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Volvo's potent diesel plans

2005-12-04 10:45

Volvo S40 and V50 to get D5 engine

With 132 kW on tap, the in-house developed five-cylinder turbodiesel is a powerful complement to the four-cylinder alternative offering offering 100 kW. The new S40/V50 D5 will be launched in the South African market towards the third quarter of 2006.

The Volvo S40 D5 and Volvo V50 D5 will initially only be available with a five-speed automatic transmission.

The compact D5 engine will also be fitted to the new Volvo C70 during 2006

The D5 engine?s maximum power output is 132 kW while torque is a massive 350 Nm.

The Volvo S40 D5 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.5 seconds (V50 D5 8.6 seconds). These figures are preliminary.

Fuel consumption is modest for a car with the sort of high performance offered by the D5. In mixed driving conditions, fuel consumption is 7.0 litres/100 km (also preliminary figures).

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