A little over two years ago, Volvo introduced four-cylinder engines to the V70 and S80 models. This year, with new clean diesel powerplants, the two models also get the company's DRIVe badging and now emit just under 120 grams of CO2 per kilometer – one gram under that level, to be exact. The 119 figure is available in either model, but which trim levels achieve that goal was not spelled out. Previously, the lowest CO2 figures available in the S80 and V70 were 129 grams per km.
The new DRIVe V70 and S80 use a 1.6 liter turbocharged diesel engine that boosts fuel economy by 5.1 miles per gallon to 62.8 mpg (UK) on the combined cycle. This means that any range anxiety drivers of these cars have won't kick in until they've driven almost 1100 miles.