Volvo The XC40 is the most sustainable model of the Swedish brand. An all-electric 408-hp crossover will appear in May this year. Recharge Pure Electric P8 has entered the European market. And even earlier, the Volvo XC40 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T5 debuted on the Old Continent with a gasoline engine with a battery electric motor, a seven-speed preselective robotic transmission and front-wheel drive. And now Europeans can order a simpler modification. It's called the Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T4, it costs a little less and, in fact, the same drive system is less efficient.
The Volvo XC40 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T4 accelerates to 100 km / h in 8,5 seconds, and its more powerful T5 sibling in 7,3 seconds. The top speed of both models is electronically limited to 180 km / h.
Both Volvo XC40 hybrids weigh 1812 kg, their payload does not exceed 478 kg, and the combined cycle fuel consumption under the WLTP protocol is 2-2,4 liters per 100 km.
In both versions, the electric motor produces the same 82 hp. and 160 Nm, and a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 10,7 kWh allows current to pass only up to 56 km in the WLTP cycle. The difference is that in the T4 version, the three-cylinder 1,5-liter unit develops 129 hp. and 245 Nm against 180 hp. and 265 Nm on the T5. As a result, the total power of the small drive system is 211 hp. and 405 Nm, which has 51 hp. and 25 Nm less than the T5 hybrid. Sales in Europe have already begun. On the German market, the less powerful Plug-in Hybrid costs 47 euros, and the more powerful version costs 228 euros. For comparison: BMW X1 xDrive25e 220 hp at a price of 44 euros.