twin-turbo, reduced friction and a smart valve solution on the cooling system for a more rapid heat-up phase after a cold start.
The four-cylinder petrol turbo T5 has 245hp and 350 Nm of torque. Fuel consumption in a Volvo V40 with the 8-speed automatic is 5.8 l/100 km and it emits 136 g of CO2 per kilometre. The first two-litre, four-cylinder Drive-E engines were launched in autumn 2013. From May 2014, all new Volvo models, except the XC90, will be available with engines from the new powertrain family.