Volvo introduces T5 V90 CC and XC90 in the UK

Volvo is introducing the performance and efficiency benefits of its T5 turbocharged petrol engine across its large-car range in the UK, adding the T5 powertrain to the V90 Cross Country and XC90 SUV.

Tuned to deliver 186kW andĀ  350Nm of torque, it is matched as standard to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The T5 is a member of the newest Volvo-designed-and-built Drive-E engines, and is further evidence of Volvo’s continued focus on petrol engine technology. The advanced 2.0-litre, four-cylinder unit is both compact and lightweight, with aluminium and aluminium alloy extensively used in its construction.

Customers for the XC90 SUV can specify the T5 with all-wheel drive in all model grades, starting with the Momentum.

Volvo claims theĀ  XC90 T5 AWD can achieve an official combined cycle figures from 6.5l/100km and 184g/km, while acceleration from rest to 100km/h is dispatched in 7.9 seconds.

No release date for South Africa has been set.