From Volvo press: The third generation Volvo XC70 where the model year 2011 V70 belongs, is more refined than ever. A comfortable and luxurious appearance has been combined with top-class flexibility and an expressive design. The XC70 is a sophisticated and elegant car for an active urban life. Come the weekend and it transforms into a rugged partner for all kinds of exciting adventures.
The Volvo XC70 now comes with upgraded petrol engines.
The six-cylinder, turbocharged T6 has a displacement of 3.0 litres and it now offers even sharper performance, thanks mainly to a reduction in internal friction. As in the all-new S60, it now offers 304 hp and no less than 440 Nm of torque. Maximum torque is achieved between 2100 and 4200 revs. This results in rapid acceleration and smooth driving properties. All-Wheel Drive is fitted as standard.
The six-cylinder 3.2-litre naturally aspirated engine has also been upgraded and features an improved crankshaft and less internal friction. It now offers 243 hp and maximum torque is 320 Nm. In order to meet US legislative requirements, there is also a PZEV (Partial Zero Emission Vehicle) variant that produces 231 hp and 300 Nm.
The Volvo XC70 can also be specified with the high-performance twin-turbo diesel engine D5 that produces 205 horsepower and 420 Nm of torque.
The new five-cylinder 2-litre turbodiesel introduced in the all-new Volvo S60 is now available also in the Volvo XC70. The new five-cylinder D3 is in principle the same engine as the well-established 2.4-litre diesel, but its displacement has been reduced with a shorter stroke to optimize fuel consumption.
The injection system has a different type of piezoelectric fuel injector compared with the D5 engine. These injectors minimize consumption with exceptionally rapid and precise injection pulses under high pressure. This promotes extremely efficient combustion.
In order to give the car better driving properties, the turbocharger has been fine-tuned to provide high torque from low revs.
In the Volvo XC70 the newly developed 2-litre diesel engine produces 163 hp and 400 Nm of torque.