Published on February 14th, 2017 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
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The Volvo S90 introduces another step toward Volvo’s Vision 2020, which states that no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo by the year 2020, through world first safety technologies and highly advanced semi-autonomous features.
Two engine choices will be available: the award-winning four-cylinder, 2.0 liter turbocharged and supercharged T6 engine, the turbocharged T5 variant and some time later the clean and powerful T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid will be introduced as the 3rd engine option.
Volvo Cars has taken advanced boosting to a new level, using a modular based system that effectively offers Volvo owners a range of power levels and engine performance attributes. Advanced boosting means that Volvo compact engines can deliver power levels equivalent to those of larger 6- and 8-cylinder units. Advanced boosting also ensures high torque availability across a wider speed range.
Volvo uses state-of-the-art charging systems consisting of turbochargers and superchargers designed to our precise specifications to deliver improved fuel economy, leading performance and drivability.
Superchargers deliver low-end torque and response. Turbos deliver horsepower. Below 3500 rpm the supercharger and turbo are active. Above 3500 rpm, only the turbo is applied.
8-speed Automatic Gearbox
- Best in class efficiency
- Quick and smooth shifting
- Converter technology for powerful launches
- High torque capacity combined with small size and low weight
- Start-stop technology (electric oil pump keep transmission ready for re-start)
The Volvo eight-speed planetary automatic transmission is a vital part of Drive-E powertrain technology. The number of gears means that the engine’s torque and power band can be utilized more efficiently. Two of the gears are ‘overdrives’, which save fuel when cruising at constant speeds.