Volvo unlocks T5 powertrain for S90, V90 and XC90 models in the UK

Prices are also available as orders books are now open

Volvo’s turbocharged T5 engine will be available for the Swedish carmaker’s large vehicle range in Britain, namely the S90 sedan, V90 estate and Cross Country, and XC90 SUV.

The T5 four-cylinder engine is part of Volvo’s Drive-E family. Tuned to produce 250 hp and 350 Nm of torque with the aid of a single-scroll turbocharger, the powerplant is married to an eight-speed automatic gearbox with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

Some of the technologies used in developing it involve variable valve and advanced combustion control systems that serve fuel efficiency and prevent power losses caused by internal friction.

Inside the Volvo S90, the T5 engine returns 42.8 mpg. For the V90 estate and V90 Cross Country, fuel consumption ratings are 41.5 mpg and 38.2 mpg, respectively. Those in the market for a T5-powered XC90 should expect a fuel efficiency figure of 35.8 mpg, at least in theory.

Volvo says that order books are now open for the T5-ified S90, V90 and XC90. Price-wise, the T5 S90 starts at £41,120, while the V90 estate price list opens at £43,120.

Opt for the V90 Cross Country and you’ll have to pay at least £44,685. Last but not least, the T5 XC90 will require a minimum financial effort of £50,435.

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