The company will launch new downsized petrol and cleaner diesel engines in 2013
30 November 2010

Volvo remains on track to introduce a new range of engines to its 2013 line-up.

The company will launch new downsized petrol and cleaner diesel engines, although remains unsure if its black-pump versions will make it to the US market.

Volvo CEO Stefan Jacoby said, “We are taking a deep look at whether we will introduce the diesels to the US.” But according to Jacoby, “We haven’t decided yet.”

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The introduction of diesels could see company sales boosted, although, “We are at the bottom, but looking up,” he added.

Volvo has recently ungraded its engines for the company's 2011-model year range, including the new 2.0-litre, five-cylinder diesel engine that replaced the old 133bhp four-cylinder unit. A new 113bhp 1.6-litre diesel, badged D2, is also fitted to the C30, S40 and V50.Read about Volvo's revamped 2011 engine range

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30 November 2010

I'm not sure that this qualifies as news, that a car manufacturer is downsizing its engines there cannot be many if any manufacturers who are not reacting to the new CO2 rules by bringing in smaller and more efficient engines.

30 November 2010

[quote thebaldgit]I'm not sure that this qualifies as news, that a car manufacturer is downsizing its engines there cannot be many if any manufacturers who are not reacting to the new CO2 rules by bringing in smaller and more efficient engines.[/quote] Or judging from recent Autocar tests of the current downsized LESS efficient engines. Like the Fiat 500 Air using more fuel than the X3 BMW.

30 November 2010

Looks like Volvo read my post at last then...haha.

1 December 2010

[quote Maxycat] Or judging from recent Autocar tests of the current downsized LESS efficient engines.[/quote]

It's one of the flaws of the current thinking. Even in some cases a petrol is better than a diesel. Especially because you buy a car with a 2l engine because it's 0-60 is 8 seconds, for example. But the equivalent capacity of diesel may be 10s. So are you really comparing like with like? The 1.8 petrol may be the same performance, and cheaper to buy.

But BMW really do a master class in engine design. They've probably done more for the environment by their superior engine design than any other manufacturer.

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