Saturday, March 5, 2011

Volvo Adds Fuel-Efficient DRIVe Variants to S60 and V60 Range

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Volvo is expanding its S60 and V60 lineup in Europe with the introduction of more fuel efficient DRIVe variants. Both versions use the upgraded 1.6-liter diesel engine that complies with the Euro 5 standard and is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. The S60 and V60 DRIVe models also benefit from the use of a start/stop system, with the end result being low fuel consumption and reduced emissions.

The company said the S60 consumes on average 4.3 lt of diesel fuel per 100 kilometers equal to (54.7 mpg US) with CO2 emissions of 114 g/km, while the station wagon model returns 4.5 lt/100km (52.2 mpg US) with CO2 emissions of 119 g/km.

The addition of these two eco-friendly models means Volvo will have a range of seven models with CO2 emissions below 120 g/km, three of which dip under the 100 g/km mark. The Volvo range also include DRIVe versions of the C30, S40 and V50 models, with the V70 and S80 to join the family this spring. Both will have emissions of 119 g/km.


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