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Video: Volvo PowerPulse diesel technology

Volvo has revealed details of its new S90, including an innovative new compressed air system for its 2-liter D5 Drive-E diesel engine.

 

The system, called PowerPulse, draws air from the air filter via a compressor to a pressurised two-liter air tank. Under acceleration and during low-speed driving, the air is fed by a valve into the exhaust manifold to the turbo.

Volvo says that the system has the effect of “delivering a quick and responsive pulse of power”, and the air in the tank is automatically topped up to ensure ready availability.

Click here to watch the video from Volvo to see how the PowerPulse system works.

December 4, 2015

 

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