What is a Volvo D3 engine?
Volvo Penta D3 is an in-line 5-cylinder, 2.4-liter diesel engine with an aluminum cylinder block and cylinder head, using common-rail with piezo-electric injectors, double overhead camshafts, and Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT). This contributes to excellent operating economy, high reliability and long-term durability.
Is the Volvo D3 engine any good?
The Volvo V40 D3 is one of those cars where you struggle to find an Achilles heel. It’s good-looking, well built, has a 150bhp ‘Drive-E’ diesel engine with enough torque to give it some zip and returns around 75mpg on the combined fuel consumption test.
Is the Volvo D3 engine reliable?
The 5-cyl diesel engine currently fitted in the D3 and D4 (Volvo change to new VEA 4-cyl in week 20) is an old, reliable design that has been well proven over many many years.