Spy Shots: Volvo S90 L testing in China
Published on January 25, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
Spectacular Spy Shots of the upcoming Volvo S90 L, the extended wheelbase variant of the new Volvo S90 sedan. The body is extended behind the B-pillar and the third-side window is covered for extra privacy.
The base Volvo S90 for comparison. The difference is best visible by looking at the roof line from the B to the C/D pillar, the line is flatter and longer on the L version. By how much the L will be extended is yet unknown, but it will be somewhere between 8 and 12 centimeters.
The Volvo S90 L will be manufactured in the Chinese Volvo factory in the city of Daqing, it will be launched on the market in late Q4. Until then the standard-sized Sweden-made Volvo S90 will be imported into China, with sales scheduled to begin in May.
The S90 L will compete with the Audi A6L, the BMW 5Li, the Mercedes E-Class L, and the new Jaguar XFL.
The S90 L will be available in three engine configurations:
T5: 2.0 turbo: 257nm and 350nm. Eight-speed automatic, front-wheel drive.
T6: 2.0 turbo + supercharger:
325hp 315hp and 400nm. Eight-speed automatic, all-wheel drive.
T8: Drive-E hybrid. 2.0 turbo + supercharger + an 80hp electric motor. Total output: 407hp and 640nm. Eight-speed automatic, all-wheel drive.