Volvo’s new T6 Drive-E engine was named one of Ward's 10 Best Engines for 2016, the automaker announced in a release. Fear not, the inevitable take-over of the 4-cylinder engine won’t be all bad.
“The T6 Drive-E uses both supercharging and turbocharging, delivering a lively, compelling result,” said Michael Fleiss, vice president powertrain at Volvo Car Group. Editors on the panel praised the 2.0L 4-cylinder engine for delivering “refined output, power and composure of a high-feature 6-cylinder engine.” The engine produces 302bhp and 295lb-ft.
The T6 Drive-E engine can be found in Volvo’s new XC90 SUV and upcoming S90 sedan. If only Volvo would put this new engine in its absurdly beautiful Concept Coupe and Estate cars and put them into production. Please, Volvo?