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Volvo XC90 T8: 134.5mpg and 407hp from new Twin Engine model

Volvo announces official specs of plug-in hybrid XC90, with CO2 emissions of just 49g/km

We were pretty impressed when Audi announced the claimed figures for its Q7 e-tron diesel hybrid, but Volvo has blown us away just as much by confirming improved figured for its new XC90 Twin Engine. The 407bhp petrol-electric SUV now claims 49g/km of CO2 emissions.

That headline figure is 5g/km down on the diesel Q7 e-tron, and improves by 10g/km over Volvo's initial estimates prior to testing. It's also far ahead of the 77g/km promised by the upcoming BMW X5 hybrid, another close rival.

Volvo let us drive the pre-production 'T8' plug-in hybrid recently and confirmed the power output of 407bhp and 640Nm of torque. But now the official fuel economy figure is an impressive 134.5mpg, improved by over 20mpg from the tentative initial figures.

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320bhp of that power figure is from a 2.0-litre four-cylinder 'Drive-E' petrol engine, and a further 87bhp is provided by an electric motor mounted over the rear axle. It shunts the XC90 from 0-62mph in 5.6 seconds - strong performance for a seven-seat SUV. 

It also promises 26 miles of pure electric range, and the electric motor provides continuous all-wheel drive on demand. It's available to purchase from Volvo dealers later this spring, priced from around £60,000.

Now read our full Volvo XC90 review.

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