The Swedish car maker says the Volvo S60 equipped with its new turbocharged and supercharged 228kW/400Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder T6 engine will become the first car in its class to deliver more than 2hp (1.5kW) per gram of CO2
from a combustion engine only.
Those figures confirm the S60 T6 will emit less than 153g/km CO2
on average when paired with Volvo’s new eight-speed automatic transmission, which approximately translates to combined cycle fuel consumption of no worse than 6.4 litres per 100km.
Currently, the 224kW/440Nm and 242kW/480Nm tunes of the existing turbocharged 3.0-litre inline-six petrol engine in the S60 T6 emit 243g/km CO2
and consume 10.2L/100km on the combined cycle, making the new engine 37 per cent more efficient than its predecessor.
Front-wheel-drive variants of the updated Volvo S60 T6 will also accelerate from 0-100km/h in 5.9 seconds, making them two-tenths faster than the current car.
Those figures put the Volvo largely on par with the turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder BMW 328i, which, though less powerful at 180kW/350Nm, claims an identical 5.9sec sprint time and combined cycle fuel consumption of 6.3L/100km.
The car maker says the updated S60 and V60 with the new 135kW/400Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder D4 diesel engine are the first cars with this level of power in their class with CO
emissions under 100g/km.
Paired with a six-speed manual transmission, both the S60 D4 and V60 D4 emit an average of 99g/km, translating to combined cycle fuel consumption of approximately 3.8L/100km.
The first wave of Volvo’s new Drive-E engines is expected in Australia around March 2014.