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Volvo S80 Model Specifications

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Volvo S80
1999-2003 Volvo S80 2.9 (US)
Manufacturer Volvo Cars
Parent company Ford Motor Company
Premier Automotive Group
Production 1998–present
Assembly Torslanda, Sweden
Predecessor Volvo S90
Class Mid-size luxury car
Body style(s) 4-door sedan
Layout Transverse front engine, front-wheel drive, four-wheel drive

The Volvo S80 is an executive sedan from Swedish automaker Volvo and was introduced in 1998 as a replacement for the rear-wheel drive Volvo 960/S90 sedan. The Volvo S80 was built at the Torslanda Plant (Torslandaverken) in Gothenburg, Sweden. Unlike most Volvo models, it did not have a station wagon version for its first generation. Now, the third generation V70 wagon is marketed as the estate version for the second generation S80 sedan. This is a part of a major product overhaul at Volvo, including a most luxurious large estate and sedan.

It is notable for being one of the first Volvos to depart from the company's traditionally boxy, conservative styling. The S80's styling, with its pronounced beltlines and tail lights that narrow and go from curves to points as they go up, has been adopted throughout the Volvo line, especially on the S60 and S40 sedans.

The first generation Volvo S80 had one of the highest crash test ratings in the world for five years. The second generation Volvo S80 in June 2007 scored the highest "good" rating in the IIHS crash test performance for frontal, side, and rear impacts, continuing in the success of the first S80 sedan. The second generation S80 is better engineered than the outgoing model, in part due to a stiffer more rigid chassis.

First generation

First generation
2004-2006 Volvo S80 (US)
Production 1998–2005
Platform Volvo P2 platform
Engine(s) 2.0 I5 LPT
2.4 L I5
2.4 L CNG/LPG I5
2.5 L I5 LPT
2.9 L I6
2.8/2.9 L twin-turbocharged I6
2.4 L I5 Turbo Diesel
2.5 L I5 Turbo Diesel
Transmission(s) 4 speed geartronic automatic
5-speed automatic
5-speed manual
6-speed manual
Wheelbase 2,790 mm (109.8 in)
Length 4,820 mm (189.8 in)
2004-06: 4,849 mm (190.9 in)
Width 1,830 mm (72.0 in)
Height 1,435 mm (56.5 in)
Fuel capacity 70 l (15.4 imp gal; 18.5 US gal) (2.4 & Diesels)
80 l (17.6 imp gal; 21.1 US gal) (others)
Related Ford Five Hundred
Ford Freestyle
Mercury Montego
Volvo S60
Volvo V70
Volvo XC90

This S80 sedan being Volvo's flagship model was heavily equipped with numerous safety systems to ensure all occupants safety, including SIPS and WHIPS.

The S80 has three firsts for passenger cars. The first was the use of a built-in, fully integrated GSM phone, complete with both a hands free function and a lift-up hand-set. The second was the fitment of the straight six engine in a transverse mounting. Volvo claims to be the first manufacturer to succeed in mass producing this configuration "in modern time", although British Leyland produced passenger cars using the E6 engine from 1970 to 1981 in cars such as the Austin Princess. No existing manual gearbox would fit in the engine bay with the six cylinder engine, so Volvo had to develop their own, claimed to be the world's smallest manual gearbox, the M65. The previous record holder was also a Volvo gearbox, the M56 developed to fit the wide 5 cylinder transverse engine first used in the 850 serieses cars. Thirdly, the S80 was the world's first car with an environmental specification, covering aspects such as those directly relating to the car such as allergens from textiles and fuel economy and the life cycle of the car from production to dismantling.

For Volvo, the S80 was a major step forward into the age of modern car design, particularly with the use of multiplex wiring.

The S80 was initially available with four different engines. Starting the range was a detuned 2.4-litre 140 hp 5-cylinder. This was also available as a CNG and as an LPG version. The fully tuned version produced 170 PS (125 kW). Next up was a 2.9 L 196 PS (144 kW) 6-cylinder, then 272 PS (200 kW) T6 and finally, the 140 PS (102 kW) 2.5 L TDI (diesel). The 2.9 has a Straight-6 engine while the T6 was powered by a destroked twin-turbocharged version. In 2000 there was the addition of the 200 hp (149 kW) 2.5T, available with standard all-wheel drive. The 2.5T model featured a light-pressure turbocharger. Late 2001 introduced the 163 PS (120 kW) 5 cylinder common rail diesel D5, detuned to 130 PS (96 kW) and sold as 2.4D in some markets. In some European countries the entry level S80 came with a 2.0 litre five-cylinder turbocharged engine producing 182 PS. These were sold in countries where larger capacity engines were penalized by heavy taxes.

Engines

Year Model Displacement Engine Fuel Power Torque
1998 – 2006 2.4 2435 cc I5 Petrol 140–170 hp (103–125 kW) 220–225 N·m (162–166 ft·lbf)
2000 – 2006 2.0T 1984 cc LPT I5 Petrol 132 kW (179 PS; 177 hp) 280 N·m (207 ft·lbf)
1998 – 2003 2.4T 2435 cc LPT I5 Petrol 147 kW (200 PS; 197 hp) 285 N·m (236 ft·lbf)
2003 – 2006 2.5T 2521 cc LPT I5 Petrol 155 kW (211 PS; 208 hp) 320 N·m (236 ft·lbf)
1998 – 2001 2.9 2922 cc I6 Petrol 150 kW (204 PS; 201 hp) 280 N·m (207 ft·lbf)
1991 – 2004 2.9 2922 cc I6 Petrol 144 kW (196 PS; 193 hp) 280 N·m (207 ft·lbf)
1998 – 2001 T6 2783 cc twin-turbo I6 Petrol 200 kW (272 PS; 268 hp) 380 N·m (280 ft·lbf)
2001 – 2006 T6 2922 cc twin-turbo I6 Petrol 200 kW (272 PS; 268 hp) 380 N·m (280 ft·lbf)
1998 – 2001 TDI (Audi engine) 2460 cc turbocharged I5 Diesel 102 kW (139 PS; 137 hp) 280 N·m (206 ft·lbf)
2001 – 2006 2.4D 2401 cc turbocharged common rail I5 Diesel 96 kW (131 PS; 129 hp) 280 N·m (206 ft·lbf)
2001 – 2006 D5 2401 cc turbocharged common rail I5 Diesel 120 kW (163 PS; 161 hp) 340 N·m (250 ft·lbf)

Second generation

Second generation
2007 Volvo S80 (US)
Production 2006–present
Platform Y20 platform
Engine(s) 1.6L (4cyl diesel), 2.0L (4cyl), 2.0L (Flexifuel, 4-cyl), 2.0L (4cyl diesel), 2.5 L I5 LPT
3.0/3.2 L I6
4.4 L Yamaha V8
2.4 L I5 turbodiesel
Transmission(s) 6-speed automatic
6-speed manual
Wheelbase 2,835 mm (111.6 in)
Length 4,849 mm (190.9 in)
Width 1,861 mm (73.3 in)
Height 1,490 mm (58.7 in)
Fuel capacity 70 l (15.4 imp gal; 18.5 US gal)
Related Volvo V70
Land Rover Freelander
Ford Mondeo

On January 31, 2006, Volvo unveiled the first pictures of the second generation S80. Generally all features of the car were upgraded substantially. The new S80 will feature a new 3.2 L straight-6 or 4.4 L V8 engine in combination with available four-wheel drive. The second-generation S80 is the first Volvo sedan model to become available with Volvo's compact, transversely fitted V8 with a power output of 315 PS (232 kW; 311 hp) and 440 N·m (320 lb·ft) of torque developed jointly by Volvo Cars engine unit Skövde and Yamaha but built by Yamaha of Japan. With four catalytic converters and advanced electronics, this engine, which was first introduced in the Volvo XC90, is one of the cleanest V8s on the market. The exterior is similar to that of the first generation but is greatly improved with more high strength boron steel in the body for safety. The interior is seen as one of the most comfortable in the automotive industry. A long wheelbase version called the Volvo S80L was launched in China in November 2008 and is 140 mm (5.5 in) longer, with all of the extra length used to increase rear passenger legroom.

This second generation S80 is no exception to Volvo's on going improvements and inventions of safety. The second generation S80 has been given the IIHS 2007 Top Safety Pick Award in overall safety protection. Also again in November the IIHS awarded the 2008 Volvo S80 with Top Safety Award. This S80 performed outstandingly above its German and Japanese rivals. Scores were perfect for frontal, side, and rear impacts. The car was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show on February 28, and sales began on June 2006. The new S80 is based on the Ford EUCD platform (called P24 by Volvo), also used for vehicles including Ford's S-MAX, Mondeo and Galaxy large MPVs. Some of these Ford vehicles, whilst sharing this platform, and some parts, are distincly different from each other as they compete in different auto market segments. Volvo vehicles on this platform tend to use more high tech parts and more expensive underpinnings.

Volvo's Personal Car Communicator (PCC) remote control will also be an optional feature with the new S80. This feature is fairly new to the automotive industry. Before a driver gets to their car, they are able to review the security level and know whether they have set the alarm and if the car is locked. Additionally, there is a heartbeat sensor that warns if someone is hiding inside the car.


Blind spot detector on side mirrors.

The all new S80 is the first Volvo model to feature Adaptive cruise control (ACC) with Collision Warning and Brake Support (CWBS). Adaptive cruise control helps ensure comfort and relaxed driving by letting the driver select the desired speed and the minimum time gap to the vehicle in front of them. When a radar sensor detects a slower vehicle in front of them, Adaptive Cruise Control adapts to that vehicle by applying the brakes as necessary. As the Collision Warning System senses an impending collision, it alerts with a flashing light on the windshield and an audible alarm. Meanwhile Brake Support offers additional assistance by preparing the braking system so that the car can begin stopping faster and avoid a potentially dangerous situation before it happens. Volvo S80 is also available with a new safety innovation called Blind Spot Information System (BLIS, first seen in Volvo S40) which senses when a person enters the drivers blind spot and Active Bi-Xenon Lights (ABL) to illuminate around curves in the dark. Volvo is known for making historic strides in the production of intuitive new safety systems. BLIS system has been recently introduced at Mercedes-Benz higher specifications cars,nearly two years after Volvo. The second generation Volvo S80 is much more luxurious than the previous generation, and it flaunts its "Scandinavian Luxury" design language. The second generation S80 has already won awards in best mid size luxury sedan interior.

Engines

Year Model Displacement Engine Fuel Power Torque
2006- V8 4414 cc V8 Petrol 232 kW (315 PS; 311 hp) 441 N·m (325 lb·ft)
2008- T6 2953 cc I6 Petrol 210 kW (286 PS; 282 hp) 400 N·m (300 lb·ft)
2006- 3.2 3192 cc I6 Petrol 175 kW (238 PS; 235 hp) 320 N·m (240 lb·ft)
2006- 2.5T 2521 cc LPT I5 Petrol 147 kW (200 PS; 197 hp) 300 N·m (220 lb·ft)
2008- 2.5FT 2521 cc LPT I5 E85/Petrol FlexiFuel 147 kW (200 PS; 197 hp) 300 N·m (220 lb·ft)
2008- 2.0 1999 cc I4 Petrol 104 kW (141 PS; 139 hp) 136 ft·lbf (185 N·m)
2008- 2.0F 1999 cc I4 E85/Petrol FlexiFuel 104 kW (141 PS; 139 hp) 185 N·m (136 lb·ft)
2009- D5 2400 cc twin-turbocharged common rail I5 Diesel 151 kW (205 PS; 202 hp) 420 N·m (310 lb·ft)
2009- 2.4D 2400 cc turbocharged common rail I5 Diesel 129 kW (175 PS; 173 hp) 420 N·m (310 lb·ft)
2006-2009 D5 2400 cc turbocharged common rail I5 Diesel 136 kW (185 PS; 182 hp) 400 N·m (300 lb·ft)
2006-2009 2.4D 2400 cc turbocharged common rail I5 Diesel 120 kW (163 PS; 161 hp) 340 N·m (250 lb·ft)
2008- 2.0D 1997 cc turbocharged common rail I4 Diesel 100 kW (136 PS; 134 hp) 320 N·m (240 lb·ft)
2009- 1.6D DRIVe 1560 cc turbocharged common rail I4 Diesel 80 kW (109 PS; 107 hp) 240 N·m (180 lb·ft)

2010 update

New features include a choice of 5-cylinder 2.4L D5 twin turbo diesel, 2.4L diesel, or 1.6L diesel engine. The car's exterior was modified to give the S80 a lower, longer and wider stance.

The car was unveiled in 2009 Geneva Motor Show.

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Volvo Cars road car timeline, 1990s–present
Type 1990s 2000s 2010s
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Small family car 440/460    
480   C30  
340/360   S40/V40 S40/V50 V40  
Compact executive car   S60/V70 S60/V60  
240 850 S70/V70  
Executive car 740 940 S80 S80/V70  
760 960 S90/V90   S90/V90  
Sports saloon    850 T-5R/R S70 R/V70 R S60 T5/V70 T5 S60 R/V70 R  
Coupé 780   C70 C70  
Crossover utility vehicle    XC60  
  V70XC XC70 XC70  
   XC90 XC90  

 

 

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