The heart of the Volvo S80 T6 driving experience is the smooth, powerful inline six-cylinder, twin-turbo 2.9 liter, transversely mounted petrol engine. Delivering maximum torque (380 Nm) from just 1,800 revs, it then continues to pull powerfully throughout the rev range, catapulting the Volvo S80 T6 from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in a breathless 7.2 seconds.
Add stiff chassis structure, well-tuned suspension, and world class safety engineering, and the Volvo S80 T6 suddenly turns cool Scandinavian design red hot – especially since for all its luxurious storming panache the Volvo S80 T6 also meets Volvo Car Corporation’s non-negotiable environmental care commitments.
“What’s really interesting about the Volvo S80 T6 is not just its exhilarating road performance and luxury, but the fact that the engine also delivers sophisticated pro-environment technology,” says Niklas Gustavsson, Environmental Manager Volvo Car Corporation Governmental Affairs.
“The Volvo S80 T6’s high efficiency petrol engine reduces fuel consumption and thereby also emissions of carbon dioxide. Volvo’s advanced engine emission control technology actually eliminates 95-98 per cent of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides from the exhaust gases.”