T5 petrol for Volvo S90 V90 and XC90 08 | 08 | 2018

    AS VOLVO CONTINUES its drive away from diesel and towards petrol and electrification, the Swedish carmaker has introduced its new T5 turbocharged petrol engine to the S90, V90 and XC90. The new engine is available to order now from Scottish dealerships. (Related: Scots group acquires second Volvo site)

    Tuned to deliver 250hp, the 2.0-litre, four-cylinder unit forms part of Volvo’s Drive-E engine range, which features extensive use of aluminium in its construction. It’s already been used successfully in the XC60.

    In both the S90 (main picture) and V90, the T5 now sits near the top of the petrol range, below only the T8 plug-in hybrid. As for performance? In the saloon, the T5 covers 0-62mph in 6.8 seconds, with the V90 estate (below) just two-tenths slower. As with all ‘90’ T5 models, power is delivered to the front wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox. (Related: S60 triggers Volvo diesel pledge)


    Volvo says the S90 will return 42.8mpg at the pumps and emit 154g/km of CO2 — based on the new WLTP testing procedure — while the V90 manages 41.5mpg and 157g/km.

    Though neither model is available in the entry-level Momentum or Momentum Pro, buyers can have them in R Design and Inscription trims, plus their Pro variations. Prices start at £41,120 for the S90 T5 in R Design trim, while the V90 T5 R Design costs £43,120.


    Stepping up the range, the V90 Cross Country T5 (above) — with its high-riding suspension, protective plastic cladding and four-wheel drive — will set you back £44,685. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions increase to 38.2mph and 172g/km respectively, with 0-62mph covered in 7.4secs.


    The final model to get the new T5 engine is the largest model in the 90 family, the XC90 (above). At £50,435 for the Momentum trim, it’s a new entry-level petrol model  and rises to £59,235 in Inscription Pro. Capable of 0.62mph in 7.9secs, it returns 35.8mpg and emits 184g/km CO2.

    Related: Volvo reveals prices of new V60

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    Jim McGill


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