Volvo is introducing its T5 turbocharged petrol engine across its large-car range in the UK, adding the T5 powertrain to the S90 saloon, V90 estate, V90 Cross Country and XC90 SUV.
Tuned to deliver 250hp and 350Nm of torque, the T5 has well-established credentials as a strong yet refined performer that delivers impressive fuel economy and emissions. It is matched as standard to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The T5 is a member of the newest Volvo-designed-and-built Drive-E engines and is further evidence of Volvo’s continued focus on petrol engine technology. The advanced 2.0-liter, four-cylinder unit has been developed to be compact and lightweight, with aluminum and aluminum alloy extensively used in its construction.
The engine benefits from a raft of sophisticated engine technologies, including a variable valve system that supports driveability as well as overall efficiency, advanced combustion control and measures to reduce power losses through internal friction. The single-scroll turbocharger uses exhaust gases to force more air through the induction system, increasing the engine’s responsiveness to driver inputs.
Despite being the most powerful non-hybrid unit in the range, it achieves combined cycle fuel economy from 42.8mpg and CO₂ emissions from 154g/km. The T5’s power translates into performance, with a 0-100km/h time of 6.8 seconds.