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have you all seen the information slowly being leaked out about the next gen XC90? interior looks sharp and they released engine stats today - base engine with 254hp and 258tq, mid range engine with 320hp/295tq and a range topping plug-in hybrid with 400hp/472tq. exterior pics not released yet, but so far, this car looks quite enticing. i believe all engines are 2.0L four cylinders. could be in the running for my next car, depending on what infiniti does with the qx60 for a mid-cycle refresh.
 

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Don't know if it was for this model, but I read Volvo is downsizing many of their engines to 4 cylinder to meet stricter fuel economy requirements BUT they are adding superchargers AND turbochargers to these new 4 cylinder engines. Reason being the supercharger adds power at takeoff/low rpm and then the turbo adds power higher rpm where superchargers begin to fall off.

Interesting how each company is taking varying approaches to new engine design/fuel economy requirements/power demands.
 
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Don't know if it was for this model, but I read Volvo is downsizing many of their engines to 4 cylinder to meet stricter fuel economy requirements BUT they are adding superchargers AND turbochargers to these new 4 cylinder engines. Reason being the supercharger adds power at takeoff/low rpm and then the turbo adds power higher rpm where superchargers begin to fall off.

Interesting how each company is taking varying approaches to new engine design/fuel economy requirements/power demands.
Funny you mention that. I just saw an article last night on popular science saying the same thing. The article was on the 2015 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E model but it could be for other models as you said.
 

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Nissan/Infiniti used the same approach on my hybrid, minus the turbo charger. I have been very pleased with this engine. Plenty of power, does great in the hills of Rancho Palos Verdes, and they did a good job controlling the NVH typically associated with inline 4's. Bottom line for me, I don't miss the V6 that was in my Enclave--I was worried I would.
 

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I leased a loaded XC90 V8 (55K) back in 07 and it was a great car for only about 420 per month - 1000 down. Seats were super comfortable after 10 hours of driving. Very quiet and great ride. Great in snow. They had a huge residual back then 78% and almost zero MF. Great ride, excellent power with the V8 Yamaha engine. Nav was a joke compared to most systems on the market today. Most of the time we just used a Garmin.

The problem with the new Volvo is that it will big time expensive when you start adding options. If you plan on leasing it I wouldn't expect a deal and it certainly won't subsidized like the QX60 (and others). The XC60 is pricey and although they have been saying it will start in the 42K - I expect it will wind up being more like 55-60's when you get the better 4 cylinder or hybrid (which looks pretty interesting - very powerful). Would love a dual turbo charged diesel option which you find in a BMW.
 

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I leased a loaded XC90 V8 (55K) back in 07 and it was a great car for only about 420 per month - 1000 down. Seats were super comfortable after 10 hours of driving. Very quiet and great ride. Great in snow. They had a huge residual back then 78% and almost zero MF. Great ride, excellent power with the V8 Yamaha engine. Nav was a joke compared to most systems on the market today. Most of the time we just used a Garmin.

The problem with the new Volvo is that it will big time expensive when you start adding options. If you plan on leasing it I wouldn't expect a deal and it certainly won't subsidized like the QX60 (and others). The XC60 is pricey and although they have been saying it will start in the 42K - I expect it will wind up being more like 55-60's when you get the better 4 cylinder or hybrid (which looks pretty interesting - very powerful). Would love a dual turbo charged diesel option which you find in a BMW.
If a upper trim (loaded) XC90 is 55-60, I think it's got a chance at being very successful. That is basically QX60 pricing and the Volvo will have a (far) superior motor. Which do you find quieter - the Volvo or the Infiniti QX60 - on the highway?
 
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