Fuel

Fuel - petrol

Updated 7/23/2018

Petrol is used as fuel.

Petrol must fulfil the EN 228 standard. Most engines can be run with octane ratings of 95 and 98 RON. A lower octane rating such as 91 and 92 RON should only be used in exceptional cases

  • 95 RON can be used for normal driving.
  • 98 RON is recommended for optimum performance and minimum fuel consumption.

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

Important

  • Use only unleaded petrol to avoid damaging the catalytic converter.
  • Fuel that contains up to 10 volume-% ethanol is permitted.
  • Fuel containing metallic additives must not be used.
  • Do not use any additives which have not been recommended by Volvo.

Alcohols-ethanol

  • EN228 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.

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