Volvo is introducing a new High Performance Drive-E Powertrain Concept: this time is not a car concept, but a powertrain concept, joining the Drive-E range, introduced in 2013.
Based on a long list of technologies not usually found in a four-cylinder engine, the new unit uses two parallel turbochargers and dual fuel pump working at 250 bar pressure.
The High Performance Drive-E Powertrain Concept attracted the attention and involvement of Volvo Cars suppliers AVL as it develops 450 hp from a standard four-cylinder 2.0-liter petrol unit. The car could see mass production in future years and its introduction on almost every vehicle in Volvo`s line-up.
"We knew that 320hp in our petrol configuration was just a starting point. The 450hp High Performance Drive-E Powertrain Concept, demonstrates this ambition and the versatility of the Drive-E Powertrains. When we launched the Drive-E powertrain family, our aim was to deliver the most advanced 4-cylinder engines in the industry based on emissions and fuel consumption relative to performance and drivability," says Dr. Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President for Research and Development at Volvo Car Group.

Source: Volvo