2006 Volvo S80
Horsepower @ RPM:232@6300
Torque @ RPM:3500
Top Speed:155 mph
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The second-generation Volvo XC90 came with a bang in August 2014. Redesigned from the ground up, the SUV ditched the first-gen’s dated image for a stunning, new exterior looks and an ultra-luxurious interior that are about to spread across the company’s entire lineup. And it seems a few Volvo products will shift to brand-new nameplates in the process, if we are to believe a report coming from Dutch paper De Telegraaf.
Specifically, Volvo is has decided that the next-generation S80 sedan, V70 wagon and XC70 crossover need not just makeovers, but new names too. And all three will be launched within the 90-Series family. The range-topping sedan will switch to S90, the station wagon will become the V90, while the XC70 will be renamed V90 Cross Country. The motivation behind this decision is that all three vehicles will grow bigger and include even more luxury amenities, De Telegraaf adds.
Also in the mix, per reports, is an entry-level 40-Series lineup and a mid-range 60-Series line. Within these series will be S sedans, V wagons and XC SUVs. There is also the chance for slightly heavier-duty Cross Country versions of the V40 and V60 wagons.
There’s no official information when these new vehicles will arrive, but rumor has it the S90 is scheduled to debut in late 2015. The sedan will reportedly be followed by a coupe version and long-wheelbase S90 L for the Chinese market. Volvo will launch new-generation models of its entire lineup by 2017.
Click past the jump to read more about the Volvo XC90
When talking about Volvo, safety is the first thing that comes to mind. The Swedes have been one step ahead, as far as safety is concerned, for decades now. But Volvo is more than that. Although it lags behind the German premium automakers like Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi in terms of sales, the Chinese-owned brand’s lineup is as luxurious as it gets.
With the U.S. having remained Volvo’s largest market in 2013, the automaker is bound to look toward improving its position in North America. Its first steps were the 2015 V60 station wagon and the introduction of the new Drive-E engine family, but now the Swedes have announced that the S80 sedan and XC60 crossover will receive an even more luxurious package for the 2015 model year.
Dubbed Inscription, the new range-topping trim level take the aforementioned vehicles up a notch by wrapping the interior in Sovereign Hide soft leather upholstery and adding a few more premium features inside and out. The exterior options, for instance, will include three extra body colors (White Pearl, Electric Silver and Ember Black) and 19-inch wheels for the S80 and 20-inch rollers for the XC60, both with a ten-spoke design.
Click past the jump to read more about the Volvo XC60 & S80 Inscription Package.
Volvo is one of those automakers that rarely makes a splash in the auto scene. Unless it comes out with a concept - a feat in itself - it’s usually content with just sitting out of the spotlight and producing cars that are known for their fuel efficiency and safety.
That being said, we still have to give due attention to the automaker, especially when it decided to roll out a bevy of new models for nearly its entire product line.
One of these models is the new S80, the Swedish automaker’s luxury sedan. Previous versions didn’t really inspire a whole lot of interest from the market, but that doesn’t mean that the new S80 doesn’t come with some interesting new features about it that could make it a safe choice for a luxury model.
We certainly see some merits on the new S80. Sure, there are some things we don’t like about it too, but with a brand like Volvo, the case is always the customer taking what he can get.
Updated 08/02/2013: Volvo announced today that the 2014 S80 luxury sedan starts at $39,900. Click past the jump to see all of the pricing details.
Find out more about the 2013 Volvo S80 after the jump
Volvo seems to be trimming the fat in regards to their product lineup. A leaked Volvo product update shows the elimination of some models while others receive modifications that Volvo hopes will fill the void. The first model to go was the S80 V8 whose orders have already ceased. The S80 V6 will be supercharged to 300hp and 325lb-ft of torque to make up for the disappearing act of the V8.
In addition, Volvo will be dropping the 168hp and 170lb-ft 2.4i engine that was offered in the S40 and V50 and only offering the models in the higher powered T5 engine with a 227hp and 236 lb-ft engine. The models will still maintain the combined fuel economy rating of 24mpg. The T5 will also only be available in FWD with an automatic transmission powertrain.
The biggest change happening at Volvo is the elimination of the V70.
The launch of the 2011 models will bring an updated model of the XC70 who has outsold the V70 every year since 2000.
The XC70 will now include a FWD model eliminating the key reason consumers chose the V70 over the XC70.
Final production for the eliminated models will be on May 14, 2010 with a projected sales rundown at the end of the 3rd quarter.
As we close yet another chapter in car history, we must wonder where the original, reliable wagons of yesteryear have gone. Volvo seemed to have the market cornered in the wagon department and, with a foul societal swoop, has decided to join the ranks of the high-powered SUVs. Is this a decision that will make the Volvo rise in status or break the spirit that once was? You decide.
Follow the jump to see the leaked Volvo product update.
Volvo has added today a new diesel version for the V70 and S80. The new DRIVe models have a fuel consumption of just 4.5 l/100 km and a CO2 emissions below 120 g/km.
The new models are equipped with a 1.6-liter diesel engine that deliver a total of 109 hp and maximum torque is 240 Nm mated to a manual gearbox.
Press release after the jump.
Volvo will unveil at the Geneva Motor Show the refreshed S80. Sales will begin in spring 2009.
The S80 will be powered by an entirely new twin-turbo five-cylinder 2.4-litre turbodiesel. The new D5 engine offers 205 hp, 420 Nm of torque over a very wide range of engine revs. Fuel consumption (EU combined) is only 6.2 l/100 km (164g/km) - a record-low figure for a car of this size and performance level. This state-of-the-art engine delivers all the fun without the headache.
The refreshed S80 is also available with an upgraded Euro 4-compliant 2.4-litre diesel engine with 175 hp, 420 Nm of torque, fuel consumption (EU Combined) at 5.8 l/100 km and CO2 emissions of 154 g/km (preliminary figures).
Press release after the jump.
Volvo presented in China the S80L, the long wheelbase version of the popular S80 sedan. The S80L has been specially designed and will be locally produced in China.
The S80L is specially designed for Chinese consumers, with larger and more comfortable rear seat space. In addition, the S80L boasts top-level features and equipment. Volvo’s world-leading innovative technology, guarantees premium appointments, a comfortable driving experience and unsurpassed safety. The S80L targets successful mature achievers who have a strong sense of responsibility for their families and the society.
The S80L shares all the features and qualities of the S80 sedan and it exceeds its sibling by being 14 cm longer and all this extra length appears in the rear seat creating an outstanding comfort for the passengers. The popularity of the S80 sedan has set a solid foundation for the introduction of the S80L in China. Volvo believe S80L’s world leading safety technology, premium quality, and luxurious design will give it powerful market competitiveness and win the S80L a significant share of the luxury car segment in China.
Press release after the jump.
The Volvo V70 andS80 are now also available with a five-cylinder, 2.5-litre turbocharged Flexifuel engine with a power output of 200 hp and 300 Nm of torque.
Fuel consumption (EU combined) for the new 2.5-litre Flexifuel version is 9.2 l/100 km (V70 and S80) with the manual gearbox and 10.2 l/100 km (V70) and 10.1 l/100 km (S80) with the automatic gearbox.
The Flexifuel cars can run on E85 bioethanol or 95-octane unleaded petrol - or any mix of these two fuels. Due to its lower energy content, fuel consumption when running on E85 is 30-40 percent higher than when running on petrol. The exact difference depends on variables such as driving style, exterior temperature and variations in the fuel specification.
The Flexifuel variants of the Volvo S40, V50 and C30 have a four-cylinder 1.8-litre naturally aspirated engine, the 1.8F, which produces 125 hp (92 kW) and 165 Nm of torque.
All engines and other relevant components have been adapted for driving on E85 through a number of modifications.
Volvo’s most exclusive cars guarantee discreet Scandinavian luxury designed to appeal to all one’s senses. For model year 2009 the aura is reinforced still further through a unique combination of massage and ventilation functions in the front seats along with a range of enhanced materials and trim details.
The engine alternatives in the Volvo S80 and XC90 Executive encompass a wide range of powerful and energy-efficient power-plants that provide a high-class driving experience. There is a powerful V8 engine, the swift T6 turbo and Volvo’s high-efficiency in-line six-cylinder petrol engine with a displacement of 3.2 litres. There is also the very latest generation of D5 diesel engines offering a superb alternative for customers looking for diesel power under the bonnet.
What is more, model year 2009 of the Volvo S80 Executive is now also available with Volvo’s new 2.5-litre turbocharged Flexifuel engine that can run on either bioethanol or petrol or any combination of the two. All the engines are extremely compact and are installed transversely for optimum safety and maximum passenger space. All the engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission engineered to handle the massive power available in these cars. The Volvo S80 Executive is also available with Volvo’s AWD (All-Wheel Drive) featuring Instant Traction for extra comfort, driving pleasure and safety. The Volvo XC90 Executive features four-wheel drive as standard.
Volvo’s Scandinavian heritage and industry-leading test framework create the foundations for the world’s safest winter properties. Customers should be able to rely on Volvo everywhere. Irrespective of climate and road conditions. That is why Volvo’s cars are tested under the most extreme conditions found on this planet. In Arizona’s blisteringly hot desert and in the biting cold of the Arctic north.
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.
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. (...)
The 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 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 (...)
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 14th edition of "L’Automobile più Bella del Mondo" competition took place at the Arena Civica in Milan, Italy, on 27th October. And the winners were: City cars and compact cars Mini Cooper Mid-size hatchback cars Volvo C30 Mid-size sedans Volvo S80 Limousine Bentley Continental GTC Coupe (...)
The new 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 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).
All New Volvo S80 3.2 I6 priced from $38,705 All New Volvo S80 V8 priced from $47,350
"The all new Volvo S80 is very aggressively priced in its segment while offering the latest in terms of safety, technology, design and performance," says Anne Bélec, president and CEO, Volvo Cars of North America. "This all new car represents Volvo’s on-going commitment to offering outstanding value in the premium segment." The all new S80, Volvo’s flagship sedan, enters the very (...)
The all new S80is Volvo’s leading-edge product in terms of safety. The model incorporates the latest technology both as regards safe driving and personal security. “Safety is not just a matter of avoiding accidents, explains Silvia Güllsdorf, business project manager for the all new Volvo S80. ”In an increasingly insecure world, safety also extends to control over our immediate environment, both at home and in the car.” The all new Volvo S80 comes with a unique optional feature in the form of (...)
The all new Volvo S80, which was introduced in late January, will also be launched during the year as a prestigious Executive model. Unique details and a very rich content are indications of the ambition of Volvo Cars to reinforce its position in the prestige segment.
The all new Volvo S80 is the flagship of the Volvo sedan line, a completely new luxury car with elegant styling, two highly sophisticated new engine choices, a long list of breakthrough safety technologies and a premium driving experience — all packaged in an aura of ’Scandinavian luxury.’
Volvo Car Corporation anticipates sales of about 50,000 new S80 cars annually. North America will be the largest market.
With its clean, elegant lines and dynamic profile, the second generation Volvo S80 (...)
Last year Volvo updated and upgraded its flagship S80 with more than 700 changes, improving the ride, handling and cabin quietness and generally raising the level of refinement. So overall the 2005 version reflects mostly only adjustments to the options, however there are big changes to the actual model lineup and major component availability.