Volvo has announced that both the V70 station wagon and the S80 large sedan will include new 4-cylinder powertrains to offer cleaner options in the range. The two powertrains are already installed in other Volvo models, such as the S40 and V50. One is gasoline, the other is a diesel.

Let's start with the gasoline engine: A 2.0 liter aluminium engine which is capable of generating 145 HP and 185 Nm (136 ft-lb) of torque. Fuel consumption is 8.3 l/100 km for the V70 and 8.1 l/100 km for the S80 (28 and 29 mpg respectively).

The diesel engine is a 2.0 liter good for 136 HP. It's a well-known unit, co-developed by Ford and PSA (you can find it in the Peugeots 307 and 407, and the Citroën C4 and C5) that includes an anti-particulate filter. Torque is very good - 320 Nm (236 ft-lb) - and consumption remains moderate, 6.0 l/100 km in the V70 and 5.9 7/100 km in the S80 (about 39 mpg).

The figures are yet to be fully homologated and no CO2 information was provided either.

Full press release after the jump.

[Source: Volvo]

Volvo V70 and S80 available with four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines

The Volvo Car Corporation is extending the engine range in the Volvo V70 and Volvo S80.

Both models will be available with four-cylinder engines later this year - either a 2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine with 145 hp or a 2-litre turbodiesel with 136 hp.

"More and more buyers focus on fuel economy and low CO2 emissions. It is highly important for us to give them more choices by making our competitive four-cylinder engines available in the new V70 and S80 models too. The 2-litre alternatives offer a very attractive combination of fuel economy and driving pleasure," says Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President Brand, Business and Product Strategy at Volvo Cars.

The 2.0 petrol engine has 145 hp (107 kW) and 185 Nm of torque. It is a four-cylinder, normally aspirated unit - a modern, lightweight aluminium engine featuring four-valve technology and a modern fuel injection system. The engine offers the same efficient combustion technology and exhaust gas treatment as other Volvo engines, offering good fuel economy and minimises exhaust emissions.

Fuel consumption in the V70 is 8.3 l/100 km (EU combined, preliminary figure) and 8.1 l/100 km (EU combined, preliminary figure) in the S80.

Diesel with second-generation common rail

The 2.0D is a four-cylinder turbodiesel with 136 hp (100kW) and 320 Nm of torque. It delivers rapid throttle response and a well-balanced sensitivity to the accelerator to offer the driver good control and driving pleasure.

The engine has second-generation common rail technology - the same as in Volvo's larger diesel models. The cylinder head is made of aluminium.

Fuel consumption in the V70 is 6.0 l/100 km (EU combined, preliminary figure) and 5.9 l/100 km (EU combined, preliminary figure) in the S80.

A Diesel Particulate Filter is fitted as standard. The filter significantly reduces unburned soot particles in the emissions, thereby reducing the negative environmental impact. The system is cleaned (regenerated) automatically as the contents of the filter are burnt off at regular intervals.

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