Volvo targets four-cylinder 444bhp high-performance DriveE engine
|   Thursday, December 11, 2014
The R&D boss of Volvo Peter Mertens has confident about the company's experiment to have its production model with high-performance in future with the four-cylinder triple-charged engine. The Swedes installed for further its assessment Volvo S60 DriveE system. This technology consist of combined two electric e-booster turbocharged for giving power output for all rev range.

The e-booster develops 444bhp and produces 369lb/ft of torque. Volvo powertrain department boss Michael Fleiss said, "Having a look at Mercedes, Audi and VW with developing 360ps, 420ps and 395ps with 2.
L engine, we start of doing 450ps engine as Volvo loves challenges."

According to Mertens, the concept for 444bhp powertrain plays important role in the development program of DriveE. "When family of Drive-E powertrain was launched its aim was to provide fuel consumption and emission based industry which are relative to drivability and performance the most of advanced engine having four-cylinder. However, 444bhp DriveE high-performance powertrain concepts demo the DriveE powertrain versatility and its ambition."
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