Volvo launches new D5 diesel in S40 and V50 models
The S40 D5 and V50 D5 debuted at the Bologna Motor Show in December with the new 180 hp five-cylinder turbodiesel, a considerable step up from the two four-cylinder alternatives offering 109 and 136 hp. Currently, the D5 engine is available only with a five-speed automatic. The new models are expected to account for about 10 percent of S40 and V50 sales in Europe.
Volvo plans to roll out a C70 D5 model later this year, and the annual production target for the three D5 models is about 10,000 units.
[Sources: Volvo via What Car?]
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