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Old 04-23-2012, 08:02 AM   #1
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Default Volvo Unveils New D3 Diesel Engine for V40, S60, V60, XC60, V70, and S80 Models

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Starting with 2013 model year production, Volvo will be introducing a new diesel engine in the V40, S60, V60, XC60, V70, and S80 models.
The new D3 engine is a five-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbo diesel that develops 136 hp and 258 pound-feet of torque. In the V40, the D3 engine develops 150 hp.
The D3 will be available with a choice of automatic or manual transmissions. Buyers specifying automatics will also get start/stop functionality, except on the XC60.
New features include lighter camshafts, new piston rings, vacuum pump, and flywheel sensor; lighter connecting rods and crankshaft an electric cooling jet control valve, and a new turbocharger.
Fuel economy ratings have not yet been released but CO2 emissions will be between 114 and 119 g.
In addition to the D3, Volvo is also introducing a D2 variant with 115 hp, a D4 (formerly referred to as D3) with 163 hp, and a D5 with 215 horsepower.
Volvo does not currently offer any diesel-powered models in the U.S. and has not announced any plans to do so in the near future.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:13 AM   #2
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:06 PM   #3
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OK, terrific.

Volvo does not currently offer any diesel-powered models in the U.S. and has not announced any plans to do so in the near future.
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This. They'll offer it to China before the US.
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Why should they offer them in the US? It costs a boat load to certify them and the sales numbers wont be anywhere near where they need to make a profit, they might as well sell those engines in the markets where the people really want them. With that being said in my family there are two TDI Vdubs a 2011 and a 2012 so I love diesel but the majority of the country doesn't see it the same.
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Why should they offer them in the US? It costs a boat load to certify them and the sales numbers wont be anywhere near where they need to make a profit, they might as well sell those engines in the markets where the people really want them. With that being said in my family there are two TDI Vdubs a 2011 and a 2012 so I love diesel but the majority of the country doesn't see it the same.
I believe your wrong, there is a large sales trend moving towards diesels. Chrysler, now owned by fiat, is committing to bringing more diesels to the U.S. because of this. The technology is finally there where it offers the HP, quietness, smoothness and comfort that people recieve from gas engines so people are now considering them. The only reason diesels percentages aren't higher is because only luxury brands (which people can't afford) and VW sells diesels. But now, even VW is selling at least 1 out of 5 cars as a diesel in the U.S., and that's not higher only because they don't have enough to sell. My coworker was trying to buy a passat TDI last month, he had to wait 2 weeks for the dealer to locate one for him, they traded 2 states away to get it.

But you are correct that it's too hard to get diesel engines certified in the U.S., the government should really do something about that. They should give tax breaks or incentives and certification breaks to manufacturers who build these engines in the U.S. You'll create jobs and communities that'll offset the tax breaks and keep more americans employed. It's a win win for everyone.
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