The road to Geneva was a bit dramatic for the V40 as the Swedish car maker's teaser campaign was foiled by multiple leaks. Nonetheless, the all-new premium five-door, five-seat hatchback has made it under the lights.
The road to Geneva was a bit dramatic for the V40 as the Swedish car maker's teaser campaign was foiled by multiple leaks. Nonetheless, the all-new premium five-door, five-seat hatchback has made it under the lights and is ready to compete with Audi's A3 Sportback and BMW's 1-Series.
Just announced, the V40 is powered by a range of petrol and diesel engines. The top petrol is the five-cylinder 2.5-liter turbocharged T5 engine with 254 PS (187 kW / 251 bhp) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque, including 40 Nm overboost delivered during acceleration. The T5 comes with automatic transmission and acceleration from 0-62 mph takes 6.7 seconds while fuel consumption is 35.8 mpg (EU combined). The mid-range 1.6-liter GTDi T4 engine is available in two versions: T4 with 180 PS (132 vkW / 177 bhp) and T3 with 150 PS (110 kW / 148 bhp). The 180 PS engine offers maximum torque of 270 Nm (199 lb-ft), including 30 Nm overboost. The 150 PS T3 engine offers 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) of torque. Fuel consumption is 48.7 mpg and CO2 emissions of 134 g/km.
Regarding transmissions, the T5 comes with a six-speed automatic gearbox, while the T4 is available in combination with the automatic six-speed Powershift (aka double clutch) transmission or a six-speed manual gearbox. The T3 comes with a manual gearbox.
For the diesels, there are two engines: the five-cylinder 2.0-liter D4 turbodiesel producing 177 PS (130 kW / 175 bhp) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. Acceleration from 0-62 mph takes 8.3 seconds with the automatic transmission (8.6 sec with manual). Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions is 62.8 mpg (119 g/km) with a manual gearbox and 53.3 mpg (139 g/km) with the automatic (EU Combined). There is also the 2.0-liter D3 producing 150 PS (110 kW / 148 bhp) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque. Both turbodiesels are available with a six-speed automatic transmission or six-speed manual gearbox.
Prices and specification will be announced at the end of March with customers able to place orders by the end of April. Production starts in May, with customer cars being delivered in September.
Many more details in the press release below.