What are the Differences between the T5, T6, T8 Hybrid, and Polestar Engines?

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What are the Differences between the T5, T6, T8 Hybrid, and Polestar Engines?

Are you unsure about the differences in the four available Volvo engines? The experts at McLaughlin Volvo Cars in Moline, IL have created the following page detailing the specs and Volvo models available with the T5, T6, T8 Hybrid, and Polestar engines. Continue reading to learn which Volvo engine option is capable of handling your daily drive, or you can speak directly to a Volvo specialist by calling (866) 982-1024.

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T5: For a Smooth and Effortless Drive

The T5 engine is the standard engine options for most Volvo models, and is available with a front- or all-wheel drivetrain. The T5 engine is paired with an 8-speed transmission that provides seamless transition and a smooth ride. Key engine specs and model availability are as follows:

Specs

  • 2.0L turbocharged I4
  • 250 HP
  • 258 lb.-ft. of torque

Models and Trims

Volvo Model

Trims Available with T5 Engine

XC90

Momentum, R-Design

XC60

All trims

XC40

Momentum, R-Design

V90

R-Design, Inscription

V90 Cross Country

T5 AWD

V60

Dynamic, Cross Country, Cross Country Platinum

S90

Momentum

S60

Dynamic, Inscription, Inscription Platinum, Cross Country

Grey 2018 Volvo S60 Cross Country on the beach

T6: An All Powerful Engine

Are you looking for an engine with ample capability? With the twin-charged T6 engine, you'll appreciate the seamless balance of power. Put the pedal to the metal with excellent acceleration, all-wheel-drive, and no turbo lag for a spirited driving experience no matter your destination. Key engine specs and model availability are as follows:

Specs

  • 2.0L twin-charged I4
  • 316 HP
  • 295 lb.-ft. of torque

Models and Trims

Volvo Model

Trims Available with T6 Engine

XC90

Momentum, R-Design, Inscription

XC60

All trims

V90

R-Design, Inscription

V90 Cross Country

T6 AWD

V60

R-Design, Polestar

S90

Momentum, Inscription

S60

R-Design, Polestar

Grey 2018 Volvo XC60 T6 on street

T8 Hybrid: An Efficient and Dynamic Engine 

The T8 Hybrid engine provides exhilarating performance along with low emissions and supreme efficiency. A twin-charged engine is combined with an 8-speed transmission and a powerful electric motor for the performance of a large engine without wasting a drop of fuel. The engine powers the front wheels, while the electric motor drives the rear wheels for split-second acceleration and all-wheel-drive capability. Key engine specs and model availability are as follows:

Specs

  • 2.0L twin-charged I4 Drive-E engine
  • Two electric motors with 87 HP
  • 400 HP
  • 472 lb.-ft. of torque

Models and Trims

Volvo Model

Trims Available with T8 Hybrid Engine

XC90

Momentum, R-Design, Inscription, Excellence

XC60

All trims

S90

Momentum, Inscription

White 2018 Volvo XC90 T8 on street

Polestar: For a Fast and Responsive Drive  

Are you looking for superior performance? The Polestar engine can take your Volvo sedan from 0 to 60 MPH in less than 4.4 seconds. You'll enjoy the breathtaking acceleration and agile handling only the Polestar engine can provide. Test the limits with the Polestar in two available models. Key engine specs and model availability are as follows:

Specs

  • 2.0L twin-charged I4
  • 367 HP
  • 347 lb.-ft. of torque

Models and Trims

Volvo Model

Trims Available with Polestar Engine

S60

Polestar

V60

Polestar

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New Volvos for Sale in Moline, IL

Have you determined which Volvo engine is ideal for your daily driving needs? Browse the new vehicle inventory at McLaughlin Volvo Cars in Moline, IL to find a model with the engine and features you require. You can learn more about what available features your favorite Volvo model has to offer by reading our model research pages. Schedule a test drive appointment at our Volvo dealership in Moline, IL by calling (866) 982-1024.

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