The new Volvo Drive-E powertrain family – world-leading engine output versus CO2 emissions

Volvo Drive-E powertrain

Volvo Car Group’s new two-litre, four-cylinder Drive-E powertrain family (formerly known as VEA) can truly be considered as offering customers a world-class blend of drivability and low CO2 emissions. The Volvo S60 T6 with 306 horsepower and the new 8-speed automatic is the first car in this segment that delivers over two horsepower per gram CO2 from a combustion engine only – and the D4 with 181 horsepower and manual gearbox is the first diesel car on this power level in the premium D-segment with CO2 emissions under 100 g/km. Continue reading The new Volvo Drive-E powertrain family – world-leading engine output versus CO2 emissions

Best Motors of the 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Geneva Motor Show

One of the biggest car shows in the word, the Geneva Motor Show, this year unveiled some of the most stunning, powerful and exotic cars in the history of the show which first opened its doors in 1905.

In terms of technology, one of the most interesting technological additions to the show was the cyclist detection technology that was showcased by Volvo. Continue reading Best Motors of the 2013 Geneva Motor Show

The Eastbound Edition

In which we bring you motoring news from around the Web:

• Volvo is expected next month to announce a joint partnership with its owner, the Chinese manufacturer Geely, to build cars for the Chinese market. Though Geely holds a majority stake in the Swedish automaker, Volvo must partner with a local manufacturer to legally produce and market its cars in China. If approved, the joint venture would base its operations in Chengdu, located in China’s southwest. (Bloomberg)

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Volvo Crash Prevention System Receives High Marks From Insurance Institute

Volvo vehicles equipped with the brand’s City Safety forward-collision avoidance system are far less likely to be involved in low-speed, rear-end collisions than vehicles lacking the system, according to a new study.

The findings were produced by the Highway Loss Data Institute, a research arm of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, both of which are financed by the insurance industry.
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Five-Cylinder 2012 Volvo S60 Is Recalled for Fuel Pump Issue

Volvo is recalling almost 7,600 of its 2012 S60 sedans powered by 5-cylinder engines because of a possible stalling problem, the automaker told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Volvo attributed the problem to software incompatibility, where the software used to regulate the fuel pump on models equipped with 5-cylinder engines might not distribute sufficient fuel “to the active part of the fuel tank,” which could cause engine hesitation or stalling.
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