Today Volvo announced the expansion of their Flexifuel engine offerings for their larger V70 and S80 models. This is the first time Volvo is offering a Flexifuel for these two models.
Volvo, as the European market leader in biofuel offerings is taking another major step by extending their model range further. Volvo's Flexifuel E85 bioethanol engines which runs on 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline produces 80% less carbon emissions than standard gasoline engines. Bioethanol is a renewable fuel made from biomass sources such as corn, wheat, sugar-beet and cellulose.
Currently, Volvo's Flexifuel E85 bioethanol engine is only available for it's smaller models: Volvo S40, V50 and C30. The engine in these vehicles is the 1.8 liter 4 cylinder producing 125 hp (92 kW) and 165 Nm of torque.
Today Volvo announced the expansion of their Flexifuel engine offerings for their larger V70 and S80 models. This is the first time Volvo is offering a Flexifuel for these two models. In addition, the V70 and S80 get a choice of two new Flexifuel engines. The 2.5 liter turbocharged 5-cylinder engine produces 200 hp and the 2.0 liter naturally aspirated in-line 4 cylinder makes 145 hp (107 kW) and 185 Nm of torque.
The new Flexifuel models with the 2.0 liter engine will be available by the end of 2007, and the 2.5 liter engine in the first half of 2008. Further details regarding engine specifications, fuel consumption and emissions for the 2.5 liter engine to be released at a later date.