Volvo unveils 1.5L 3-cylinder petrol engine

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Today, Volvo unveiled their first 3-cylinder powertrain.

This new engine is the first ever 3-cylinder in Volvo’s long 91-year history.

Dubbed the T3, this powertrain uses the same modular design as Volvo’s Drive-E 4-cylinder engines, and will first feature in the new XC40 compact SUV followed by other 40 Series models. It’s a 1.5L turbocharged in-line 3, believed to produce 116kW of power. Initially, it will only be offered with a 6-speed manual, with an 8-speed auto available in 2019.

What do you think of the new Volvo T3 engine? It isn’t exactly the biggest news, but it’s interesting to see Volvo moving into different engine configurations. Let me know your thoughts down below.

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