The Volvo brand has decided that making more efficient powertrains doesn't have to wait. The Volvo lineup recently changed so that all models offer either hybrid or all-electric powertrains to make a difference in sustainability. However, some Manasquan drivers might be wondering how this will change the performance of popular Volvo models.

We compare the gas engines to the current mild-hybrid powertrains to show you the difference and how you can change your driving experience around Toms River for the better.

The Difference Between the B5/B6 and T5/T6

The Volvo brand is known for its compact and lightweight engines with low-friction technology and innovative fuel management systems. The T5 and T6 engines of the past perfectly balanced efficiency with power for the best of both worlds. The latest 2022 Volvo lineup has transitioned to the micro-hybrid B5 and B6 engines to offer even more efficiency without compromising sporty performance.

Consider each Volvo powertrain to learn more about what they have to offer and what drivers around Lakewood can expect for a change.

The T5 Engine

The T5 engine has a history of offering a punchy performance as a standard engine option for models like the S60 and XC60. This 2.0-liter turbocharged engine option offers 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque with a rated fuel economy of 30 MPG.

The T6 Engine

The available T6 engine has been considered an excellent option for drivers interested in more power and acceleration. The T6 2.0-liter turbo and supercharged engine produces 316 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque for an exciting driving experience and a fuel economy of 27 MPG. This engine option often is offered with an intelligent all-wheel drive system for more traction and stability.

The B5 Mild Hybrid Powertrain

The B5 powertrain comes standard for new S60 and XC60 models and builds on the compact 2.0-liter engine by including an all-new 48-volt system. The B5 offers 247 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque for nearly identical engine power.

The B6 Powertrain

The B6 also includes a 48-volt system to improve its 2.0-liter petrol engine. The B6 offers impressive performance with 295 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque.

The Benefits of the B5 and B6

On its surface, you would think that the B6 and B6 offer less athletic performance, and while there is some shift in engine power to enhance efficiency, the B5 and B6 provide more acceleration than you might expect. The 48-volt system improves not only efficiency but also smoother acceleration. The Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) unit for the B5 and B6 delivers a more silent, faster approach to starting and more refinement for the start/stop system.

Some of the top benefits of the new B5 and B6 powertrains include:

  • A special particulate filter that reduces the caustic nature of exhaust emissions.
  • Low engine weight enhances smooth handling opportunities.
  • The ISG replaces the traditional alternator for recovering energy while braking and adding torque for acceleration.
  • The B5 and B6 come with harbor brake-by-wire technology, harnessing braking energy for improved fuel economy.

Find the Right Powertrain Option

You can feel the difference in these powertrains for yourself by exploring our new and used inventory. You can find the T5 and T6 available for used Volvo models in our used inventory, while the B5 and B6 are featured in our new inventory.

Some of the top models you can find in our inventory include:

  • XC90
  • XC40
  • XC60
  • S60
  • V90 Cross Country

Contact Us

You can learn more about the available powertrain options by contacting our sales team and taking the short drive from Brick, NJ, to our location.