Volvo Cars’ T6 Drive-E engine has been named one of Wards 10 Best Engines for 2016.
Editors on the panel of judges called it the new benchmark for high-output 4-cyl engines and praised it for delivering the “refined output, power and composure of a high-feature 6-cylinder engine”. This is the second time Volvo has won the recognition from WardsAuto for its efficient, performance delivering, Drive-E engine family.
Supercharged & turbocharged
“Achieving an effective level of balance across comfort, efficiency and power has been the ultimate goal for our creation of the Drive-E engine family across our global model range,” said Michael Fleiss, Vice President Powertrain at Volvo Car Group. “The T6 Drive-E uses of both supercharging and turbocharging, delivering a lively, compelling result. We are honoured to once again receive recognition for our engines from WardsAuto as we continue to pioneer new, effective technologies for our vehicles and customers.”
WardsAuto editors selected the winning engines from 31 nominees following a long appraisal process based on every day driving. Editors score each engine based on horsepower, torque, comparative specs, noise attenuation, fuel economy and the application of new technology.
The winning T6 Drive-E engine can be found in the XC90 SUV and recently announced S90 luxury sedan. The T6 engine also functions as the internal combustion base for the class-leading T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid.
Notes to Editors:
The T5 was named a top 10 Best Engine by Wards in 2015
The T6 was named 2016 Engine of the Year by Digital Trends
Volvo Car Group in 2014
For the 2014 financial year, Volvo Car Group recorded an operating profit of 2,252 MSEK (1,919 MSEK in 2013). Revenue over the period amounted to 129,959 MSEK (122,245 MSEK). For the full year 2014, global sales reached a record 465,866 cars, an increase of 8.9 per cent versus 2013. The record sales and operating profit cleared the way for Volvo Car Group to continue investing in its global transformation plan.
About Volvo Car Group
Volvo has been in operation since 1927. Today, Volvo Cars is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world with sales of 465,866 in 2014 in about 100 countries. Volvo Cars has been under the ownership of the Zhejiang Geely Holding (Geely Holding) of China since 2010. It formed part of the Swedish Volvo Group until 1999, when the company was bought by Ford Motor Company of the US. In 2010, Volvo Cars was acquired by Geely Holding.
As of December 2014, Volvo Cars had over 26,000 employees worldwide. Volvo Cars head office, product development, marketing and administration functions are mainly located in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Cars head office for China is located in Shanghai. The company’s main car production plants are located in Gothenburg (Sweden), Ghent (Belgium) and Chengdu (China), while engines are manufactured in Skövde (Sweden) and Zhangjiakou (China) and body components in Olofström (Sweden).