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Rockleigh, NJ (November 10, 2015) – Volvo Cars’ T6 Drive-E engine has been named one of Wards 10 Best Engines. Editors called it “arguably the new benchmark for high-output 4-cyl engines.”


The winning T6 Drive-E engine can be found in the all-new XC90 SUV and recently announced S90 luxury sedan. More information about the XC90 and all Volvo cars can be found at


“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’s use of both supercharging and turbocharging, which is also being utilized in the new XC90, delivers a lively, compelling result. We are honored to again receive recognition for our engines from Ward’s as we continue to pioneer new, effective technologies for our vehicles and customers.”


WardsAuto editors selected the winners after spending October and November studying and driving all 31 nominees. There is no instrumented testing – only everyday driving to and from home, work, school, the grocery store and grandma’s house.


Editors score each engine based on horsepower, torque, comparative specs, noise attenuation, fuel economy and the application of new technology. The guiding principles: Does the engine or electric propulsion system truly sell the car or raise the bar for its competitive set?


Read the full article on the Wards Auto website here


Note to Editors

Variants of the T6 Drive-E four cylinder engine are globally available on the S60, V60 XC60 and the new XC90. For more information on Drive-E powertrains, please visit the Volvo Cars Global Web site or the Volvo Cars Newsroom.

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