Volvo Cars has unveiled a D5 Twin Engine Special Edition of its bestselling V60 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid. The new car will take the established Volvo Cars plug-in hybrid solution to a wider audience.
"We were the first car maker to develop and produce a diesel-based plug-in hybrid powertrain with the launch of the Volvo V60 D6 in 2012. Since then we have been working on further refining our innovative approach to electrification and hybrid powertrains, as can be seen in our brand new Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine which is just entering full-scale production. With the launch of the V60 D5 Twin Engine Special Edition we are broadening our Twin Engine product range," said Dr. Thomas MŸller, Vice President Electrical and Electronics Systems Engineering at Volvo Car Group.
The Volvo V60 D5 Twin Engine will deliver 120kW via the combustion engine and about 50 kW from its 11.2 kWh Lithium-ion battery pack using the same proven configuration used in the V60 D6 Twin Engine. This translates to a maximum driveline power output of approximately 171kW when the electric motor and diesel engine are working simultaneously.
Just 500 examples of the special edition model will be built, while a regular Volvo V60 D5 Twin Engine will be more widely available later.
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