Volvo S80 Second generation
|Designer||Todd Levy (2004)|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||4-door sedan (S80)
5-door estate (V70)
|Platform||Volvo Y20 platform|
Land Rover Freelander
|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)|
The second generation S80 was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show on 28 February, with sales beginning in June 2006. The new S80 features a new 3.2-litre straight-six engine or 4.4-litre V8 engine, in combination with available four-wheel drive. The second-generation S80 is the first Volvo saloon model to become available with Volvo's compact, transversely fitted B8444S V8 with a power output of 315 PS (232 kW; 311 hp) and 440 newton metres (325 lbf·ft) of torque developed jointly by Volvo Cars engine unit Skövde and Yamaha, but built by Yamaha of Japan. The engine features four catalytic converters and advanced electronics. The structure featured high strength boron steel for safety.
The second generation S80 received 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.
The new S80 is based on the Ford EUCD platform (called P24 by Volvo), also used for vehicles including the Ford S-MAX, Ford Mondeo, and Ford Galaxy large MPVs. Volvo's Personal Car Communicator (PCC) remote control will also be an optional feature with the new S80.
The S80 is available with optional Adaptive cruise control (ACC) with Collision Warning and Brake Support (CWBS). Brake Support offers additional assistance by preparing the braking system so that the car can begin stopping faster and preparing for panic brake application. The Volvo S80 also offers an adaptive brake light as standard which is active at speeds above 30 mph (48 km/h), and can sense the difference between normal and panic braking. Ready Alert Brakes (RAB) are also available in the S80 to anticipate severe braking. It prepares for this by moving the brake pads closer to the discs.
The S80 is available with a Blind Spot Information System as well as Lane Departure Warning, it can be turned on from 40 mph (64 km/h).
The T4 variant features the 1.6L turbocharged EcoBoost engine and is exclusively available in Asia only.
A long-wheelbase version, called the Volvo S80L, has been built by Changan-Volvo in Chongqing, China. The 2011 version has a wheelbase of 2976 mm and is powered by a turbo 2.0 or 3.0 engine.
2014 Volvo S80 Second generation side view
New features include a choice of five-cylinder 2.4-litre D5 twin-turbo diesel, 2.4-litre diesel, or 1.6-litre diesel engine. Also the 2.5T and 2.5FT were modified to produce more power and have a lower fuel consumption. The update also came with the discontinuation of the Yamaha-based V8 engine. The car's exterior was modified to give the S80 a lower, longer and wider stance. More chrome trim was added to the front, the rear end, and the doors to look like the S80 Executive. The 2010 Volvo S80 facelift also comes with a choice between a comfort-enhancing standard chassis, or a sport one that offers better handling dynamics. The 2010 S80 will be available with a S80 R-design interior package to give the inside a sportier look. The interior package contains a new sports steering wheel, sports pedals, Dynamic leather seats, sports gearshift knob, and a new instrument with blue background.
inside view of the 2014 Volvo S80