Volvo S80

April 22nd, 2013 | 0 Comments | Volvo

The Volvo S80 is a high-medium-sized Swedish automaker Volvo Cars sedan, and was introduced in 1998 to take the place of the rear-wheel drive Volvo 960 salons in the model range. The Volvo S80 was built at the Torslanda plant in Gothenburg, Sweden. Unlike most Volvo models, it does not have a station wagon version of the first generation. The third generation of the V70 estate marketed as a station wagon version of the second generation S80 sedan. This is part of a major revision of the product at Volvo, including a large plot and luxury sedan. It serves as the flagship model of Volvo. The Volvo S80 is also used as the basis for limousines, hearses and ambulances Laholm Nilsson Special Vehicles, Sweden. Nilsson built the official car of the country for a couple of heads of state, including one for the King of Sweden. A shielded version is also SVO Czech experts.

The second generation Volvo S80, in June 2007, scored the highest “good” rating in the Insurance Institute for crash test performance of road safety for the front, side and rear impact, the IIHS Top Safety Pick brought him. The second generation S80 is better than the previous model, developed thanks in part to a stiffer chassis.

Volvo S80 First Generation

The first generation S80 is based on the Volvo P2 platform. More than 368,000 first generation S80S were built before the introduction of the new model. The S80 is equipped with many safety systems, including the system of protection against side impact protection system and WHIPS whiplash. The S80 featured a six-cylinder engine transversely mounted engine. No existing manual would fit in the engine compartment of a six-cylinder engine, so Volvo had to develop their own, the M65. Also presented specification of the environment, aspects such as textiles allergens, fuel economy and life cycle of the production car dismantling.

Volvo S80 Second Generation

The second generation S80 was at the Geneva Motor Show on the 28th Was introduced in February, with sales beginning in June 2006. The new S80 is available equipped with a new 3.2-liter V8 or 4.4-liter six-cylinder in combination with all-wheel drive. The second generation S80 is the first Volvo sedan to its model, equipped with the cross-V8 compact Volvo with an output of 315 hp and 440 Nm of torque developed jointly by Volvo Cars engine unit Skövde and Yamaha available, but built by Yamaha Japan. The engine has four catalytic converters and advanced electronics. The structure consists of high-strength boron steel for safety.

The second generation S80 was awarded the IIHS Top Safety Pick Award in overall safety protection in 2007. Also again in November the IIHS awarded the 2008 Volvo S80 with Top Safety Award. The new S80 is on the Ford EUCD platform is also used for vehicles such as the Ford S-MAX, Mondeo and Galaxy MPVs used. Remote Control Volvo Personal Communicator is also an option with the new S80.

Volvo S80 2010

New features include a choice of 2.4-liter five-cylinder D5 turbo diesel 2.4-liter diesel or 1.6-liter diesel engine. In addition, the 2.5T and 2.5FT were modified to produce more power and less consumption. The update also includes a suspension V8 engine from Yamaha is based. The exterior of the car was changed to the Volvo S80 a lower, longer and wider. More chrome accents to the front and rear doors look like the volvo S80 Executive added. The 2010 Volvo S80 facelift is improved even with a choice of a standard frame, the comfort or a sport that provides better driving dynamics.

The 2010 S80 with a S80 R-Design give the interior a sporty interior package available. The interior package includes a new sports steering wheel, sports pedals, leather seats dynamic sport shift knob and a new instrument with a blue background. The car was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2009.

Volvo S80 Engine

The Volvo S80 is initially available with four different engines. Restart the area were put out 104 kW 2.4-liter five-cylinder. It was also in the form of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied version (GPL). Full version set produces 125 kilowatts. The following is a 2.9-liter 144-kilowatt, 200 kilowatt-T6 and finally the six-cylinder engine of 103 kW 2.5-liter turbo diesel Volkswagen source with direct injection. 2.9 The engine has a six-cylinder, while T6 was powered by a twin turbo version with power destroked.

Volvo S80 Safety

EuroNCAP tested the first generation Volvo S80, which runs from 1998 to 2003. Tested a tourism LHD 4 doors in 2000, front seat belts with pre-tensioners, belt force limiters and front, side, head and body. The ratings of the car showed pedestrian legs against a very aggressive interface what. 2 in only 4 stars for pedestrian safety Despite this fact EuroNCAP “This great Volvo is very safe and has a good performance at all,” with a good adult protection inside the vehicle in a collision.

Volvo S80 2012

Volvo S80 2012

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