Volvo S80 (2006 – 2016) Review
Volvo S80 (2006 – 2016) At A Glance
Very comfortable seats and excellent ride quality. Feels like a solid and well made car.
Lags behind the competition when it comes to handling. Smaller engines lack refinement. Serious issue of carbon build-up in pre-AdBlue EU6 D4 VEA engines that have not been run on high Cetane superdiesel.
The front-wheel drive revolution at Volvo continued with the arrival of the S80 executive saloon, which consigned the rear-drive 900 Series models to the history books. In one sweep, Volvo also put itself firmly into the mainstream of the executive class too.
While the S80 does not worry the BMW 5 Series for dynamic ability, the Volvo does not pretend to be the last word in handling finesse. What it does deliver in large Scandinavian portions is comfort and space. If you’re considering an Audi A6 or Mercedes E-Class, think about the S80 before signing on the dotted line.
The S80 shares much of its chassis and mechanical parts with the V70 and XC90, so reliability is good and there are a fair spread of engines and transmission options. Most UK buyers will plump for the turbodiesel models, which are offered in 2.5 D 140PS and 163PS D5 forms, with a 185PS version of the D5 arriving in mid-2005 that also enjoyed a boost in mid-rev shove to 400Nm.
Most S80 models will be fitted with a five-speed Geartronic automatic gearbox, reflecting the predilections of buyers in this class and the type of car the S80 is. It’s a cruiser rather than a sports saloon, though there is the option of a 272PS T6 model with 2.9-litre six-cylinder turbo petrol engine.
Other petrol motors include a non-turbo 2.9-litre with 196PS and Volvo’s usual five-cylinder range of 2.4-litre petrols with 140PS, 170PS and turbocharged 200PS and 210PS units. Rounding off the engine line-up is a 2.0-litre turbo five-cylinder engine with 180PS that joined the range in early 2003.
Performance varies from sedate to rapid depending on the engine you choose, but all S80’s have a very spacious, cosseting cabin. Rear seat passengers are treated to generous legroom, while the driver has Volvo’s typically thoughtful and logical dash layout to peruse.
All models are underpinned by a long list of standard safety equipment. This includes twin front, side and curtain airbags, as well as anti-lock brakes, ESP traction control and anti-whiplash headrests.
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On the inside of an Volvo S80 (2006 – 2016)
- Boot space is 422–480 litres
If the Volvo S80’s driving dynamics trail behind those of its German rivals, the interior of the Swede is where it gets right back on terms. For sheer size and space, only the Mercedes E-Class is comparable to the Volvo thanks to the amount of room given over to occupants’ heads, legs and shoulders. This is true whether you are sat in the front or back of the S80.
Take a pew in the back of the Volvo and you find the broad bench offers excellent comfort and good support. There is more than enough room back here for three adults to fit without feeling scrunched up and Volvo provides a trio of three-point seat belts too.
The view out is also good for those in the rear thanks to large door windows and a shoulder line that runs flat along the car’s flanks rather than sweeping up.
Those lines carry on along the edges of the boot, which has a 460-litre capacity to be among the best in this sector. Access to the boot is good as the lid lifts up high to leave a wide opening.
Moving to the front and the driver’s environment, the seat itself is another area where Volvo surpasses the competition. While it may not have the overtly sporty shape and appearance of some rivals’, there is no doubt the S80’s driver will arrive at the end of a very long journey feeling comfortable and ache-free thanks to a seat that supports in all the right places. It’s also safe too thanks to anti-whiplash headrests.
As the S80 is a Volvo, it comes with plenty more safety kit besides anti-whiplash headrests. There are front, side and curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes and ESP, as well as Volvo’s passenger cell construction that has been designed and proven to lessen the effects of an impact on its occupants.
Sticking with the sensible theme, the S80’s dash is a lesson in how to group controls logically. All of the stereo, ventilation and minor switchgear are positioned in a way that makes them intuitive to use. There are more buttons on the Volvo’s dash than some rivals’, but they perform their functions without drama or distraction.
It’s the same story with the main instruments directly in front of the driver. An optional satellite navigation screen pops out of the dash top, though the screen is not the easiest to see and the quality of the mapping is dated.
The steering wheel adjusts for height and reach and Volvo has fitted some remote controls on to the wheel for the stereo, cruise control and hands-free phone where fitted. There is also a control to scroll through the onboard computer on the left-hand column stalk.
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Driving Volvo S80 (2006 – 2016)
The executive sector establishment is made up of Audi, BMW and Mercedes, so it is this triumvirate that Volvo has to muscle in on with the S80. While the BMW 5 Series majors on handling prowess and the Mercedes on its more stately progress, it’s the Audi A6 that is the most direct rival to the Volvo S80.
This is why the S80 has been blessed with build quality even the Swedish firm says is its best work yet. However, that kind of deliberate and considered construction comes with a weight penalty that means the S80 tips the scales at around 1550kg, depending on the model you choose.
With that amount of weight to carry, it’s little wonder the S80 enjoys performance that is best described as adequate when fitted with its more modestly powerful engines. The least potent is the 140PS non-turbo petrol which feels slovenly even when coupled to the standard five-speed manual. It covers 0-62mph in 10.2 seconds, but if you opt for the auto that sprint time recedes to 11.0 seconds.
There is a significant improvement with the 170PS version of this non-turbo 2.4-litre motor. It enjoys brisker acceleration and noticeably better mid-rev urge for overtaking and it generally makes cruising in the S80 a much more relaxed affair.
This is especially so when the automatic gearbox is fitted as the driver does not have to press so hard on the throttle pedal as to induce the gearbox to kick down a gear or two when all you want is a little more speed, such as when joining the motorway from a slip road.
Head for the turbocharged 2.4-litre engines, or the later 2.5 motors that arrived in 2003, and you will find the S80’s performance is easily alongside that of its contemporaries with similar power outputs. Even so, the Volvo engines may be turbocharged but their raison d’etre remains calm and unflustered cruising, which they deliver as well as any Audi A6.
For those who want more speed, the T6 models with a turbocharged 2.9-litre six-cylinder engine are the ones to go for. With 272PS on tap, they have a top speed of 155mph and cover 0-62mph in 7.0 seconds, though they also have a penchant for unleaded that results in a combined average economy of 25.0mpg.
The best bet for economy, and for all-round driving duties in the S80, are the diesel engines. Avoid the 140PS 2.5 D if you can and head for the D5 in 163PS or later 185PS forms. It’s a much smoother engine than the earlier 2.5 D and also much more punchy thanks to more low-down urge. Mated to five- or six-speed manuals or a five-speed automatic, the D5 engines will work tirelessly for mile after mile and deliver good economy for a car of this size and type.
What the S80 won’t deliver is much in the way of driver excitement. It deals with most bump-strewn roads with ease and only more sudden ridges catch it out, but the handling is merely adequate. In corners, the Volvo’s body leans markedly at the merest suggestion of it being hustled with vigour.
This feeling is accentuated for the driver by steering that is geared more towards all-day cruising than switchback country lanes. On the plus side, noise is ably excluded from the S80’s cabin and it does make light work of long journeys.
|1.6 DRIVe||63 mpg||11.5 s||119 g/km|
|1.6D DRIVe||58–63 mpg||12.4 s||119–129 g/km|
|1.6D DRIVe Start/Stop||63–69 mpg||11.5–12.8 s||109–119 g/km|
|2.0||34 mpg||11.6 s||199 g/km|
|2.0 D||50 mpg||11.0 s||151 g/km|
|2.0 FlexiFuel||34 mpg||11.6 s||199 g/km|
|2.4 D||44–48 mpg||8.9–9.5 s||155–169 g/km|
|2.5 T||29–33 mpg||7.3–7.7 s||206–229 g/km|
|2.5 T FlexiFuel||31–33 mpg||7.3–7.7 s||206–219 g/km|
|D2 Powershift||69–69 mpg||12.8 s||109 g/km|
|D3||53–66 mpg||9.7–10.4 s||114–139 g/km|
|D3 Geartronic||48–58 mpg||9.7–10.4 s||129–154 g/km|
|D4||69 mpg||8.4 s||104 g/km|
|D4 Geartronic||63 mpg||8.4 s||113–117 g/km|
|D5||44–61 mpg||7.6–8.5 s||120–169 g/km|
|D5 AWD||41 mpg||8.9 s||182 g/km|
|D5 Geartronic||45–46 mpg||7.8–8.5 s||159–166 g/km|
|T4||41–43 mpg||8.5 s||152–159 g/km|
|T4 PowerShift||34–38 mpg||7.7–9.2 s||172–193 g/km|
|T5||36 mpg||7.5 s||184 g/km|
|T5 PowerShift||34 mpg||7.7 s||193 g/km|
|T6 AWD||29 mpg||6.7 s||231 g/km|
|V8 AWD||23 mpg||6.5 s||284 g/km|
Volvo S80 (2006 – 2016) Models and Specs
|Kerb Weight||1540–1857 kg|
|Boot Space||422–480 L|
|Alternative||Space-saving spare wheel|
|Road Tax Bands||B–M|
|Official MPG||23.3–68.9 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Safety Ratings|
On sale until July 2019
On sale until April 2015
|D2 SE Lux 115 Start/Stop Powershift Auto 4dr||£32,220||68.9 mpg||12.8 s|
|D2 SE Nav 115 Start/Stop Powershift Auto 4dr||£30,720||68.9 mpg||12.8 s|
|D5 SE Lux 215 Start/Stop Geartronic Auto 4dr||£36,835||46.3 mpg||7.8 s|
On sale until April 2014
|D3 SE Lux Start/Stop 4dr||£32,220||65.7 mpg||10.4 s|
|D3 SE Lux Start/Stop Geartronic 4dr Auto||£33,705||57.6 mpg||10.4 s|
|D3 SE Start/Stop 4dr||£30,720||65.7 mpg||10.4 s|
|D3 SE Start/Stop Geartronic 4dr Auto||£32,205||57.6 mpg||10.4 s|
|D4 Executive Start/Stop Geartronic 4dr Auto||£37,770||62.8 mpg||8.4 s|
|D5 Executive Geartronic 4dr Auto||£39,030||46.3 mpg||7.8 s|
|D5 SE Lux Start/Stop 4dr||£34,870||61.4 mpg||7.6 s|
On sale until April 2013
|D5 SE Start/Stop 4dr||£31,920||61.4 mpg||7.6 s|
|D5 SE Start/Stop Geartronic 4dr Auto||£33,405||46.3 mpg||7.8 s|
|T6 AWD Executive Geartronic 4dr Auto||£43,035||28.5 mpg||6.7 s|
|T6 AWD SE Lux Geartronic 4dr Auto||£41,135||28.5 mpg||6.7 s|
On sale until April 2012
|D3 Executive Geartronic 4dr Auto||£34,985||50.4 mpg||9.7 s|
|D3 SE Lux Start/Stop 4dr||£31,485||57.7 mpg||9.7 s|
|D3 SE Lux Start/Stop Geartronic 4dr Auto||£32,970||50.4 mpg||9.7 s|
|DRIVe ES Start/Stop 4dr||£25,495||62.8 mpg||11.5 s|
|DRIVe SE Lux Start/Stop 4dr||£29,595||62.8 mpg||11.5 s|
|T4 SE Start/Stop 4dr||£29,405||42.8 mpg||8.5 s|
|T4 SE Start/Stop Powershift 4dr Auto||£30,890||38.2 mpg||9.2 s|
|T5 Executive Powershift 4dr Auto||£36,950||34.0 mpg||7.7 s|
|T5 SE Lux 4dr||£33,485||35.8 mpg||7.5 s|
|T5 SE Lux Powershift 4dr Auto||£34,970||34.0 mpg||7.7 s|
On sale until June 2011
|D3 ES 4dr||£26,740||53.3 mpg||9.7 s|
|D3 ES Geartronic 4dr Auto||£28,225||47.9 mpg||9.7 s|
|D5 ES 4dr||£28,790||53.3 mpg||8.0 s|
|D5 ES Geartronic 4dr Auto||£30,275||44.8 mpg||8.5 s|
|T4 ES 4dr||£26,785||40.9 mpg||8.5 s|
|T4 ES Powershift 4dr Auto||£28,270||37.7 mpg||9.2 s|
|T4 SE Lux 4dr||£30,835||40.9 mpg||8.5 s|
|T4 SE Lux Powershift 4dr Auto||£32,320||37.7 mpg||9.2 s|
|T5 SE 4dr||£30,330||35.8 mpg||7.5 s|
|T5 SE Powershift 4dr Auto||£31,815||34.0 mpg||7.7 s|
On sale until July 2010
|2.5T ES||£27,380||32.8 mpg||7.3 s|
|2.5T ES Auto||£27,380||29.4 mpg||7.5 s|
|2.5T SE||£29,180||32.8 mpg||7.3 s|
|2.5T SE Auto||£29,180||29.4 mpg||7.5 s|
|2.5T SE Lux||£31,330||32.8 mpg||7.3 s|
|2.5T SE Lux Auto||£31,330||29.4 mpg||7.5 s|
|D3 (163ps) Executive Geartronic Auto||£33,310||47.9 mpg||9.7 s|
|DRIVe (109ps) ES||£24,535||62.8 mpg||12.4 s|
|DRIVe (109ps) SE||£26,335||62.8 mpg||12.4 s|
|DRIVe (109ps) SE Lux||£28,485||62.8 mpg||12.4 s|
|V8 AWD Executive Geartronic Auto||£39,630||23.3 mpg||6.5 s|
|V8 AWD SE Lux Geartronic Auto||£37,830||23.3 mpg||6.5 s|
On sale until January 2010
|1.6D DRIVe SE||£23,245||57.7 mpg||12.4 s|
|1.6D DRIVe SE Premium||£25,495||57.7 mpg||12.4 s|
|2.0D SE||£24,995||49.6 mpg||11.0 s|
|2.0D SE Lux||£27,695||49.6 mpg||11.0 s|
|2.0D SE Lux Premium||£29,045||49.6 mpg||11.0 s|
|2.0D SE Premium||£27,245||49.6 mpg||11.0 s|
|2.4D Executive Auto||£33,765||-||-|
|2.4D SE||£26,995||47.9 mpg||8.9 s|
|2.4D SE Auto||£26,995||-||-|
|2.4D SE Lux||£29,695||47.9 mpg||8.9 s|
|2.4D SE Lux Auto||£29,695||-||-|
|2.4D SE Lux Premium||£31,045||47.9 mpg||8.9 s|
|2.4D SE Lux Premium Auto||£31,045||-||-|
|2.4D SE Premium||£29,245||47.9 mpg||8.9 s|
|2.4D SE Premium Auto||£29,245||-||-|
|2.5T SE Lux Premium||£31,795||32.8 mpg||7.3 s|
|2.5T SE Lux Premium Auto||£31,795||-||-|
|2.5T SE Premium||£29,995||32.8 mpg||7.3 s|
|2.5T SE Premium Auto||£29,995||-||-|
|D5 SE Lux Premium||£33,045||45.6 mpg||8.0 s|
|D5 SE Lux Premium Auto||£33,045||-||-|
|D5 SE Premium||£31,245||45.6 mpg||8.0 s|
|D5 SE Premium Auto||£31,245||-||-|
|V8 AWD SE Lux Premium Auto||£38,245||-||-|
On sale until August 2009
|2.0 FlexiFuel SE||£23,300||34.0 mpg||11.6 s|
|2.0 FlexiFuel SE Premium||£25,300||34.0 mpg||11.6 s|
|2.5T FlexiFuel SE Lux||£29,295||32.8 mpg||7.3 s|
|2.5T FlexiFuel SE Lux Auto||£29,295||-||-|
|2.5T FlexiFuel SE Lux Premium||£30,545||32.8 mpg||7.3 s|
|2.5T FlexiFuel SE Lux Premium Auto||£30,545||-||-|
On sale until January 2009
|2.0 SE||£22,245||34.0 mpg||11.6 s|
|2.0 SE Premium||£24,245||34.0 mpg||11.6 s|
|2.0D SE Sport||£26,145||49.6 mpg||11.0 s|
|2.0D SE Sport Premium||£27,395||49.6 mpg||11.0 s|
|2.4D SE||£24,770||44.1 mpg||9.5 s|
|2.4D SE Auto||£24,770||-||-|
|2.4D SE Lux||£27,770||44.1 mpg||9.5 s|
|2.4D SE Lux Auto||£27,770||-||-|
|2.4D SE Lux Premium||£29,020||44.1 mpg||9.5 s|
|2.4D SE Lux Premium Auto||£29,020||-||-|
|2.4D SE Premium||£26,770||44.1 mpg||9.5 s|
|2.4D SE Premium Auto||£26,770||-||-|
|2.4D SE Sport||£27,670||44.1 mpg||9.5 s|
|2.4D SE Sport Auto||£27,670||-||-|
|2.4D SE Sport Premium||£28,920||44.1 mpg||9.5 s|
|2.4D SE Sport Premium Auto||£28,920||-||-|
|2.5T FlexiFuel SE Lux||£27,345||30.7 mpg||7.7 s|
|2.5T FlexiFuel SE Lux Auto||£27,345||-||-|
|2.5T FlexiFuel SE Lux Premium||£28,595||30.7 mpg||7.7 s|
|2.5T FlexiFuel SE Lux Premium Auto||£28,595||-||-|
|2.5T SE||£24,045||30.4 mpg||7.7 s|
|2.5T SE Auto||£24,045||-||-|
|2.5T SE Lux||£27,045||30.4 mpg||7.7 s|
|2.5T SE Lux Auto||£27,045||-||-|
|2.5T SE Lux Premium||£28,295||30.4 mpg||7.7 s|
|2.5T SE Lux Premium Auto||£28,295||-||-|
|2.5T SE Premium||£26,045||30.4 mpg||7.7 s|
|2.5T SE Premium Auto||£26,045||-||-|
|2.5T SE Sport||£26,945||30.4 mpg||7.7 s|
|2.5T SE Sport Auto||£26,945||-||-|
|2.5T SE Sport Premium||£28,195||30.4 mpg||7.7 s|
|2.5T SE Sport Premium Auto||£28,195||-||-|
|D5 Executive Auto||£37,995||-||-|
|D5 SE||£25,770||44.1 mpg||8.5 s|
|D5 SE Auto||£25,770||-||-|
|D5 SE Lux||£28,770||44.1 mpg||8.5 s|
|D5 SE Lux Auto||£28,770||-||-|
|D5 SE Lux Premium||£30,020||44.1 mpg||8.5 s|
|D5 SE Lux Premium Auto||£30,020||-||-|
|D5 SE Premium||£27,770||44.1 mpg||8.5 s|
|D5 SE Premium Auto||£27,770||-||-|
|D5 SE Sport||£28,670||44.1 mpg||8.5 s|
|D5 SE Sport Auto||£28,670||-||-|
|D5 SE Sport Premium||£29,920||44.1 mpg||8.5 s|
|D5 SE Sport Premium Auto||£29,920||-||-|
|V8 AWD SE Sport Auto||£39,135||-||-|
|V8 AWD SE Sport Premium Auto||£40,385||-||-|
On sale until December 2008
|2.0 FlexiFuel SE Sport||£26,133||34.0 mpg||11.6 s|
|2.0 SE Lux||£25,790||34.0 mpg||11.6 s|
|2.0 SE Sport||£25,839||34.0 mpg||11.6 s|
|2.5T FlexiFuel SE||£25,056||30.7 mpg||7.7 s|
|2.5T FlexiFuel SE Auto||£25,056||-||-|
|3.2 Executive Auto||£39,486||-||-|
|3.2 SE Auto||£28,867||-||-|
|3.2 SE Lux Auto||£31,657||-||-|
|3.2 SE Sport Auto||£31,706||-||-|
|V8 AWD SE Auto||£36,697||-||-|
On sale until May 2007
|3.2 AWD Executive Auto||£41,100||-||-|
|3.2 AWD SE Auto||£30,235||-||-|
|3.2 AWD SE Lux Auto||£32,985||-||-|
|3.2 AWD SE Sport Auto||£33,085||-||-|
|D5 AWD Executive Auto||£39,650||-||-|
|D5 AWD SE||£27,630||40.9 mpg||8.9 s|
|D5 AWD SE Auto||£27,630||-||-|
|D5 AWD SE Lux||£30,380||40.9 mpg||8.9 s|
|D5 AWD SE Lux Auto||£30,380||-||-|
|D5 AWD SE Sport||£30,480||40.9 mpg||8.9 s|
|D5 AWD SE Sport Auto||£30,480||-||-|
On sale until June 2006
|2.4D S||£24,400||44.8 mpg||9.5 s|
|2.4D S Auto||£24,400||-||-|
|2.5T S||£24,375||30.7 mpg||7.7 s|
|2.5T S Auto||£24,375||-||-|
- Professional Driver Car of the Year 2012.
- Solid build combines with generous interior space to make the Volvo S80 a reliable, sturdy executive saloon.
- Lots of standard safety equipment lifts the Volvo’s crash protection above that of most rivals’.
- The D5 turbodiesel engines put in a good performance for pace and economy and are well suited to the five-speed automatic gearbox.
- P owershift dual clutch automatic transmission requires fresh fluid every 3 years at a cost of £250.
- The T6 engine is very thirsty and not especially brisk compared to rivals, while the base 140PS petrol is just plain sluggish.
- Next to its key rivals, the Volvo’s ride quality is at best adequate and on some surfaces too choppy for comfort.
- Don’t look to the S80 for an involving drive or pin sharp handling as this is a car made for cruising, not carousing.
What to watch out for
D5 timing belts, tensioners, pulleys and waterpumps all best changed at 60,000 miles or 4 years whichever comes first. Tensioners prone to failure and may not last the scheduled 96,000 miles or 8 years.
Two problems with the 205PS twin turbo D5: Failure of the electronic oil level indicator. This gives a message that a service is required and in the absence of any reference to this new system in the handbook it is not possible to know with certainty how to read the oil level indicator. Low speed turbo can become noisy.
2010 TSB related to rising sump oil levels in D5 Diesel engines with a DPF which is caused by excess fuel entering the engine sump via cylinders during DPF regeneration cycles. The solution is to reprogram the engine management software to reduce the volume of fuel used during the regeneration cycle and drain the excess oil back to midway between the min/max levels on the dip stick, then keep an eye on it. Really, any engine that has had its lube oil contaminated by diesel needs a lube oil change.
25-10-2011: Timing belt tensioner of 2.5 litre Volvo engine can fail in as little as 50,000 miles, flinging off the belt and wrecking the engine, then landing the owner with a £6,000 bill.
6-1-2012: 'Clunks' reported from the drivetrain of DRIVEe 1.6 D2s, probably from the dual mass flywheel coping with the high gear ratios. Better not to run too low revs in any gear.
4-3-2011: Volvo says, "Regarding the D2 diesel engine, the software has been improved so that particlefilter regeneration is facilitated. As for all modern diesel engines with particlefilter, it is still recommended to do some driving at a bit higher loads once in awhile, to ensure cleaning of the particle filter. However, our experience is thatthe D2 in V50 is really easy to regerarate, so it should work fine also for mostlycity-driving. There is one second point concerning the D2: starting from late 2010 in V50, we do ahardware change from an additive particle filter to a catalyzed one. The additive filter type needed to be replaced or cleaned after 120,000 km, which is a costly repair. The new catalyzed solution does not require this, which is an advantage ifthe customer intends to keep the car for longer time."
24-1-2018: Report of problems with late-registered 2016 Volvo S80 D4. After 7000 miles and days after its annual service the engine warning light came on in orange. Volvo garage told owner that the return exhaust gases have caused the problem and would fix it under the guarantee.This would normally cost £700 plus VAT. Mindful of frequent warnings about short trips in Diesels, I wondered whether or not the Particulate filter was clogged. I was told that my driving was not at fault (I did not want a repeat in the future).The dealer said that Volvo was aware of the problem and would be introducing some new software later t is year that would be fitted under the guarantee.
11-3-2018: Report of Emissions Warning light on, stating ‘Check’ in 2015 Volvo S80 181 Diesel at 30,000 miles. Owner drives 10,000 miles a year with a mixture of short and long journeys. Took it up the A3 for a 20 mile trip mostly at 3 to 4 thousand revs but the warning light has remained on. Too much soot in the diesel particulate filter. Probably needs a ‘forced regeneration’ by the dealer. After this, keep revs up to 2,000 for the first 10 miles when driving about, even if that means locking the auto in 3rd. And, of course, run it on Superdiesel. Ordinary diesel is unsuitable for the engine's sophisticated injectors.
21-3-2019: Report that 56k mile 2013 Volvo S80 1.6 D2 115 Powershift Auto Start/Stop se3ems to be actively regenerating a lot. Powershift selector only has park, reverse, neutral and drive with a left hand movement to engage Sport mode, so cannot be locked in a lower gear, though Sport will hold lower gears for longer. Despite it having had the fluid changed at three years, (45k), the wet clurch Powershift failed at 49k and was replaced in its entirety because as well as the normal clutch pack trouble, it developed a very noisy bearing. Thankfully covered by extended warranty.
24-4-2019: Report of engine of 2016 Volvo S80 D4 181HP hesitating on initial acceleration when run on ordinary diesel. These engines have extremely sophisticated injectors and must be run on Super diesel.
9-9-2009: 26,000 2008-2010 S80, V70, XC60, XC70 and S80L (sold only in China) T6 6-cylinder turbocharged models recalled worldwide due to faulty software that causes engine problems. Electronic module under certain circumstances does not work as it should. All customers to get a letter informing them to go to a dealer and have the software updated. Of the 26,000, 12,000 are in the United States where the engine is very common. There are very few in Europe.
22/04/2009R/2009/046VOLVO CARS80, V70 & XC70wipers may not operate correctly000198001008 22
08/05/2009R/2009/052VOLVO CARS80, V70, C30, C70, S40 & V50brakes may not perform adequately092114105272 23
17/06/2009R/2009/063VOLVO CARS80, V70. XC70 and XC60engine cooling fan may fail038190092273 24
14/07/2009R/2009/070VOLVO CARS80 & V70loss of fuel pressure resulting in engine stalling without warning. 25
02/09/2009R/2009/088VOLVO CARV70,XC70,S80 & XC60engine may stall000395127906 26
21/12/2009R/2009/155VOLVO CARC30,C70, S40, V50 & V70gearbox may not engage or shift gears as intended137302141362 27
01/04/2010R/2010/033VOLVO CARS80, V70 & XC70auxiliary drive belt may detach000312055705 28
12/05/2010R/2010/051VOLVO CARC30,S40,V50,C70,XC60,V70, XC70 & S80engine speed may not decrease000399111999
2010 TSB related to rising sump oil levels in D5 Diesel engines with a DPF which is caused by excess fuel entering the engine sump via cylinders during DPF regeneration cycles. The solution is to reprogram the engine management software to reduce the volume of fuel used during the regeneration cycle and drain the excess oil back to midway between the min/max levels on the dip stick, then keep an eye on it. Really, any engine that has had its lube oil contaminated by diesel needs a lube oil change.
October 2010: American recall over problem with side airbags of 2010 S60, S80, XC60 and XC70.
12/05/2010 R/2010/051 VOLVO CAR C30, S40, V50, C70, XC60, V70, XC70 & S80. Engine speed may not decrease. VIN 180043 to 569282
11/06/2010 R/2010/071 VOLVO CAR XC70, V70, S80, XC90, C30, S40, V50, C70, XC60. Gearbox may jam. VIN 543653 to 579597
21/09/2010 R/2010/144 VOLVO CAR C30, S40 and V50. Engine may overheat. VIN 590038 to 592370
29-11-2010: American recall of 2011 Volvo S60, S80, XC60, and XC70. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the problem is that "the software calibration for the fuel cut-off functionality in the engine control module (ECM) is too sensitive". As a result, the engines of affected vehicles could stall unnecessarily and suddenly, seriously increasing the risk of a crash.
03/12/2010 R/2010/224 VOLVO CAR C30, S40, V50, S60, V60, XC60, V70, XC70 & S80. Fire may occur. VIN 610264 to 613753
22/12/2010 R/2010/233 VOLVO CAR S40, V50 S60, XC60 Passenger seat may not be fitted correctly. VIN 488548 to 609751
22-7-2019: Volvo recalled 70,000 S60, S80, S90 saloons, V40, V60, V70, V90 estates and XC60 and XC90 models sold in the UK from 2014 to 2018 fitted with 2.0 litre diesel engines. (See carbycar V60 good/bad 12-2-2006 and 13-7-2019). Apparently the recall affects 500,000 Volvos worldwide. In a statement explaining why the recall was announced, Volvo said internal investigations “have identified that in very rare cases, the plastic engine intake manifold may melt and deform" causing a risk of fire. It also said that in “the most extreme cases” there is the possibility “that a localised engine bay fire may occur", though there have been no reports of injuties. Volvo will contact affected customers who will be asked to visit their local dealership for immediate work to fix the problem. Volvo has stated that the company will fix the faulty vehicles as quickly possible and that customers will not be charged for any costs related to the repair.
- March 2006: New S60 unveiled
- February 2007
- February 2009
- May 2009
- February 2010
- May 2010
- November 2010
- April 2011
- April 2011
- May 2011: S80 Executive model launched
- July 2011
- August 2011
- December 2011
- February 2013
- September 2013
- October 2013
- January 2014
New S60 unveiled
Second generation S80 shares look of concurrent S40/V50 at the front. 4,850mm x 1,860mm x 1,488mm. On sale UK from Summer 2006. Has Collision Warning and Brake Support with Active Cruise Control. World's first Personal Car Communicator (PCC). New Volvo 315bhp 440Nm V8 with AWD, 238PS 320Nm 3.2 belt cam six cylinder, 200PS 300Nm 2.4T petrol engines, plus latest 185PS 400Nm D5 and 163PS 340Nm 2.4D turbo diesel. Full five seater with plenty of head and legroom for centre rear passenger.
Optional key fob offering 'keyless drive' and incorporating Personal Car Communicator (PCC) which features intelligent technology to remotely check if the car is locked or not, alert you if the alarm has been activated, and a heartbeat sensor which warns if there is anyone in the car. Active Bi-Xenon headlights improve the driver’s visibility at night by turning the beam of the headlights in the direction the steering wheel is being turned.
3.2 transverse belt cam six engine was designed by Volvo and is built at the Ford group engine plant in Bridgend, Wales alongside six and eight-cylinder units for other PAG brands, such as Jaguar and Land Rover. Despite having six-cylinders in-line, it's designed to be more compact than Volvo’s five-cylinder engines thanks to the camshaft drive mechanism and ancillaries being relocated and integrated into the engine block itself.
Four-C system is an advanced self-adjusting chassis system that uses a number of sensors to continuously monitor the car's behaviour and can adjust the damper and chassis settings to suit the current driving situation in a fraction of a second. This helps to control the car at all speeds and reduces any tendency to squat, dip or roll under acceleration, hard braking or fast steering manoeuvres.
The new 4.4 litre chain cam Yamaha V8 engine in the new S80 comes with All Wheel Drive (AWD) with Instant Traction™ which distributes the power between the front and rear wheels at lightning speeds to ensure optimal roadholding at all times
S80 now from £24,995 for 2.5T and from £25,495 for 2.4D. 2.0-litre FlexiFuel bio-ethanol engine from January 2008. Called 2.0F produces 145PS and 185Nm of torque and offers combined fuel consumption of 34.9mpg in the S80.
Five-cylinder 2.5F turbocharged engine with 200bhp from 2008. FlexiFuel engines run on renewable E85 bio-ethanol fuel which emits up to 80% less fossil carbon dioxide emissions than petrol. If E85 is not available, the car can also be powered by petrol: both fuels can go into the same tank in any mixture thanks to the car's engine management system which monitors the blend and automatically modifies the injection and ignition timings to optimise performance.
Also from January 2008, four-cylinder 2-litre turbodiesel with 136PS and 320Nm of torque and uses second-generation common rail technology, provides rapid throttle response and is fitted with a maintenance-free regenerating Diesel Particulate Filter as standard. SE of this version surprisingly pleasant to drive. Very high gearing of 37.5mph / 1,000rpm in 6th, but engine is strong enough and car is far from sluggish.
Driver Alert Control (DAC) as well as a Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system launched at Frankfurt Motor Show September 2007. Available as an option priced at £500 on the all-new Volvo V70 and XC70 and the Volvo S80 at the end of 2007.
2.0 litre petrol and diesel to order from November 2007 for January 2008 delivery from £23,495 for the petrol and from £23,995 for the diesel. The 2-litre common rail diesel offers 136PS and 320Nm of torque and has a Diesel Particulate Filter to reduce CO2 emissions to 151g/km. 49.6mpg combined. The 2-litre petrol engine has 145PS and 190Nm of torque and returns 34.0mpg on the combined cycle. CO2 emissions are 199g/km.
The Volvo S80 SE Lux now benefits from heated washer nozzles and chronograph instrument dials as standard. New 17 inch Cassini alloy wheels are now available. The S80 also receives the upgraded RSE (Rear Seat Entertainment System) and Digital TV option and sees the introduction of the Driver Support Pack and Security Pack.
The 2.5T FlexiFuel engine is now available to order and is priced £300 above the 2.5T engine at £25,295 OTR. The environmentally-friendly unit produces a powerful 200PS and 300Nm of torque at 1500-4500rpm, reaching 0-60mph in 7.2 seconds. Price adjustments include a decrease of £220 for the Volvo S80 3.2 Executive which is now available for £39,985 OTR and the range starts at £23,495 OTR.
Power mirrors with an autofold function now standard1 across the Volvo model range. Mirrors can be set to fold in automatically when the car is locked, and fold out again when the car is unlocked. Communications Pack have also revised and now includes RTI Navigation System, Keyless Drive and Bluetooth® Handsfree System.2
Bluetooth handsfree system is also available as an individual option for a RRP of £200 on the Volvo C30, S40, V50 and C70. This handsfree system automatically recognises a Bluetooth compatible mobile phone as it enters the car and seamlessly takes over, allowing the driver to switch freely from the mobile phone to the handsfree system. By simply touching the blue button, the Bluetooth handsfree system will listen to commands and make calls.
A new Homelink option is available across the Volvo range for a RRP of £501 . With buttons integrated in the sun visor, Homelink allows the occupants to operate remote controlled home appliances, such as a garage door, home alarm and exterior lighting, without leaving the car.
There are new colour additions with Savile Grey being added to S80, C30, V50 and S40, while Caper Green Pearl will join the S80 and XC70 and Vanilla Pearl to the C70.
New 2.4 litre EU5 D5 for 2009. Sharing only the D5 badge and the five-cylinder configuration with the previous generation, the new engine is now Euro 5 compliant and is significantly more efficient than its predecessor. The new D5 engine will be available in the UK from mid-2009 and pricing and specifications will be announced nearer the time. Has sequential twin turbochargers, ceramic glow-plugs and piezoelectric fuel injectors. Offers fuel economy of 45.6mpg and CO2 emissions of only 164g/km. These low levels of fuel consumption, in combination with improved power output of 205hp and 420Nm of torque, mean the Volvo S80 with D5 engine is bidding for the best in class title. New 2.4D down to 154g/km so under £160g/km for company write down purposes.
Volvo S80 1.6D DRIVe 109 hp/240 Nm, 129 g/km, 57.6 mpg comb (these figures were later improved). Volvo V70 and S80 DRIVe models come equipped with the same powertrain – 1.6-litre diesel engine and manual gearbox – as the smaller C30, S40 and V50 but with specially tailored engine software and different ratios in third, fourth and fifth gears. The optimised powertrain is a major aid in helping Volvo's larger cars significantly cut their fuel consumption and CO2 emissions to 57.6 mpg and 129 g/km respectively.
Several other factors also contribute to the reduction in fuel consumption. The tyres that have been specially designed for low rolling resistance. The V70 and S80 DRIVe versions are also equipped with an electric power steering pump that delivers exactly the servo assistance the driver requires, in a precise and energy-efficient way. All DRIVe models feature this power steering system. The V70 also features a covered grille to aid aerodynamics and a lowered chassis (20 mm front, 15 mm rear).
Twin-turbo five-cylinder 2.4-litre D5 turbodiesel offers 205 horsepower, 420Nm of torque over a very wide range of engine revs. Fuel consumption (EU combined) is 45.6mpg and 164g/km CO2 emissions (preliminary figures) – a particularly low figure for a car of this size and performance level.
Upgraded Euro 4-compliant 2.4-litre diesel engine will also be available with 175 horsepower, 420Nm of torque, fuel consumption (EU Combined) at 48.7mpg and CO2 emissions of 154g/km
2010 Model Year announced. The Volvo S80 has benefitted from a full re-fresh this model year, both externally and internally.
The driving dynamics and ride of the new Volvo S80 have also been updated and improved by the introduction of two new chassis - the Lowered Dynamic Chassis and the Comfort Chassis. The Lowered Dynamic Chassis has been developed to offer drivers enhanced sporting driving characteristics and more responsive handling, while the Comfort Chassis offers a compliant and un-interrupted smooth ride. The introduction of these new chassis' gives customers the opportunity to tailor their S80 to suit their driving style - for inspired, enthusiastic driving or relaxed comfort.
The Lowered Dynamic Chassis will be offered as standard on the SE and SE Lux models. The Comfort Chassis will be the only chassis available on the Executive trim level.
The new Volvo S80 will also feature three new diesel engines, the 2.4D, D5 and the low CO2-emitting DRIVe. As well as providing the Volvo S80 with a different driving experience, the car will also benefit from lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions. An upgraded 2.5T is available, offering a 31 PS performance boost to provide 231 PS and 340 Nm of torque. Despite this 13% increase in power, CO2 emissions have been reduced to 206 g/km and fuel consumption improved to 32.8 mpg with the manual transmission.
A new R-DESIGN Interior Pack has been introduced which includes Dynamic Sports leather faced front seats, R-DESIGN leather sports steering wheel and gearknob, instrument dials, aluminium pedals and sports floor mats. The pack is available on SE Premium and SE Lux premium models and is priced at £500.
Prices for the new Volvo S80 range start at £21,745 for the new low-CO2 emitting DRIVe SE model. The new 2.4D starts at £25,845 in SE specification, while the D5 joins the range at £27,745.
The Volvo S80, V70, XC70 and XC60 all benefit from the new and improved D5 and 2.4D diesel engines which were announced earlier this year3. The new D5 engine with its twin sequential turbo charging offers a 20 PS performance boost to provide 205 PS and 420 NM of torque. Despite this power increase, CO2 emissions have been cut to 169 g/km in the XC70 and V70, 183 g/km in the XC60, while the S80 offers 164 g/km.
The 2.4D has also been upgraded and the new engine offers a 12 percent improvement in performance to 175 PS and 420 Nm of torque whilst bringing down CO2 levels to 155 g/km in the S80 and 159 g/km in the V70. In the XC60 and XC70 the 2.4D coincides with the introduction of front-wheel-drive and together, they reduce emissions to just 159 g/km. Crucially, this figure enables these two models to fall below the 160 g/km threshold for the Capital Write Down Allowance.
Volvo is offering an additional Premium Pack on all trim levels and engines in S80 models for an extra £2,000. This includes the addition of Leather-faced Upholstery and Satellite Navigation System (RTI) in the XC60, V70 and XC70. On the XC90 the Premium model adds Satellite Navigation System (RTI), Dual Band Integrated GSM Telephone and Volvo On Call. Meanwhile the C70 also gets a Premium Pack for an extra £1,800 and features Satellite Navigation System (RTI), Bluetooth Handsfree System and Keyless Drive. The Premium Packs are designed to complement the existing high levels of specification on whichever engine or trim level chosen.
An updated Satellite Navigation system (RTI) has also been introduced to bring them in line with the smaller cars in the Volvo range. A new driver interface, new colours and an
improved premium feel to the menu and symbols are the key features and the unit costs £1,950 (including VAT).
All 2010 MY models were available to order from June 2009 with first customer cars from July 2010.
Lower emission and lower tax 119g/km DRIVe versions of its S80 executive saloon and V70 premium estate introduced. Delivering 109bhp and 240Nm of torque, the modified 1.6 litre turbocharged diesel engine provides improved fuel economy by 5.1mpg to 62.8mpg on the Combined Cycle, increasing both cars’ range to nearly 1100 miles. Both cars fall into Vehicle Excise Duty Band C and Volvo estimates the new 119g/km engine reduces annual carbon emissions by 150kg over the S80 and V70 DRIVe’s previous low of 129g/km.
New five-cylinder 2-litre turbodiesel from the all-new Volvo S60 is now available throughout Volvo Cars' model range. Six-cylinder T6 petrol engine upgraded to 304 PS and 440 Nm of torque. The new two-litre five cylinder diesel powerplant is introduced to the XC60 and XC70 models and replaces the familiar four-cylinder 136 PS unit in the V70 and
The new five-cylinder 2.0D diesel is, in principle, the same engine as the well-established 2.4-litre diesel, but its displacement has been reduced with a shorter stroke to optimise fuel consumption. The injection system also has a different type of piezoelectric fuel injector compared with the D5 engine. These injectors minimize fuel consumption with their exceptionally rapid and precise injection pulses under high pressure to promote extremely efficient combustion.
In the Volvo S80 the newly developed 2-litre diesel engine produces 163 PS and is badged the D3. This hierarchic naming has been introduced to allow customers to more easily understand which engine is the most powerful and which fuel it is driven by - D for diesel and historically T has been used for Volvo's petrol cars. Volvo's naming strategy also follows the principle that the higher the number the more powerful it is - a D5 engine has more power that a D3.
In the Volvo S80, the newly developed 2-litre diesel engine produces 163 PS and 400 Nm of torque and is badged D3. The D5 twin-turbo diesel and high-performance T6 petrol engine remain in the ranges and have both benefitted from improvements.
The D5 205 PS has seen a drop in CO2 emissions. For example, the D5 emissions in the XC60 have fallen from 183 g/km to 174 g/km. The T6 powertrain in the V70, XC70 and XC60 has been upgraded to offer a 19 PS boost to a storming 304 PS at 440 Nm thanks to a reduction in internal friction. Maximum torque is achieved between 2100 and 4200 revs. This results in rapid acceleration and smooth driving properties. Emissions have also been reduced - Volvo XC60 T6 emissions, for example, have dropped from 274 g/km to 249 g/km. The D3, D5 and T6 engines are all Euro 5 compliant.
The S80 and V70 retain the 2.5T petrol engine and the low-CO2 emitting DRIVe 109 PS variant. The V8 AWD Auto remains available in the Volvo S80.
Another facet of Volvo's 2011 Model Year update is a change in the specification hierarchy with the introduction of the ES trim level. The ES replaces the S specification and includes all the features and safety systems you would expect from Volvo.
New T3 and T4 petrol engines – 1.6-litre GTDi. New four-cylinder GTDi (Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection) petrol engines have been rolled out across a wide range of Volvo models, available to order now. Both the T3 and T4 are available in the all-new S60 and all-new V60 while the T4 is available in the S80 and V70.
Two new versions of the 1.6-litre GTDi petrol unit are being introduced - a 150hp T3 and 180hp T4 variant, both delivering 240Nm torque for impressive in-gear acceleration yet frugal consumption.
T3 and T4 variants engines on Volvo S60 and V60 models feature a manual gearbox as standard and incorporate a new start/stop function – the first time start/stop has been fitted to a non-DRIVe car.
Powershift automatic transmission is available on the T4 fitted to the S60, V60, S80 and V70 models and includes a new function that disengages drive when the driver releases the accelerator and lets the car 'coast'. This reduces rolling resistance and helps cut fuel consumption.
The 2.0-litre GTDi T5 petrol engine features 240hp and a healthy 320 Nm torque and is now available in six-speed manual guise on the all-new S60 and V60, V70 and S80. Six-speed Powershift automatic transmission versions are available on those models as well as the XC60.
Volvo re-certified most of its diesel range under 120g/km CO2, including the 215PS D5 in the S60 and V60, for the 2013 model year, and at the same time re-named DRIVe to Drive-E.
Model/Engine D2 (115 hp) D3 (136 hp) D4 (163 hp) D5 (215 hp)
S80 119 g 114 g 114 g 120 g
The D2 engine combined with automatic Powershift gearbox comes with the same low fuel consumption and CO2levels as the manual versions in the Volvo S60, V60, V70 and S80. Now, the DRIVe symbol, which has been used to denote the lowest CO2emitting engine in each of the models, will be re-named Drive-E.
Volvo Car Corporation has extended its diesel engine offer with a new entry-level 5-cylinder, 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel in the Volvo S60, V60, V70 and S80 models. This engine, which has an output of 136 hp and maximum torque at 350 Nm, will be badged D3 and emits 114g/km - 119g/km according to model. The engine is available both with a manual and an automatic transmission.
The current D3 (163hp) diesel engine is re-named the D4 in order to make way for this new engine in the line-up for all the larger cars. This new diesel engine enables Volvo to now offer a D2 with 115 hp, a D3 with 136hp, a D4 with 163 hp and a D5 with 215 hp.
The Volvo S60, V60, XC60, V70, XC70 and S80 are now equipped with the new SENSUS and can be ordered with Road Sign Information, Active High beam and Tunnel Detection.
- Road Sign Information supports the driver by displaying road signs in the instrument cluster.
- The new Active High Beam technology offers automatic switching between high and low beam at the right moment.
- Tunnel Detection automatically turns on the headlights when the car enters a tunnel.
All models fitted with an automatic gearbox will come with the new illuminated gearshift knob, recently introduced in the all-new Volvo V40. The gearshift knob is transparent and LED-illuminated from inside. The pattern is reflected to create an exclusive 3D illusion.
Other model year 2013 news
- A new 5-spoke forged, 18-inch aluminium wheel is available for the Volvo S60, V60, V70 and S80.
- The 11-spoke, 17-inch Saga wheel for the Volvo V70 and S80 is updated with black contrast paint on the diamond-cut areas.
- The Volvo V70 gets an updated grille with glossy black details.
The model year 2013 versions of the Volvo S60, V60, XC60, V70, XC70 and S80 will be available to order during April with production starting May 2012.
Upgraded Engines with More Power and Improved Fuel Economy
The upgraded versions of the Volvo V70, XC70 and S80 are the first in the model range to feature sharpened versions of the five-cylinder D5 and D3 turbo-diesels. The V70 and S80 also join Volvo's ultra fuel-efficient DRIVe range, which means Volvo now offer seven cars producing below 120g/km of CO2.
D5 - 2.4 litre twin-turbo
In the D5 engine Volvo Cars' engine experts have boosted performance and torque from 205 hp/420 Nm to 215 hp/440 Nm while at the same time reducing fuel consumption by eight percent. The previous generation of D5, first seen in the S80, was the first Euro 5-compliant engine and amongst the most fuel-efficient engines in its segment when launched in 2008. It featured advanced solutions such as sequential twin-turbo technology, ceramic glowplugs and piezo-electric fuel injectors.
The twin-turbo setup with two different-sized turbochargers operating in tandem provided added power across a wider rev band. The configuration gives alert response and fast, powerful acceleration high up the rev range. Advanced injection technology using piezo-electric fuel injectors ensures highly precise distribution of fuel in the combustion chamber. This promotes efficient fuel combustion and low emissions. At the same time, this technology and its efficient combustion system help create a pleasant engine note.
This means that the fuel consumption (EU Combined) of a Volvo S80 D5 is now an impressive 57.7 mpg (129 g/km of CO2) with manual gearbox and start/stop. The corresponding figures for the automatic version are 47 mpg (158 g/km of CO2).
The figures for a Volvo V70 are 55 mpg (134 g/km) with the manual gearbox and 46 mpg with the automatic. Fuel consumption in the XC70 is 50 mpg (149 g/km) in the FWD version with manual gearbox and 42 mpg (179 g/km) with the automatic.
The medium-performance D3 with 163 hp and 400 Nm of torque was introduced in the Volvo S60 and V60 in 2010. It is in principle the same engine as the 2.4-litre version, but with a shorter stroke that reduces displacement to 2.0 litres.
The two-litre diesel engine's driveability is now further improved thanks to fine-tuning of the turbocharger. This is an excellent example of the fact that efficiency enhancement in modern combustion engines is now taking place at microscopic levels.
Its injection system has the same type of piezo-electric fuel injectors as the D5, but tailored for the smaller engine. The injectors reduce combustion with exceptionally quick and precise injection sequences under high pressure. The result is particularly effective combustion.
In order to give the car even better driving properties, it is fitted with a variable-geometry turbocharger.
"When comparing modern diesel engines, torque is of far greater interest than the number of horsepower. It is the available torque that gives the diesel the sort of acceleration and potent driveability that many petrol engines can barely match," explains Derek Crabb.
The corresponding figures for the D3 engine with manual gearbox are 57.7 mpg (129 g/km) in the Volvo S80, 54 mpg (137 g/km) in the V70 and 51 mpg (144 g/km) in the XC70 (DRIVe version).
DRIVe - 1.6 litre turbo
The four-cylinder 1.6-litre diesel fitted to the C30, S40, V50 and most recently in the S60 and V60 is now available in the V70 and S80. It is an improvement over the previous DRIVe derivative by offering an increase from 109 hp to 115 hp whilst keeping a maximum torque of 270 Nm. The engine is available with a six-speed manual gearbox and also benefits from start/stop technology which results in fuel consumption of 62.8 mpg and emissions of only 119 g/km for both the V70 and S80.
The DRIVe features the same technology as announced on the recent S60 and V60 DRIVe specifications. Brake Energy Regeneration, low rolling resistance tyres and precise fuel management all help to achieve these impressive fuel economy and CO 2 figures.
The V70, XC70 and S80 now feature the latest user-friendly Volvo Sensus infotainment system and enhanced technology that makes driving even safer and more comfortable.
Volvo Sensus is an excellent example of how Volvo Cars refines the driver environment. The new infotainment system made its debut in the Volvo S60 and V60 in 2010. Now the Volvo XC60, V70, XC70 and S80 also get the same feature.
A new feature is that City Safety is standard in all three models. This system can lessen the severity of or entirely avoid low-speed rear-end collisions at speeds of up to 30km/h.
City Safety keeps watch on vehicles in front with the help of a laser sensor built into the windscreen at the height of the rear-view mirror. The car automatically brakes if the driver does not respond in time when the car in front slows down or stops - of if the driver is driving too fast towards a stationary object.
If the relative speed difference between the two vehicles is less than 15 km/h, the collision can be entirely avoided. If the speed difference is between 15-30 km/h, the speed of impact is reduced to minimise the effects of the collision.
Other New Features Inside and Out
Among the other new features in the Volvo V70, XC70 and S80 are:
- New body colours Biarritz Blue (V70 and S80) and Twilight Bronze (XC70).
- Redesigned headlamps. Active Xenon lights are optional.
- LED turn indicators integrated into the door mirrors (V70 and S80).
- Two new wheel designs for the V70, XC70 and S80.
- Inside the passenger compartment there are two new highlight colours for the upholstery: Sangiovese Red (V70 and S80) and Blond (V70, XC70 and S80).
- In addition there is a new three-spoke steering wheel, enhanced décor inlays and redesigned interior lighting.
S80 Executive model launched
The Executive badge gives a discreet hint that this is an S80 beyond the norm. Inside, the upgraded S80 Executive is the first Volvo model with an instrument panel top in leather, available in espresso brown or off black. Among the interior details that give the S80 Executive a more exclusive character are ventilated soft leather seats with massage function, leather door panels, an integrated analogue clock on the instrument panel and the aluminium centre consol storage.
Specially designed, extra thick carpets reinforce the sober impression. The opportunity to install a fridge in the rear seat, combined with a set of Swedish crystal glasses, also contributes to the enhanced feeling of luxury and comfort.
It also features the latest Volvo Sensus infotainment system. In Volvo Sensus, all information is presented on a five-inch or seven-inch colour screen in the upper part of the centre stack. The screen is positioned high up to make it easy for the driver to keep his or her eyes on the road.
New Volvo D5 engine range - Benefit in Kind details 2011/12
|Annual tax payable|
|S80||Transmission||CO 2 g/km||P11D price||% of P11D||20%||40%|
|2.4 D5 Executive||Auto||159||£36,615||25||£1,1758||£3,515|
|2.4 D5 SE||Manual||129||£31,080||18||£1,119||£2,238|
|2.4 D5 SE||Auto||159||£32,565||25||£1,563||£3,126|
|2.4 D5 SE-LUX||Manual||129||£33,280||18||£1,198||£2,396|
|2.4 D5 SE-LUX||Auto||159||£34,765||25||£1,669||£3,337|
|Annual tax payable|
|V70||Transmission||CO 2 g/km||P11D price||% of P11D||20%||40%|
|2.4 D5 ES||Manual||134||£29,930||19||£1,137||£2,275|
|2.4 D5 ES||Auto||164||£31,415||25||£1,571||£3,142|
|2.4 D5 R-DESIGN||Manual||134||£32,230||19||£1,225||£2,449|
|2.4 D5 R-DESIGN||Auto||164||£33,715||25||£1,686||£3,372|
|2.4 D5 SE||Manual||134||£32,030||19||£1,217||£2,434|
|2.4 D5 SE||Auto||164||£33,515||25||£1,305||£2,609|
|2.4 D5 SE LUX||Manual||134||£34330||19||£1304||£2609|
|2.4 D5 SE-LUX||Auto||164||£35,815||25||£1,791||£3,582|
|Annual tax payable|
|XC70||Transmission||CO 2 g/km||P11D price||% of P11D||20%||Transmission|
|2.4 D5 AWD ES||Manual||149||£32,580||22||£1,434||£2,867|
|2.4 D5 AWD ES||Auto||179||£34,065||28||£1,908||£3,815|
|2.4 D5 AWD ES||Manual||149||£34,680||22||£1,526||£3,052|
|2.4 D5 AWD SE||Auto||179||£36,165||28||£2,025||£4,050|
|2.4 D5 AWD SE-LUX||Manual||149||£37,480||22||£1,649||£3,298|
|2.4 D5 AWD SE-LUX||Auto||179||£38,965||28||£2,182||£4,364|
Volvo's fuel saving start/stop technology which reduces emissions of CO2 by up to 8% has, for the first time, been combined with the six-speed Geartronic transmission. Initially, it is available together with the 2.0-litre D3 turbo diesel, cutting CO2 emissions by 10g/km - translating into a decrease in fuel consumption of up to 3.6 miles per gallon.
To begin with, this new technology is available as standard in the four of Volvo's models, the all-new S60 and V60, V70 and S80. All four models are available to order now and attract no price increase for this added technology and beneficial decrease in CO2 and fuel consumption.
The technology uses brake pressure measurement to trigger when to stop and start the engine. The start/stop system is programmed to shut down the engine immediately when the car reaches a standstill (0 mph).
An electric pump keeps oil pressure up in the automatic gearbox while the engine is stopped. The system also includes an upgraded starter motor to cope with the increased number of starts.
|Model||With Start/Stop – CO 2 / MPG||Previously – CO 2 / MPG|
|S60||142 / 52.3||152 / 48.7|
|V60||149 / 49.6||159 / 47.1|
|V70||149 / 49.6||159 / 47.1|
|S80||148 / 50.4||158 / 47.1|
1.6 115PS DRIVe now available with a Powershift automatic gearbox in S80
Fuel consumption (combined cycle) and CO2 figures are: Volvo S80 DRIVe Automatic - 62.8mpg & 119g/km, so just £30 tax.
Customers will be able to order a DRIVe Powershift in early 2012 with production starting mid-February. On the road prices start at £26,980 for the S80 DRIVe. The S80 DRIVe is fitted with Volvo's latest 4 cylinder 8 valve 1.6-litre turbo diesel engine, delivering low CO2 while still delivering a healthy 115hp and 270 Nm of torque.
Effective immediately, new S80, V70, S60 and V60 D3 and D4 Geartronic versions will emit under 130g/km CO2, - a 4 percentage point improvement on previous BIK banding. This equates to £21 per month for a 20% tax payer based on 2012/13 tax bandings, driving a Volvo V60 D4 SE LUX Geartronic.
Employers also save on class 1A NIC contributions which are also determined by CO2 emissions. The changes have delivered an 11% emissions reduction on S60 D3/D4 Geartronic, which now produces just 126g/km CO2, (down from 142g/km) and returns 58.9mpg (52.3mpg on the previous production model). These improvements have helped reduce BIK from 22% to just 19% this year and to 20% for the upcoming 2013/2014 financial year.
Other models in the Volvo range that will benefit from the latest enhancements is the XC60 D4 FWD Geartronic. Fuel economy for this model rises to 47.1mpg from 41.5mpg and it now produces just 159g/km CO2, a 19g/km CO2 improvement on the previous production model. The corresponding fall in BIK sees this vehicle drop from the 29% BIK banding to just 25% for the current financial year and 26% for the 2013/2014 financial year.
Volvo launched the first of its new series of DRIVe engines – two 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. Volvo will sever its last engine links with Ford within the next two years with a new family of efficient, light and compact four-cylinder units. The first of these new Drive-E engines will be available by the end of 2013.
For the UK there will be a D4 twin-turbo diesel developing 181PS and 400Nm of torque, and a supercharged and turbocharged T6 petrol unit with 306PS and 400Nm.
The D4 will be available in the '60-series' family as well as the V70, XC70 and S80. The T6 will, for now, only be offered in the S60 saloon and V60 estate, but is destined to go into the all-wheel-drive XC60 crossover later.
Eventually the Drive-E family will expand to eight engines, seven of which will be offered in the UK. All will be 2.0-litre direct-injection units with varying levels of turbocharging. The diesels will deliver between 130 and 239PS, and the petrol units 140 to 306PS. They have been prepared for eventual use in hybrid drive systems.
The previous range of Ford four-cylinder engines and in-house five-cylinder diesel and six-cylinder petrol units are progressively phased out. Volvo says the new engines are up to 35% more fuel efficient than those they replace, an average of 50 kilos lighter and smaller. The S60 D4 will bringCO 2 emissions down to as low as 99g/km, while even the T6 emits only 149g/km.
The Drive-E units meet all future emissions regulations up to 2017, without expensive after-treatment in the case of the diesels. Volvo now offers a new eight-speed Aisin Warner automatic transmission with the D4 and T6 as an alternative to the revised six-speed Getrag manual gearbox.
Production version of Volvo's new D4 2.0 litre diesel with 181PS and and with manual gearbox manages an EC combined economy of 74.3mpg emits 99g/km in the EC tests. A Volvo V60 D4 with up to 17-inch tyres also breaks the 100-gram barrier according to the NEDC certification with CO2emissions the same as the S60 saloon at 99 g/km.
The Drive-E diesels feature world-first i-ART technology with pressure feedback from each fuel injector instead of using a traditional single pressure sensor in the common rail. Each injector has an intelligent chip on top of it that monitors injection pressure. Using this information, the self-adapting i-ART system makes sure that the ideal amount of fuel is injected during each combustion cycle.
The new D4 FWD can be ordered from October 2013 and is available in the new S60, V60, XC60, V70, XC70 and S80. It is also available to order with the new 8-speed automatic.
The Volvo S60 T6 FWD with 306 horsepower and the new 8-speed automatic emits only 146g/km CO2 and is the first car in the segment that delivers over two horsepower per gram of CO2from a combustion engine only. The car accelerates from 0-62 mph in 5.9 seconds. The new two-litre, four-cylinder T6 engine features both a supercharger and a turbo charger, like VAG's 1.4 'Twincharger' TSI. Using the supercharger to fill in the bottom end torque gives the petrol engine a big, naturally aspirated feel. The mechanically linked compressor starts to function immediately at low revs, while the turbocharger kicks in when the airflow builds up.
The new T6 engine is expected to be available during 2014.
Volvo Drive-E 4 cylinder powertrains:
1,969cc 4cylinder single turbo: 120PS, 250Nm torque
1,969cc 4cylinder single turbo: 150PS, 320Nm torque
1,969cc 4cylinder twin turbo: 181PS, 400Nm torque
1,969cc 4cylinder twin turbo: 230PS, 480Nm torque
1,969cc 4cylinder single turbo: 140PS, 250Nm torque + 30Nm overboost
1,969cc 4cylinder single turbo: 190PS, 300Nm torque + 30Nm overboost
1,969cc 4cylinder single turbo: 245PS, 350Nm torque + 30Nm overboost
1,969cc 4cylinder supercharger + turbo: 306PS, 400Nm torque