Published on June 16th, 2016 | by Subhash Nair0
Volvo Car Malaysia announces availability of Drive-E powertrain for the Volvo V40 T5
Volvo’s award-winning Drive-E powertrains, known for offering a good blend of performance, lower emissions and fuel consumption, is now available for the Volvo V40 T5.
Paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, the V40 T5 Drive-E produces a maximum output of 245 hp (180 kW) and a maximum torque of 350 Nm between 1,500rpm to 4,800 rpm. This translates to a 0-100 km/h performance of only 6.3 seconds and a top speed of 240 km/h.
“Our main goal during the development of the Drive-E powertrains was to deliver efficient driving pleasure – powerful engines that consumes less fuel and emits lower emissions,” said Lennart Stegland, Managing Director of Volvo Car Malaysia.
The V40 T5 Drive-E certainly improves on the figures set by its predecessor by recording better fuel consumption at 6.1 l/100 km (fuel efficiency at 16.4 km/l) and lower emissions at 143 g/km, this is despite producing 32 hp and 50 Nm more power.
Stegland added that the V40 T5 already offers the best, in-class active safety features, such as, City Safety, Blind Spot Information System, Cross Traffic Alert and Park Assist Pilot; the addition of a new powertrain will only serve to strengthen Volvo’s market offer. The retail price (MSRP, on-the- road, without insurance, inclusive of GST) for the Volvo V40 T5 Drive-E is RM192,888.00, which includes a 5-year warranty and 5 years of Volvo-on- Call Roadside Assist.
The V40 T5 is available in five exterior colours: Ice White, Ember Black, Raw Copper, Bright Silver and Osmium Grey, and is available for orders or viewing at all authorised Volvo dealers nationwide.
For more information, please visit: http://www.volvocars.com/my/cars/new-models/v40