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Home » Green Car News » Volvo Green Cars

New Volvo V40 - D2 with CO2 emissions of 94 g/km

07 March 2012


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Volvo Car Corporation officially revealed its all-new premium five-door, five-seat hatchback, the Volvo V40 to the world's media during the Geneva Motorshow.. The all-new Volvo V40 enters the Premium Hatchback class featuring a luxury look and feel that emphasises the aura of a compact car with large-car content and characteristics.

The classic V-shaped bonnet is further enhanced by bolder expressive lines. The high-gloss grille is low and wide in order to create a sporty, close-to-the-ground feel. The lower opening is surrounded at the corners by sculpted bodywork, stretching from one wheel arch to the other. The sculptured corners not only add character, they also direct the airflow to improve aerodynamics. Daytime Running Lights are set into the lower corners of the front end, sweeping upward if viewed directly from the front. The "blade design" of the front headlights creates an attractive light pattern in the dark.

The buyer of the all-new V40 can personalise the car with an exterior accessory styling kit. The kit creates an exclusive, sporty aura and improves aerodynamic efficiency.

The exterior styling kit includes deflectors, a twin-coloured rear diffuser, a striping kit and enlarged rectangular, chromed twin tail pipes. Diamond-cut 18-inch alloy wheels with contrasting grey detailing and a roof spoiler can be added separately.

Engine and Chassis

The all-new Volvo V40 boasts class-leading driving dynamics thanks to focused attention to a number of vital areas.

The chassis has been designed to offer the agile, connected experience that creates true driving pleasure.

The engine range spans everything from Volvo Car Corporation's first diesel with CO2 emissions of just 94 g/km to the turbocharged T5 petrol engine with 254 hp and acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in 6.7 seconds.

All engine versions have start-stop and braking energy regeneration, no matter whether they are fitted with a manual or automatic gearbox.

The five-cylinder 2.5-litre turbocharged T5 engine has a power output of 254 hp and 400 Nm of torque, including 40 Nm overboost delivered during acceleration. To achieve low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, internal friction has been reduced.

The T5 comes with automatic transmission and acceleration from 0-62 mph takes 6.7 seconds. Fuel consumption is 35.8 mpg (EU Combined).

The mid-range offer includes two versions of a 1.6-litre GTDi engine: T4 with 180 horsepower and T3 with 150 horsepower.

The 180 hp engine offers maximum torque of 270 Nm, including 30 Nm overboost. This gives excellent drivability throughout the speed range. The torque curve is relatively gentle, resulting in a particularly comfortable driving experience.

The 150 horsepower T3 engine offers 240 Newton metres of torque. Volvo's engine experts have managed to bring fuel consumption down to 48.7 mpg. This corresponds to CO2 emissions of 134 g/km.

Fuel-efficient diesels

The five-cylinder 2.0-litre D4 turbodiesel has been optimised for fuel-efficient driving pleasure. The piezoelectric fuel valves keep fuel consumption to a minimum thanks to exceptionally fast and precise injection pulses under high pressure. This results in efficient combustion. In order to give the car better driving properties, the turbocharger has been fine-tuned for high torque from low revs.

This engine delivers 177 hp and has torque of 400 Nm across a wide rpm range. Acceleration from 0-62 mph takes 8.3 seconds with the automatic gearbox (8.6 sec with manual). Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions is 62.8 mpg (119 g/km) with a manual gearbox and 53.3 mpg (139 g/km) with the automatic (EU Combined).

In addition there is the 2.0-litre D3 producing 150 hp and 350 Nm of torque.

Both turbodiesels are available with a six-speed automatic transmission or six-speed manual gearbox.

D2 version with CO2 emissions of 94 g/km

The D2 version of the Volvo V40 comes with CO2 emissions as low as 94 g/km - corresponding to fuel consumption of just 78.8 mpg. The 1.6-litre diesel engine has 115 hp and 285 Nm of torque, including 15 Nm overboost. The D2 engine is combined with a six-speed manual gearbox and start/stop function.

Other details such as smooth underbody panels also contribute to low fuel consumption and low emissions.

The 1.6-litre diesel engine can also be mated to the six-speed Powershift gearbox.

Engine range

Petrol engines  Displacement Configuration Output Torque
T5 2.5 5-cyl in-line 254 hp 360 Nm + 40 Nm overboost
T4 1.6 4-cyl in-line 180 hp 240 Nm + 30 Nm overboost
T3 1.6 4-cyl in-line 150 hp 240 Nm
Diesel engines  Displacement Configuration Output Torque
D4 2 5-cyl in-line 177 hp 400 Nm
D3 2 5-cyl in-line 150 hp 400 Nm
D2 1.6 4-cyl in-line 115 hp 270 Nm + 15 Nm overboost

Prices and specification will be announced at the end of March with customers able to place orders by the end of April.  Production starts in May, with customer cars being delivered in September.


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