Volvo reveals the V90 one week after its official images leaked

Exactly one week ago, our readers have lost any doubts they may have had about the final appearance of Volvo V90, already one of the most beautiful station wagons ever released. But the official presentation, today, is always a good opportunity not only to see the car in under other perspectives and images, but also in order to have access to all technical specifications. And Volvo has been kind enough not to hold any information. It is all here, as you can see below.


The V90 is 4.94 m long (it looks much longer than that), 1.89 m wide, 1.48 m tall and it has a wheelbase of 2.94 m. Its weight varies from 1,825 kg to 2,100 kg. Not a light vehicle, by any means, but also not a heavy-weight contender considering its size. Its drag coefficient is 0.31, quite reasonable for a station wagon, and it will be powered by 3 2.0 petrol engine variations, as well as 2.0 turbodiesel options. All of them from the Drive-E family, entirely built of aluminum. Apart from the compression rate, they do not seem to present any differences.

The T5 version, offered as a front-wheel drive, has a compression rate of 10.8:1 because it is only turbocharged. It produces 187 kW at 5,500 rpm and 350 Nm from 1,500 rpm to 4,800. The T6, an all-wheel drive, has a lower compression ratio, 10.3:1, because it is turbocharged and supercharged. It generates 235 kW at 5,700 rpm and 400 Nm from 2,200 rpm until 5,400 rpm. Finally, there is the T8 hybrid option, which puts together the T6 engine and an electric engine that adds 65 kW and 240 Nm to the equation. Total output is 300 kW and torque reaches an impressive 640 Nm. If used exclusively as an electric vehicle, the V90 T8 can deliver a range of more than 45 km.


As for the diesel options, the entry-level for the V90 will be the D4 version. It is front-wheel drive and counts on 140 kW at 4,250 and 400 Nm between 1,750 rpm and 2,500 rpm. The D5 is all-wheel drive and has 173 kW at 4,000 rpm and 480 Nm from 1,750 rpm until 2,250 rpm. In all situations, the transmission is an 8-speed automatic gearbox supplied by Aisin.

Sales will start in the USA only in 2017, while Europe should start receiving it later this year. Check below more images of the car, including its reinforced structure, proving that safety is still a motto for Volvo.

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Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.

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