Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com
September 13, 2013
Volvo has announced this week the engine lineup for the upcoming V60 wagon. The V60 will be the first Volvo to use the the company's Drive-E four-cylinder engines. Drive-E is the name for Volvo's next-generation of engines that will feature such items as direct fuel injection and turbocharging.
For the V60, the Drive-E engine will be a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder with 240 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. This will be the base engine and come in front-wheel drive only.
Those who want all-wheel drive will have to go with either the turbocharged 2.5L five-cylinder engine with 250 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque, or the turbocharged 3.0L inline-six with 325 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque.
"This is an exciting time of transformation for Volvo and shows our Swedish heart is beating strongly. The V60 signifies our first step in a gradual move toward powerful, highly efficient, four-cylinder engines across the entire portfolio of our vehicles," said Volvo Cars of North America President and CEO John Maloney.
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Volvo Announces Engines for V60 Sportswagon Coming to U.S. Market
ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (Sept. 12, 2013) – Targeting best-in-class performance and best-in-class fuel economy, Volvo Cars of North America announced engines for the much-anticipated Volvo V60 sportswagon that will hit American shores in January.
From the automaker known for its wagons, the new Volvo V60 is by no means ordinary. It provides all the handling of a dynamic sports sedan but offers additional versatility for people who need a wagon. Pricing and specifications will be announced at a later date.
Powered By a Range of Engine Choices
The V60 will feature front-drive power from the new Drive-E family and all-wheel-drive models will be powered by engines from Volvo's current lineup. One of the Drive-E gasoline engines will be offered - a two-liter, turbocharged, 240-horsepower version.
"This is an exciting time of transformation for Volvo and shows our Swedish heart is beating strongly," said Volvo Cars of North America President and CEO John Maloney. "The V60 signifies our first step in a gradual move toward powerful, highly efficient, four-cylinder engines across the entire portfolio of our vehicles."
As a result, U.S. V60 customers can choose between the new engine and some current engines until Volvo transitions solely to Drive-E. At the top of the power heap is the performance-tuned T6 engine offered in the V60 R-Design, making 325 horsepower and 354 lb.-feet of torque.
V60 Engine Range:
4 cylinders 2.0 Liter Turbocharged
240 HP/258 lb.-feet FWD
5 cylinders 2.5 Liter Turbocharged
250 HP/266 lb.-feet AWD
6 cylinders 3.0 Liter Turbocharged
325 HP/354 lb.-feet AWD
The smaller, lighter Drive-E engines deliver considerably lower emissions and higher fuel economy savings - ranging from 13 to 26 percent depending on the engine to which they are compared. They also offer the opportunity to be augmented by electrification. Specific fuel economy numbers will become available shortly before cars with Drive-E powertrains reach retail outlets early next year.
Most Powerful Wagon in Volvo History
For the more performance-minded individual, Volvo's R-Design version of the V60 promises a more intense driving experience. Decked out in distinctive R-Design visual cues, revved by the performance-tuned T6 engine and enhanced with Advanced Quick Shift - transmission optimization software that improves the speed of each gear change - the V60 R-Design will be the fastest and most powerful wagon in Volvo history.