The New Volvo D5 Diesel Engine Offers Improved Performance And Environmental Impact

Volvo S80 D5
Volvo S80 D5

Volvo has released details on the new D5 range, offering improved environmental and performance figures even with larger engine sizes.

Upgraded versions of the Volvo V70, XC70 and S80 will be the first in the Volvo model range to feature the revised D5 turbo diesel engines offering performance figures ranging between 205hp to 215hp and torque from 420Nm to 440Nm, with fuel consumption reduced by up to 8%.

"We have made these vehicles more enjoyable and as cost efficient as possible to drive," explains Selwyn Cooper Volvo UK's national sales manager. "With that comes lower CO2 which means company car drivers have a widened choice of vehicles powered by larger engines without the expected hike in the amount of tax they would have to pay."

For the Volvo S80 D5 with start/stop and a manual gearbox, fuel consumption on the combined cycle is 57.7mpg, with 129g/km CO2 emissions, this places it in the 18% Benefit in Kind category. For the automatic version, figures are 44.1mpg and 159g/km.

The Volvo V70 with manual gearbox sees a fuel consumption figure of 55.4mpg and 134g/km CO2 emissions. For the automatic, 45.6mpg and 164g/km.

Fuel consumption for the Volvo XC70 D5 AWD manual is 50mpg and 149g/km with a manual gearbox and 41.5mpg and 179g/km for the automatic.

Alongside the revised engine, the Volvo V70, XC70 and S80 also feature a new driveline, interior and exterior equipment , such as the Volvo Sensus infotainment system.

Volvo D5 Model Prices
Volvo V70 D5 (215hp) ES Start/Stop £30,100
Volvo S80 D5 (215hp) SE Start/Stop £31,135
Volvo XC70 D5 AWD (215hp) ES Start/Stop £32,765

Published : 29/06/11 Author : Staff

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