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First look at the new Volvo XC-40 R Design 2018-2.0 turbo and 248 hp

The XC40 is the first Volvo to sit on the Compact Modular Architecture, which will underpin all upcoming 40-series cars.

First look at the new Volvo XC-40 R Design 2018-2.0 turbo and 248 hp

Initially, the only engine available is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four making 248 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. This unit comes with an eight-speed automatic that sends power to the all-wheel-drive system.




It managed a 0–60 time of 6.7 seconds, sitting in good company with a 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i AWD and 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4Matic AWD we’ve tested. These two competitors ran to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds and 6.9 seconds, respectively. The XC40 is quicker than a comparably powered XC60, which hit the mark in 7.3 seconds.



The XC40 went around the figure eight in 27 seconds at an average of 0.65 g, slightly behind its rivals. The X1 hugged the corners in 26.8 seconds at 0.65 g; the GLA 250 did it in 26.6 seconds at 0.67 g.




Author: AL
Source: Autolatest

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