After being without its own in-house-developed-and-built passenger-car diesel engine stronger than 95 hp for many years, Volvo Car Corp. at last hatches a 2.4L direct-injection (DI) 5-cyl. turbocharged unit to be launched early next year. The engine is doubly notable for having all-aluminum construction, and because its gestation period started eight years ago with the introduction of a comparable gasoline unit for the Volvo 850 in 1992. The 5-cyl. light-alloy block was originally ...

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