Volvo S90, V90 and XC90 gain T5 petrol engine option

Reflecting the continuing fall in popularity of diesel, Volvo has made its T5 petrol engine available in its S90 saloon, V90 estate and XC90 SUV ranges.

The 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder unit produces a healthy 250hp and 350Nm of torque.

In the S90, where it joins the existing T4 version, that’s enough for a 0-62mph time of just 6.8 seconds and a 140mph top speed.

On-paper figures suggest it will be remarkably economical, too, recording 42.8mpg on the combined cycle under the new WLTP regime, with CO2 emissions from 154 g/km.

The figures aren’t too far off for the heavier V90 estate, with 0-62mph in 7.0 seconds (7.4 for the all-wheel-drive Cross Country), 41.5mpg and 157 g/km (38.2mpg and 172 g/km for Cross Country).

Even in the XC90 performance is respectable with 0-62mph in 7.9 seconds, although economy inevitably takes a hit to 35.8mpg with emissions of 184 g/km.

Prices start at £41,120 for the S90 T5 R-Design, £43,120 for the V90 T5 R-Design, £44,685 for the V90 Cross Country, and £50,435 for the XC90 T5 Momentum.

All T5 models are available to order now.