The Power In The S90: Volvo Drive-E Engines

With intelligent Drive-E technology, our Volvo cars strike a perfect balance between power and efficiency.

With Drive-E powertrain technology in the All-New S90, you will not compromise on delivering responsive power and clean efficiency with your luxurious drive. 

"We achieve this with our compactly-designed engines, advanced boosting solutions and a firm commitment to electrification..."
– Dr Peter Martens
Senior Vice President Research & Development at Volvo Car Group.


Our Drive-E range has some of the world’s most powerful four-cylinder engines. Our new family of powertrains use supercharging, turbocharging and advanced transmissions to provide you with the power and driveability you need in your Volvo, all while lowering fuel consumption and emissions.


We have set new standards for efficiency with our Drive-E powertrain technology. For our view of sustainability, we are working to reduce your impact on the environment by minimising CO2 emissions and improving fuel economy. We are engineering cars that are Designed Around You.

Best in-class acceleration

Our Volvo S90 D5 encloses a four-cylinder turbodiesel engine that is fitted with our PowerPulse technology.  This consists of a tank of compressed air that is deployed when the driver accelerates on the throttle, causing the turbocharger to spin – faster than the combustion of exhaust gases – effectively eliminating turbo lag. With the S90 D5, you can experience the best in-class PowerPulse technology.

Our Innovation Brands

Everything we do is designed around people, so every innovation we make is designed to simplify and improve your life. We're especially proud of our advances in efficient power, connectivity and safety. We call our thinking in these areas: Drive-E, Sensus and IntelliSafe.