Swedes from Volvo presented their first three-cylinder engine, which the company plans to equip the compact XC40 crossover. It’s about the 1.5-liter petrol engine of the Drive-E family with a modular architecture.
Such an aggregate develops 158 hp. and 265 Nm, with maximum thrust available in the range from 1,850 to 3,850 rpm. This engine works in conjunction with the six-speed mechanics, but it is already known that the option in the form of an eight-band machine will be available in 2019.
It is known that acceleration from a place to a hundred Volvo XC40 with a new three-cylinder engine takes 9.4 seconds, while the maximum speed of the SUV can reach 200 km/h. The declared fuel consumption in the mixed mode is 7.1 liters per 100 km of the run.
Interestingly, the new engine was designed for later integration into twin-engine systems, that is, for use in hybrids, and Volvo representatives have already confirmed that eventually, the XC40 will have such a version. Plus, there is a fully electric version of the model in development.
The assembly of the three-cylinder drive Drive-E Swedes will establish on the same line, where the production of four-cylinder petrol and diesel units is already underway. The cost of crossovers with a new engine will be announced later.