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Volvo XC70 Engine Speed

XC70 Touring

Exterior Modification Revolutions

2007 to present

2.0 D3 2900 rpm
2.4 D5 4000 rpm
2.4D 4000 rpm
3.0 T6 5600 rpm
3.2 Ocean Race 6200 rpm
3.2 SE Sport 6200 rpm
3.2 SE 6200 rpm
D5 Ocean Race Premium 4000 rpm
D5 Ocean Race 4000 rpm
D5 SE Premium 4000 rpm
D5 SE Sport Premium 4000 rpm
D5 SE Sport 4000 rpm
D5 SE 4000 rpm
D5 4000 rpm
T6 SE Premium 5600 rpm
T6 SE 5600 rpm

2000 - 2007

2.0 D3 2900 rpm
2.4 D5 4000 rpm
2.4D 4000 rpm
3.0 T6 5600 rpm
3.2 Ocean Race 6200 rpm
3.2 SE Sport 6200 rpm
3.2 SE 6200 rpm
D5 Ocean Race Premium 4000 rpm
D5 Ocean Race 4000 rpm
D5 SE Premium 4000 rpm
D5 SE Sport Premium 4000 rpm
D5 SE Sport 4000 rpm
D5 SE 4000 rpm
D5 4000 rpm
T6 SE Premium 5600 rpm
T6 SE 5600 rpm

Knowing RPM for XC70 motor helps choose right gears. By this you can understand at what RPM level 3.2 SE will go most efficiently. In Volvo XC70 the engine should be rotated up to 6200 rpm to achieve torque and horsepower. You still can rotate the Volvo’s engine of D5 SE Sport faster but with less output. It’s about fuel economy for XC70 and acceleration.

  • The Volvo’s engine in your car shows great flexible temper with 4000 rpm.

  • Even at top revolutions XC70 will stay flexible.

  • Note that driving 2.4D under recommended RPM can cause high fuel use.

  • It’s only for fast accelerating Volvo cars to have 6200 rpm engines under the hood.

  • The optimum torque and power at 2900 rpm in Volvo shows quick acceleration.

  • It gives you freedom driving the XC70 and choosing gears.

  • Take the top speed of 3.2 SE in short time or spare fuel.

There are still both pros and cons of 6200 rpm rate. The Volvo XC70 was thoroughly tested with its characteristics of RPM. It’s important to note Volvo’s advice for using T6 SE Premium to keep fuel bills smaller.

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