Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com
April 17, 2012
What is the lowest cylinder engine that you can buy in a Volvo currently? If you said four, you would be wrong. Volvo hasn't sold a four-cylinder model since 2004. But that will be changing next year.
Automotive News has found out that come 2013, Volvo will offer a 2.0L four-cylinder in the front-wheel-drive versions of the S60 and S80 sedans, the XC60 crossover and the XC70 wagon. The engine is part of Volvo's new Environmental Architecture family of four-cylinder engines. The family will replace all of the automaker's five- and six-cylinder engines.
"The whole reason to do this is high fuel efficiency, high performance, good torque and reduced weight. This will give us a leap ahead," said Volvo Cars of North America CEO John Maloney.
The engine will range in horsepower from 150 to 300 thanks to turbocharging. Gas engines will come first with diesel possibly coming along later.
Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required)