Updated 2/21/2022


It is important to use the correct fuel during refuelling. Petrol is available with different octane ratings that are adapted for different types of driving.

Only use petrol from well-known producers. Never use fuel of dubious quality. The petrol must fulfil the EN 228 standard.


  • 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 good power and low fuel consumption.
  • An octane rating lower than RON 95 must not be used.

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


  • Use only unleaded petrol to avoid damaging the catalytic converter.
  • Fuel containing metallic additives must not be used.
  • Do not use any additives which have not been recommended by Volvo.

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