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Volvo Car Group is extremely proud of its new two-litre, four-cylinder Drive-E powertrain family, and honestly speaking so are we. The reason in simple words would be – world-leading output with low CO2 emissions. In this post we would get to know about the E-Drive family of engines in detail. “During the development phase of our Drive-E powertrains, we promised to bring efficient driving pleasure into a new dimension. The official European NEDC certification now confirms that we outperform competitors when it comes to power versus CO2 emissions,” says Derek Crabb, Vice President Powertrain Engineering at Volvo Car Group. First up is the diesel family.Volvo S60 is powered by Volvo’s D4 engine which puts out 181 bhp. The car features a manual gearbox and emits 99 g/km of CO2, making it the first diesel car with this level of power output and under 100 g/km CO2 emissions, in the premium D-segment. Volvo V60 powered by the same D4 engine also falls in the under 100g/km CO2 emission category with CO2 emissions the same as its’ sister saloon at 99 g/km, according to the NEDC certification. The Drive-E diesel family features world-first i-ART technology wherein pressure from each fuel injector is constantly measured instead of a single pressure sensor in the common rail. Each injector is fitted with an intelligent chip that monitors injection pressure and using the same, the i-ART system calculates the right amount of fuel to be injected during the combustion cycle, ensuring class world class performance.