Volvo S80

Volvo S80

Quiet beauty, rather than flashy bling. That is the essence of Swedish luxury. Designer entrepreneur and trend analyst Mathilda Tham jumps in a Volvo S80 Executive to go looking for the roots of Swedish style - and ends up in nature and tranquility.

Five years, five cars. As a commemoration to Volvo’s fifth straight year at the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) tradeshow, the Swedish manufacturer will show five highly modified versions of its vehicles.

German tuning and motor sport experts Heico Sportiv has developed a spectacular high-performance version of the Volvo S80. With a high-tech aluminium-look exterior and a 350 hp bioethanol engine, the S80 High Performance Concept is destined to be a true attention-grabber at the SEMA show in Las Vegas.

The all new Volvo S80 is the second generation of Volvo’s large prestige sedan, launched at the Geneva motor show in the spring of 2006. The new S80 model is a luxurious car with an elegant and dynamic profile influenced by modern Scandinavian design.

Volvo has announced today pricing for its 2008 model year lineup. The 2008 Volvo vehicle line has undergone enhancements to its model mix along with the introduction of the exciting C30. Other highlights include the addition of the new T6 turbocharged engine in the S80 luxury sedan, while the S40 sport sedan and V50 sportwagon receive major appearance updates and a bump in horsepower from 218 to 227. Later in 2007 Volvo will announce pricing for the all-new V70 and XC70 wagons. (...)
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The Volvo S80 Volvo S80 is now available with the six-cylinder, 285 hp T6 performance engine with All Wheel Drive that was first introduced in the all-new Volvo V70 in March 2007. Another new power train combination for the S80 is the 185 D5 turbo diesel with AWD. "The T6 engine adds an extra dimension to the S80 engine range," says Hans Wikman, Vice President Vehicle Line Large Cars at Volvo Cars. "The engine has been programmed to provide the highest possible performance with the (...)
AutoMundo, the nation’s premier Spanish-language automotive enthusiast publication, today named the all-new Volvo S80 Volvo S80 as its 2007 Car of the Year. The prestigious accolade which appears in the magazine’s April issue, follows the S80’s recent debut in the U.S. marketplace and echoes what others are saying about Volvo’s first V8-powered luxury sedan. The S80 was selected for its revolutionary design, dynamic and youthful driving attributes and Volvo’s legendary safety systems. "The new 2007 (...)
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Also the six-cylinder models of the new Volvo S80 can from now on be equipped with Volvo’s intelligent All Wheel Drive system.
Electronically controlled hydraulics and automatic distribution of engine power between the front and rear wheels mean the car’s performance capability can be exploited effectively whatever the road conditions.
The result is increased driving pleasure and enhanced stability.

The new Volvo Volvo S80 has won the “Autorevue Award”, the most important car award in Austria. Based on the readers’ choice of the car magazine “Autorevue”, the best selling car magazine in Austria, the new Volvo S80 Volvo S80 was number one in the sedan category. Over 40,000 readers voted for cars in a number of different classes. The new S80 won its category by the largest margin of all. The S80 received 35.7 percent of the votes, ahead of the Citroën C6 (17.1 percent) and the Lexus IS (16.8 percent). The (...)

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