2013 Volvo V40 makes its official debut at Geneva
Set to rival five-door, five-seat hatchbacks like the BMW 1-Series and the Audi A3 Sportback, the all-new 2013 Volvo V40 has made its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show, following a rather ruined teaser campaign by the numerous leaks that have surfaced the Internet.
When it will reach the dealerships, the new generation of the V40 is going to be available with a bunch of gasoline and diesel engines. The most powerful gasoline unit will be a turbocharged 5-cylinder 2.5-liter T5 engine that is capable of generating 251 hp (254 PS / 187 kW) and a peak torque of 295 lb.-ft (400 Nm). This engine is linked to an automatic gearbox and offers a 40 Nm overboost when you accelerate. Speaking of acceleration, it reaches 62 mph from start in 6.7 seconds and manages to return 35.8 mpg on the European combined cycle.
Moving down the lineup of engines we find the 1.6-liter GTDi T4 that can be ordered in one of the two following configurations: T4 that has 177 hp (180 PS / 132 kW) and the less powerful T3 with 148 hp (150 PS / 110 kW). The more powerful engine has a peak torque of 199 lb.-ft (270 Nm) with a 30 Nm overboost included whereas the T3 can offer 177 lb.-ft (240 Nm) of torque. It has a 48.7 mpg rating and CO2 emissions of 134 g/km. The beefier T5 is linked to a 6-speed automatic transmission while the T4 can be ordered with a 6-speed manual or an automatic 6-speed double clutch Powershift gearbox.
As far as diesels are concerned, the 2013 Volvo V40 can be ordered with either a 5-cylinder, 2.0-liter D4 turbodiesel that pumps out 175 hp (177 PS / 130 kW) and 295 lb.-ft (400 Nm) of torque or with a less powerful 2.0-liter D3 turbodiesel that offers 148 hp (150 PS / 110 kW) and has a maximum torque of 258 lb.-ft (350 Nm).
The beefier D4 turbodiesel can do the 0-62 mph sprint in 8.3 seconds when fitted with the automatic gearbox while with the manual it will do it in 8.6 seconds. It has a fuel consumption of 62.8 mpg and CO2 emissions of 119 g/km when equipped with the manual while with the automatic transmission it can return 53.3 mpg and has CO2 emissions of 139 g/km.
The 2013 Volvo V40 will get at an official price tag at the end of the month and you will be able to place an order starting with April. The Swedish automaker will begin the production in May and you’ll get your car in September.
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