New Volvo D5 Diesel Engine


The Swedish car maker introduced a new, enhanced version of its D5 diesel engine with increased power and better fuel economy.

This engine will help a number of models in the company’s range to benefit from lower CO2 emissions. The S80 for example now has an impressive 129g/km CO2 which equates to a corresponding Benefit-in-Kind (BIK) of as little as 18% yet performance is a mighty 215hp. What’s more, the V70 D5 ES; V70 D5 SE; and V70 D5 SE LUX all fall into the 19% BIK category in the UK, where these cars are the choice for fleet drivers.

The good news is that despite the improved economy, the power has not suffered. It’s even been improved from from 205 hp/420 Nm to 215 hp/440 Nm.

New Volvo D5 Diesel Engine New Volvo D5 Diesel Engine

Details and specs of all Volvo models with the new D5 engine in the press release below:

Volvo’s newly enhanced D5 range has tipped the scales rebalancing environmental and performance factors despite larger engine sizes.

Sometimes a higher performing and inevitably bigger engine is what’s required from a company car which would usually compromise environmental concerns as well as attracting higher fuel costs and tax liability. Volvo’s latest D5 diesel range, however, steers a path through these conflicting positions providing a number of models with impressive fuel economy and CO2 emissions.

The upgraded versions of the Volvo V70, XC70 and S80 are the first in the model range to feature sharpened versions of the five-cylinder D5 turbo-diesels which boost performance and torque from 205 hp/420 Nm to 215 hp/440 Nm while at the same time reducing fuel consumption by as much as eight percent.

“We have made these vehicles more enjoyable and as cost efficient as possible to drive,” explains Selwyn Cooper Volvo UK’s national sales manager. “With that comes lower CO2 which means company car drivers have a widened choice of vehicles powered by larger engines without the expected hike in the amount of tax they would have to pay.”

Fuel consumption (EU Combined) of a Volvo S80 D5 is now an impressive 57.7 mpg (129 g/km of CO2) with manual gearbox and start/stop, placing it in the 18% BIK category. The corresponding figures for the automatic version are 44.1 mpg (159 g/km of CO2). The figures for a Volvo V70 are 55.4 mpg (134 g/km) with the manual gearbox and 45.6 mpg with the automatic (164g/km). Fuel consumption in the XC70 D5 AWD manual is 50 mpg (149 g/km) in the AWD version with manual gearbox and 41.5 mpg (179 g/km) with the automatic.

The Volvo V70, XC70 and S80 have been upgraded with a number of features including driveline, interior and exterior equipment including the latest user-friendly Volvo Sensus infotainment system, and are available to order now with on-the-road prices for D5 versions starting from £30,100 for the V70 D5 (215hp) ES Start/Stop; £31,135 for the S80 D5 (215hp) SE Start/Stop; and £32,765 for the XC70 D5 AWD (215 hp) ES Start/Stop.

New Volvo D5 engine range – Benefit in Kind details 2011/12

Annual tax payable
S80 Transmission CO2 g/km P11D price % of P11D 20% 40%
2.4 D5 Executive Auto 159 £36,615 25 £1,1758 £3,515
2.4 D5 SE Manual 129 £31,080 18 £1,119 £2,238
2.4 D5 SE Auto 159 £32,565 25 £1,563 £3,126
2.4 D5 SE-LUX Manual 129 £33,280 18 £1,198 £2,396
2.4 D5 SE-LUX Auto 159 £34,765 25 £1,669 £3,337
Annual tax payable
V70 Transmission CO2 g/km P11D price % of P11D 20% 40%
2.4 D5 ES Manual 134 £29,930 19 £1,137 £2,275
2.4 D5 ES Auto 164 £31,415 25 £1,571 £3,142
2.4 D5 R-DESIGN Manual 134 £32,230 19 £1,225 £2,449
2.4 D5 R-DESIGN Auto 164 £33,715 25 £1,686 £3,372
2.4 D5 SE Manual 134 £32,030 19 £1,217 £2,434
2.4 D5 SE Auto 164 £33,515 25 £1,305 £2,609
2.4 D5 SE LUX Manual 134 £34330 19 £1304 £2609
2.4 D5 SE-LUX Auto 164 £35,815 25 £1,791 £3,582
Annual tax payable
XC70 Transmission CO2 g/km P11D price % of P11D 20% Transmission
2.4 D5 AWD ES Manual 149 £32,580 22 £1,434 £2,867
2.4 D5 AWD ES Auto 179 £34,065 28 £1,908 £3,815
2.4 D5 AWD ES Manual 149 £34,680 22 £1,526 £3,052
2.4 D5 AWD SE Auto 179 £36,165 28 £2,025 £4,050
2.4 D5 AWD SE-LUX Manual 149 £37,480 22 £1,649 £3,298
2.4 D5 AWD SE-LUX Auto 179 £38,965 28 £2,182 £4,364
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