Volvo Unveils New D3 Diesel Engine for V40, S60, V60, XC60, V70, and S80 Models

By Paul Riegler on 15 April 2012
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Starting with 2013 model year production, Volvo will be introducing a new diesel engine in the V40, S60, V60, XC60, V70, and S80 models. 

The new D3 engine is a five-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbo diesel that develops 136 hp and 258 pound-feet of torque.  In the V40, the D3 engine develops 150 hp.

The D3 will be available with a choice of automatic or manual transmissions.  Buyers specifying automatics will also get start/stop functionality, except on the XC60.

New features include lighter camshafts, new piston rings, vacuum pump, and flywheel sensor; lighter connecting rods and crankshaft an electric cooling jet control valve, and a new turbocharger.

Fuel economy ratings have not yet been released but CO2 emissions will be between 114 and 119 g.

In addition to the D3, Volvo is also introducing a D2 variant with 115 hp, a D4 (formerly referred to as D3) with 163 hp, and a D5 with 215 horsepower.

Volvo does not currently offer any diesel-powered models in the U.S. and has not announced any plans to do so in the near future.