Recreating the Gothenburg Concert Hall in the all-new Volvo XC90

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Volvo V40 | Panoramic Glass Sunroof

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Make the all-new Volvo XC90 your own

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2015 Volvo XC90 proves Sweden’s auto industry is alive and well [w/video]

The most important new Volvo in quite some time has made its first auto show appearance, with the second-generation XC90 debuting at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

As we discussed in both our original post and Deep Dive feature, the new XC90 remains a three-row crossover for 2015, although it ditches the first-gen model’s top-end, turbocharged six-cylinder in favor of a single twin-charged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine. By pairing that with a plug-in-electric powertrain, the king of the XC90 range, the T8 TwinEngine, will offer up 400 horsepower. So yeah, performance should be brisk.

Also appearing on 2015 XC90 will be an entirely new, Apple CarPlay-compatible infotainment system with a big, vertical touchscreen display at its heart. Based on the videos we’ve seen, the new system looks responsive, feature-laden and quite attractive.

Take a look above for our live images of the new XC90 from the floor of the 2014 Paris Motor Show, and then head below for the press release from Volvo.

http://www.autoblog.com/2014/10/03/2015-volvo-xc90-video-paris-2014/
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2015 Volvo XC90 proves Sweden’s auto industry is alive and well

The most important new Volvo in quite some time has made its first auto show appearance, with the second-generation XC90 debuting at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

As we discussed in both our original post and Deep Dive feature, the new XC90 remains a three-row crossover for 2015, although it ditches the first-gen model’s top-end, turbocharged six-cylinder in favor of a single twin-charged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine. By pairing that with a plug-in-electric powertrain, the king of the XC90 range, the T8 TwinEngine, will offer up 400 horsepower. So yeah, performance should be brisk.

Also appearing on 2015 XC90 will be an entirely new, Apple CarPlay-compatible infotainment system with a big, vertical touchscreen display at its heart. Based on the videos we’ve seen, the new system looks responsive, feature-laden and quite attractive.

Take a look above for our live images of the new XC90 from the floor of the 2014 Paris Motor Show, and then head below for the press release from Volvo.

http://www.autoblog.com/2014/10/03/2015-volvo-xc90-video-paris-2014/
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Volvo V40 | Design | Lights

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Volvo V40 | Harman Kardon Sound System

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Volvo XC60 – Seek Feeling

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Volvo specs new 450-hp triple-charged four-cylinder engine

When Volvo lifted the veil on the new XC90 a little over a month ago, it announced that all versions would be powered by one engine design: a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder to be offered in various states of tune. That would range, Volvo said, all the way up to a high-output version with “around 400 horsepower,” but while it wouldn’t specify exact output, now it has.

The new High Performance Drive-E Powertrain incorporates two parallel turbochargers fed by a third electric turbo-compressor. Instead of feeding the cylinders directly, that third unit spools up the twin turbochargers, working together with a dual fuel pump pressurized to 250 bar.

The result is an output of 450 horsepower – far more than the existing 320-hp version and even more than expected. That also works out to 225 hp/liter, far more than the 177 hp/liter boasted by Mercedes-AMG’s high-output turbo four and the 139 hp/liter in the Alfa Romeo 4C. Short of a rotary engine (whose actual displacement is the subject of great debate), you’d have to go up to something like the Koenigsegg One:1 (268 hp/liter) to find a higher specific output than what Volvo’s boasting here.

Although Gothenburg is billing this engine as a “powertrain concept,” and has not commented on production applications, we’d be very surprised if this didn’t turn out to be the flagship engine we were promised for the XC90.

http://www.autoblog.com/2014/10/07/volvo-specs-new-450hp-triple-charged-four-cylinder-engine/
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Volvo specs new 450-hp triple-charged four-cylinder engine

When Volvo lifted the veil on the new XC90 a little over a month ago, it announced that all versions would be powered by one engine design: a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder to be offered in various states of tune. That would range, Volvo said, all the way up to a high-output version with “around 400 horsepower,” but while it wouldn’t specify exact output, now it has.

The new High Performance Drive-E Powertrain incorporates two parallel turbochargers fed by a third electric turbo-compressor. Instead of feeding the cylinders directly, that third unit spools up the twin turbochargers, working together with a dual fuel pump pressurized to 250 bar.

The result is an output of 450 horsepower – far more than the existing 320-hp version and even more than expected. That also works out to 225 hp/liter, far more than the 177 hp/liter boasted by Mercedes-AMG’s high-output turbo four and the 139 hp/liter in the Alfa Romeo 4C. Short of a rotary engine (whose actual displacement is the subject of great debate), you’d have to go up to something like the Koenigsegg One:1 (268 hp/liter) to find a higher specific output than what Volvo’s boasting here.

Although Gothenburg is billing this engine as a “powertrain concept,” and has not commented on production applications, we’d be very surprised if this didn’t turn out to be the flagship engine we were promised for the XC90.

http://www.autoblog.com/2014/10/07/volvo-specs-new-450hp-triple-charged-four-cylinder-engine/
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