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Volvo Drive-E Drives Down Taxable Emissions

Volvo has managed to re-certify most of its diesel range under 120g/km CO2, including the 215PS D5 in the S60 and V60, for the 2013 model year, and at the same time has re-named DRIVe to Drive-E.

Volvo has also upgraded its infotainment system, SENSUS, in-line with the all-new Volvo V40. This enables Volvo to offer new technology to its customers by being able to specify Road Sign Information, Active High Beam and Tunnel Detection.

DRIVe Towards Zero

The new CO2 figures (EU Combined) for manual versions of the Volvo S60, V60, V70 and S80 demonstrate Volvo Car Corporation's leading strength when it comes to fuel efficiency.

Model/Engine   D2 (115 hp)   D3 (136 hp)   D4 (163 hp)   D5 (215 hp)

S60                    114 g              114 g              114 g              119 g

V60                    119 g              119 g              119 g              120 g

V70                    119 g              119 g              119 g              126 g

S80                    119 g              114 g              114 g              120 g

The D2 engine combined with automatic Powershift gearbox comes with the same low fuel consumption and CO2 levels as the manual versions in the Volvo S60, V60, V70 and S80.

Now, the DRIVe symbol, which has been used to denote the lowest CO2 emitting engine in each of the models, will be re-named Drive-E.

New D3 diesel engine with 136 hp

Volvo Car Corporation has extended its diesel engine offer with a new entry-level 5-cylinder, 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel in the Volvo S60, V60, V70 and S80 models.

This engine, which has an output of 136 hp and maximum torque at 350 Nm, will be badged D3 and emits 114g/km - 119g/km according to model. The engine is available both with a manual and an automatic transmission.

The current D3 (163hp) diesel engine is re-named the D4 in order to make way for this new engine in the line-up for all the larger cars.

This new diesel engine enables Volvo to now offer a D2 with 115 hp, a D3 with 136hp, a D4 with 163 hp and a D5 with 215 hp.

New driver support systems

The Volvo S60, V60, XC60, V70, XC70 and S80 are now equipped with the new SENSUS and can be ordered with Road Sign Information, Active High beam and Tunnel Detection.

  • Road Sign Information supports the driver by displaying road signs in the instrument cluster.
  • The new Active High Beam technology offers automatic switching between high and low beam at the right moment.
  • Tunnel Detection automatically turns on the headlights when the car enters a tunnel.

All models fitted with an automatic gearbox will come with the new illuminated gearshift knob, recently introduced in the all-new Volvo V40. The gearshift knob is transparent and LED-illuminated from inside. The pattern is reflected to create an exclusive 3D illusion.

Other model year 2013 news

  • A new 5-spoke forged, 18-inch aluminium wheel is available for the Volvo S60, V60, V70 and S80.
  • The 11-spoke, 17-inch Saga wheel for the Volvo V70 and S80 is updated with black contrast paint on the diamond-cut areas.
  • The Volvo V70 gets an updated grille with glossy black details.

The model year 2013 versions of the Volvo S60, V60, XC60, V70, XC70 and S80 will be available to order during April with production starting May 2012.

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