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It appears that pretty much every time we mention Volvo on this blog it has something to do with some new piece of technology that they’re either working on or starting testing, or releasing soon, and today is no different.

It appears that Volvo will be introducing some new engine technologies, known as VEA or Volvo Engine Architecture. According to the company this new architecture is meant to further lower consumption and emission and in conjunction with electric motor technology to render large-capacity and V8 engines obsolete.

The technology will be used in a new generation of Volvo engines which will be four-cylinder diesel engines featuring an injection system dubbed i-ART.

The new injection technology adds a small computer on top of each of the four injectors, thus allowing for very precise and very fast pressure feedback from each of them to be analyzed and then adjusting the fuel flow accordingly.

The blend of using higher injector pressure with the i-ART technology is meant to deliver engines with better fuel economy, lower emissions and higher performance when compared to the current unit – or at least that’s what Volvo claims.

This new breed of engines will use several ‘levels’ of turbocharging in order to provide different variations of the same engine, ranging from more fuel efficient to high output.

According to the Volvo Car Group vice president, new engine technology will continue the trend towards more compact and smaller-capacity engines, thus eventually signaling the end of the V8 era.

One has to agree that that is definitely the trend that is being observed from other engine manufacturers around the world as well.

The vice president continued to say that Volvo’s four-cylinder engines will offer increasingly higher performance than the current day’s six-cylinder units with even lower fuel consumption.

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