The Volvo V40 will be offered with a number of diesel and gasoline engines. The base engine offering in Europe is Volvo’s 1.6-liter turbo-diesel I-4, which produces 115 hp, 199 lb-ft of torque, and 94 grams of carbon diameter per kilometer. The top-spec engine in the V40 range is the familiar T5, a turbocharged 2.5-liter I-5 that now produces 254 hp.
Volvo says that extra bit of power allows a V40 T5 to sprint from 0-62 mph in 6.7 seconds. Autocar reports there will be four additional engine offerings, including a 1.6-liter turbocharged I-4 in both 150- and 180-hp forms, and a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel I-5 in 155- and 177-hp guises. Regardless of the engine or transmission selected, the new Volvo V40 will be equipped with brake energy regeneration and an engine start/stop system. As one would might expect from Volvo, the V40 is equipped with the company’s City Safety system, along with its Pedestrian Safety function with full automatic braking.