Fuel

Petrol

Updated 1/31/2020

Petrol

Petrol is a type of engine fuel that is intended for cars with a petrol engine.

Only use petrol from well-known producers. Never use fuel of dubious quality. Petrol must meet the EN 228Sulphur content max. 10 mg/kg. or K5Class 5 in accordance with GOST 32513 or GOST R 51866. standard.

Important

  • Fuel that contains up to 10 percent by volume ethanol is permitted.
  • EN 228 E10 petrol (max 10 percent by volume ethanol) is approved for use.
  • Ethanol higher than E10 (max. 10 percent by volume ethanol) is not permitted, e.g. E85 is not permitted.

Octane rating

  • RON 95 can be used for normal driving.
  • RON 98 is recommended for optimum performance and minimum fuel consumption.
  • RON 92 should only be used in exceptional cases.
  • An octane rating lower than RON 92 (e.g. RON 80) must not be used.

When driving in temperatures above +38 °C (100 °F), fuel with the highest octane rating is recommended for optimum performance and fuel economy.

Important

  • Use only unleaded petrol to avoid damaging the catalytic converter.
  • Fuel with octane rating lower than RON 92 is not permitted.
  • Fuel containing metallic additives must not be used.
  • Do not use any additives which have not been recommended by Volvo.

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