Volvo expands diesel engine line-up

* New D3 diesel engine for larger Volvo models * Improved CO2 emissions across the range * Available to order in April...

Volvo expands diesel engine line-up

Volvo has extended its range of diesel engines.

The manufacturer has added a new entry-level five-cylinder 2.0-litre turbocharged engine for its S60, V60, V70 and S80 models.

The new 134bhp engine will take the D3 name the current D3 diesel will be reclassified as the D4 and come with the option of manual or automatic transmission.

The updated range now consists of the 113bhp D2, 134bhp D3, 161bhp D4, and 212bhp D5 engines.

Tweaks to improve efficiency mean that almost all diesel-powered versions of the Volvo S60, V60, V70 and S80 (with a manual gearbox) will have CO2 emissions of less than 120g/km. The exceptions are D5 versions of the V60, V70 and S80.

The updated range of diesel engines is available to order later this month, with deliveries starting in May.

James Taylor