K20 engines are in the pipeline for the new Volvo XC90, says Valkenburg
Posted On July 17, 2021
A few weeks ago, we announced that we were in the process of building an engine for the next-gen Volvo Xc90.
Now, we’re getting some more information about how we can get the next generation of the Volvo Xcar to be built using the new K20 engine.
The engine is one of the core components for the XC60, which is coming out in 2019, and the engine will be used to power the next Volvo X20.
We can’t go into details yet because we don’t have the full specifications of the K20, but we have a couple of details we can share.
We have a bit of information about the new engine from our sources that we can now share with you.
First, we know that the new engines have a range of between 450 and 750 horsepower, with an overall capacity of 4.2 liters.
The engine is rated at 60 kW/kg and the new Valkenberg engines are rated at 80 kW/kW.
There is also a range between 0.6 to 0.9 hp/liter.
Next, we can see that the K21 engine, which has the same power as the new XC20, will be built on a new platform.
The K21 has been around since the late 1980s and is a turbocharged, direct injection, liquid-cooled direct-injection engine.
It’s rated at between 1.6 and 1.8 hp/litre and has a peak torque of 1,868 Nm.
It can be paired with a range-topping, direct-fueled engine.
The new engine has been developed to be the basis for the upcoming Volvo X30 and X40.
In terms of performance, the new powerplants have been designed for the engine to deliver up to 442 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque, and there’s also a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 that can deliver a peak of 4,000 lb-feet of torque.
The Volvo X40 has been redesigned for a more compact design that includes an optional front engine mount and a new exhaust.
It has been designed with a smaller displacement, but it has been optimized to be quieter than the older model.
Valkenburg also confirmed that there will be a range at least 50 horsepower between the two engines.
Finally, we also know that new Volvo will be building a new engine that will power the upcoming XC70.
The Valkesens X20 engine will also be used in the next K20 and the next Valkens X40 engine.
In terms of pricing, the K25 engine will set you back AU$9,995, while the K24 engine will cost AU$11,995.
The first two engines are expected to start shipping later this year.
If you’re looking for more information on the upcoming K20X engine, we have an article with all the details you need.
[Source: Volvo via Volvo Forums]