February News Letter

Volvo Developing 180HP 3 Cylinder Engine

Volvo says that the new turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder gas engines will produce up to 180 hp without hybrid technology. The three-cylinder powerplant is still a couple years away from appearing in production cars, which will also include Geely models in the Chinese market. Geely is Volvo's corporate parent. "We have learned a lot from the development of our 4-cylinder Drive-E engines and translated this into a highly responsive, compact and powerful premium-quality 3-cylinder engine," said Michael Fleiss, vice president of powertrain operations at Volvo Car Group. "The engine is being developed primarily with our new CMA architecture in mind but will also provide power for our 60 Series cars thanks to Volvo's advanced turbo technologies, while also meeting Euro 7 emission targets."