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Volvo’s Solution To Turbo Lag Is Quite Simple, Yet Really Clever 12
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Tech, video, VOLVO, Volvo S90, Volvo V90, Volvo Videos, Volvo XC60, Volvo XC90 on 12 12th, 2017


Volvo claims they’ve found the cure to turbo lag with a new system called PowerPulse and apart from being brilliantly clever, it’s also a really simple solution too.

Every turbocharged car suffers from turbo lag, that delay you get when you open the throttle after depressing it and while having the engine spinning within its boost zone. For years manufacturers have played with a lot of setups and different configurations in order to minimize its effect.

The delay is sourced at the turbo wheel, which can’t respond instantly to the driver’s input, requiring time to return back to its full speed in order to continue sending compressed air into the engine.

The only real solution to this problem is to keep the turbocharger fully spinning even at off-throttle situations and Volvo has done exactly that with the PowerPulse technology as Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained, er, explains.

The system includes a compressor drawing air from the air filter to a pressurized two-liter air tank, which then chucks it into the exhaust manifold to keep the turbocharger spinning and basically eliminate turbo lag.

Volvo’s PowerPulse is available only in conjunction with their 2.0-liter diesel engine at the moment. Of course, and If you prefer petrol power, the Swedish company also offers the T8 plug-in hybrid powertrain which combines supercharging and turbocharging with an electric motor in order to make sure that you’ll never experience any delay to your throttle inputs.

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Can A 1995 Volvo 850 T5 Keep Up With A New 2017 Volvo V90 D5? 17
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Classics, diesel, Drag-Racing, video, VOLVO, Volvo V90, Volvo Videos on 11 17th, 2017


Modern turbo-diesel engines can usually keep their grounds against older turbo petrol units, as long as the former are mated to fast-changing gearboxes and the car isn’t significantly heavier.

This drag race between a new Volvo V90 D5 and a 1995 Volvo 850 T5 yielded some very interesting results, especially since both cars can one-up each other in certain categories.

This straight line battle was orchestrated by Carwow’s Mat Watson, and features both standing as well as rolling starts. You’ll see that one benefits the V90, whereas the other helps the 850 unleash all of its grunt.

So how do they stack up in terms of performance? Well, the 2017 V90 D5 can get from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.2 seconds thanks to its 235 PS (231 HP) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) of torque. It’s worth noting that the V90 weighs a whooping 2 tonnes (4,400 lbs), whereas the old 850 is considerably lighter at 1,570 kg (3,461 lbs).

It’s also a bit less powerful with around 10 fewer horses, but overall, it does have a better power-to-weight ratio than the much-newer V90.

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New T4 Petrol Engine Joins Volvo S90 And V90 UK Range 16
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in new cars, UK, VOLVO, Volvo S90, Volvo V90 on 11 16th, 2017


Volvo UK has made a new petrol engine available to its flagship saloon and estate models, with the S90 T4 priced from £34,500 and the V90 T4 from £36,500.

The four-cylinder petrol unit is mated to an automatic gearbox as standard, producing 190 PS (187 HP) while offering combined fuel economy figures of 42.2 UK mpg (35.1 US mpg) in the S90 and 40.9 UK mpg (34 US mpg) in the V90.

“Petrol is becoming an increasingly popular choice with motorists, including business users,” said Volvo Car UK exec, Steve Beattie, who expects strong interest in the S90 and V90 T4.

The T4 versions can be purchased from the entry-level Momentum to the high-spec Inscription Pro, and share the same level of standard features as the diesel and petrol-electric hybrid models, such as the Sensus 9″ touchscreen system, sat-nav with Real Time Traffic Information, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian, cyclist and large animal detection, Pilot Assist semi-autonomous drive technology, LED headlights, dual-zone climate control and leather upholstery.

Both the T4-powered S90 as well as the V90 are available to order now.

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How Does Volvo’s New V90 R Design With 330hp Polestar Pack Perform In The Real World? 11
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in video, VOLVO, Volvo V90, Volvo Videos on 11 11th, 2017


Designed to upset the German constabulary, the Volvo V90 is one of the most advanced station wagons on the market and, like so many of its rivals, is offered in an array of versions and models.

Jakub and Yuri from The Straight Pipes YouTube channel recently jumped behind the wheel of a particularly seductive V90 R-Design with the power-boosting Polestar Performance Optimization package to see what all the fuss is about.

The R-Design trim is unique from any standard V90 as it adds numerous styling and interior tweaks but doesn’t look to improve the vehicle’s performance, despite what the ‘R’ badge might suggest. In the U.S., the R-Design package can be grafted on to both the T5 and T6 all-wheel drive models and certainly looks the part.

What does improve performance is the optional Polestar package that increases output by 14hp on the 2.0-liter twin-charged four T6 that’s reviewed here, from 316hp to 330hp. This is combined with other changes to offer faster throttle, gear and engine response.

No matter what powertrain a customer selects, all V90 models come equipped with what Volvo believes is the most advanced standard safety package on the market. Some of these key standard features are Adaptive Cruise Control, Pilot Assist II, Distance Alert, Lane Keeping Aid, Driver Alert Control, Road Sign Information, Lane Departure Warning, Run-off Road Protection, and large animal detection.

Unlike the freely available crossover-ish, high-riding V90 Cross Country, the plain V90 is offered only as a custom-order vehicle in the U.S. Prices start from $49,950 for the 250hp, FWD T5 and from $55,950 for the 316hp, AWD T6 V90, both in R-Design specification.

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New Volvo V90 Cross Country Ocean Race Wants To Save The Earth With Its Seats 30
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in new cars, Reports, VOLVO, Volvo V90 on 10 30th, 2017


Volvo has come up with a new limited edition version of the V90 Cross Country named after their sponsored yacht racing series, Ocean Race.
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New Volvo V90 Cross Country Ocean Race Wants To Save The Earth With Its Seats 30
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in new cars, Reports, VOLVO, Volvo V90 on 10 30th, 2017


Volvo has come up with a new limited edition version of the V90 Cross Country named after their sponsored yacht racing series, Ocean Race.
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Which Of These Premium Estate Cars Would You Own? 17
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW, BMW 5-Series, BMW Videos, mercedes, Mercedes E-Class, Mercedes Videos, reviews, UK, video, VOLVO, Volvo V90, Volvo Videos on 09 17th, 2017


Believe it or not, owning an Estate rather than a medium-sized crossover or a large SUV can be considered out of the ordinary nowadays.
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Is The New Volvo V90’s Sexy Looks Enough To Sway You From The Germans? 10
Aug
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in reviews, video, VOLVO, Volvo V90, Volvo Videos on 08 10th, 2017


In the old days, Volvo estates were boxes on wheels, but not anymore, with the Swedes pumping out stylish wagons like the all-new V90.
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Is The New Volvo V90’s Sexy Looks Enough To Sway You From The Germans? 10
Aug
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in reviews, video, VOLVO, Volvo V90, Volvo Videos on 08 10th, 2017


In the old days, Volvo estates were boxes on wheels, but not anymore, with the Swedes pumping out stylish wagons like the all-new V90.
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Five First Impressions: Volvo V90 Cross Country T6 AWD 7
Jul
Posted by Zac Estrada in First Drive, Galleries, new cars, VOLVO, Volvo V90 on 07 7th, 2017


It's a wagon, it's brown and I'm keeping calm.

But then I remember this 2017 V90 Cross Country is also a Volvo and I'm just making fruitless attempts to not fall in love at first sight.
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Stop Buying SUVs And Get A Volvo V90 Cross Country Already 24
Jun
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in video, VOLVO, Volvo V90, Volvo Videos on 06 24th, 2017

The new V90 Cross Country marks the return of Volvo wagons in the US market, and from what we hear it sounds like a hell of a multi-talented vehicle.
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New Volvo V90 Cross Country Is Expensive Yet Delightful 17
Apr
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in reviews, video, VOLVO, Volvo V90, Volvo Videos on 04 17th, 2017


If you're looking for a jacked up premium family wagon these days, you have a handful of options these days in the USA. These range from the Audi A4 Allroad and the upcoming Buick Regal TourX, to the larger Volvo V90 Cross Country and Mercedes-Benz's E-Class All-Terrain
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Volvo Updates Sensus Infotainment, Expands In-Car Delivery Service 14
Mar
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in new cars, Tech, VOLVO, Volvo S90, Volvo V90, Volvo XC60, Volvo XC90 on 03 14th, 2017


Volvo have waited to launch the 2018 XC60 to perform a series of updates on their Sensus user interface.
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Even Volvo Issues Safety Recalls From Time To Time 27
Feb
Posted by Carscoops Staff in NHTSA, Recalls, VOLVO, Volvo S90, Volvo V90, Volvo XC90 on 02 27th, 2017


Volvos are known, above all else, for two things: safety and reliability. So we don't see many recalls coming from the Swedish manufacturer, but they do come around from time to time… even if they're rather small and specific in scope. Like with this one, for example.
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New Volvo S90 And V90 Polestar Models To Get Hybrid Power 23
Feb
Posted by Brad Anderson in Hybrids, Polestar, Reports, Sweden, VOLVO, Volvo S90, Volvo V90 on 02 23rd, 2017


The Volvo S90 and V90 Polestar models are set to receive additional punch from a hybrid powertrain, reports Autocar.
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