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Volvo is a brand known for performance and efficiency. And by design, Volvo is forever innovating and improving upon what has come before. Powertrains are no different.

At Volvo Cars of Exeter, we wish to apprise the Dover community of the advances made to Volvo engines as seen in Volvo XC-Series luxury SUVs. These popular models and their trims will soon feature new B5 and B6 classified engines, as opposed to the T5 and T6 powertrains now harbored in Volvo XC90, Volvo XC60 and Volvo XC40.


B5/B6 vs T5/T6 Volvo Powertrain Differences

Volvo fuel-fired powertrains have been designed as compact and lightweight. In this, technological advances have allowed for less friction, which then elevates performance all around. And serving as inspiration for this new generation of powertrains, Volvo Recharge plug-in hybrid offerings see the electric motor storing then boosting the energy and acceleration of the gasoline engine.

In fuel-fired, Volvo XC-Series luxury SUVs found at our Exeter Volvo dealership, each possesses either the T5 or T6 powertrain option. Below, find the select details and characteristics defining these powertrains soon to be replaced by new generation B5/B6 powertrains:

Standard T5 Engine Layout

Volvo T5 engines create an impactful, turbocharged thrust through oncoming air. And while standard among the Volvo XC90 trims, an underlying 2L, four-cylinder engine delivers 250 hp and 258 lb.-ft. of generated torque. Fuel economy is rated to 30 mpg, supplied by fuel reserves comprising 18.8-gal.

Upgraded T6 Variations

Available T6 engine upgrades come in both turbocharged and supercharged variations when piloting Volvo XC60. While coupled with all-wheel-drive, supercharged T6 will afford up to 316 hp for a more powerful response than T5. Generated torque will comprise 295 lb.-ft., stemming from the standard 2L, four-cylinder layout. So, alighting from York, ME, you'll feel a sense of added propulsion with the T6 powertrain. Fuel economy provides for 27 mpg fed by reserves of 18.8-gal. 

New Generation B5 and B6 Mild-Hybrid Engines

As said, Volvo Cars prides itself on refining and improving upon all previous successes. It's as if the automaker houses a collective mind constantly on the move - innovating, progressing, persevering. Given the harsh Scandinavian environment from where and why Volvo XC-Series luxury SUVs are designed, adaptability and resourcefulness are valued attributes. Much like our environment in Exeter.

Built upon the efficiency of the compact 2L, four-cylinder engine design, both B5 and B6 improvements add electrification through an all-new, 48V system joined to a 13 hp Integrated Starter Generator (ISG). What this means to the average layperson in Dover is improved fuel efficiency and smoother acceleration in a new Volvo XC40. The ISG unit also delivers a more silent, faster approach to starting and a refinement of the start/stop function.

Other details encompass the following for easy digestion:

  • Both B5 and B6 harbor brake-by-wire technology, which allows for braking energy to be harnessed and later used for improving fuel economy.
  • By replacing the traditional alternator with the ISG unit, energy while braking is also recovered while adding torque for acceleration purposes. This energy is stored within the 48V Lithium-Ion battery.
  • Continued low engine weight allows for smooth handling opportunities.
  • A special particulate filter reduces the caustic nature of exhaust emissions.

So, should charging options be limited in your area of Portsmouth, these new B5 and B6 powertrain enhancements should suffice. In these, you have a mild-hybrid operation that doesn't require a plug or outlet.

Volvo Cars of Exeter - The York, ME Location for New Generation Volvo Powertrains

Visit our local Exeter area dealership today to learn more about the new generation of Volvo powertrains.

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