Volvo is introducing two new biofuel engines to its range.
The Flexifuel engines are compatible with E85, a mix of 85% crop-derived alcohol and 15% petrol, and will power the Volvo V70 estate and Volvo S80 executive saloon.
The engines will be a 143bhp 2.0-litre unit, which will be available later this year, and a 198bhp 2.5-litre turbocharged unit, which will arrive in 2008.
The 2.0 offers an average fuel consumption of 24.4mpg in the V70 and 25mpg in the S80.
Further technical details on the engines are not expected until this autumn.
The new engines join the 123bhp 1.8-litre biofuel engine currently available in the C30, S40 and V50 models.
Volvo expects to sell 10,000 biofuel-engined cars in 2007.
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