ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
|Engine Displacement||2400 cc|
|Maximum Power||163 BHP @ 3500 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||420 Nm|
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
|Top Speed (KMPH)||240|
|Mileage (City)||10 kmpl (approx.)|
|Mileage (Highway)||13 kmpl (approx.)|
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
|Overall Length||4851 mm|
|Overall Width||1861 mm|
|Overall Height||1493 mm|
|Ground Clearance||210 mm|
|Kerb Weight||2150 kg|
|Turning Radius||11.2 metres|
|Rear Legroom||973 mm|
|Seating Capacity||5 (2+3)|
|Number of Seating Rows||2 Rows|
|Number of Doors||4 Doors|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||70 litres|
BRAKES & SUSPENSION
|Front Suspension||McPherson spring struts with anti-dive, anti-lift function & anti-roll bar|
|Rear Suspension||Active multi-link independent|
WHEELS & TYRES
|Tyre Size||245/40 R17|
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
|Steering Adjustment (Rake)|
|Steering Mounted Controls||Yes (Audio Control)|
|Rear AC Vents|
|Remote Fuel Filler|
|Centre Console With Cup Holder|
|Steering Adjustment (Reach)|
|Air Conditioner||Dual Zone Climate Control|
|Rear Washer & Wiper|
|Rain Sensing Wipers|
|Remote Boot Release|
|Body Colored Radiator Grille|
|Chrome Front Grille|
|Body Coloured Outside Mirrors|
|Twin Exhausts||Yes (Double pipe)|
|Body Coloured Bumpers|
|Outside Rear-view Mirrors||Both Side Electric|
ACTIVE & PASSIVE SAFETY FEATURES
|Whiplash Protection System (WHIPS)|
|Airbags||2 Front Seat + 2 Rear Passengers|
|Side Impact Protection System (SIPS)|
BRAKING & TRACTION
|Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)|
|Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)|
|Electronic Stability Program (ESP)|
LOCKS & SECURITY
|Child-Protection Door Locks|
|Front Fog Lights|
|Darkness Sensing Headlamps|
|ORVM Turn Indicators|
SEATS & UPHOLSTERY
|Folding Rear Seats|
|Rear Centre Armrest||Yes (Cup Holder)|
|Driver Seat Adjustment||Electric|
|Official Tagline||Make a Statement|
Volvo S80 Review
Expert Review by Maxabout
The Volvo S80 is built to provide you a luxurious ride with the latest engine advancements and the first-class driver-oriented design. With its aggressive design and decor you are going to love the sportier look. The new and improved sound system will leave you awe-struck with the best quality of sound. The breath-taking Scandavian design is another feature which makes it hard to resist! The Scandavian inspired design of the Volvo S80 is indeed going to provide you luxury, comfort and sportiness at one place! The exterior colours are available in a wide range from the sporty aggressive metallic red to the more sophisticated and classy sapphire black and pearl white colours.
The silver cut and diamond cut wheels with their sharpness and bold design are indeed a great enhanced to the whole outlook. The boot lid spoiler gives a prominent look to the rear of the car and the Chromium finish in the side mouldings and the trims are a sleek and chic styling part of the Volvo S80. The Volvo S80 provides a lavishly done interior with two very elegant options of Anthracite Black one and the Sandstone Beige interior. The leather clad steering wheels can be found in charcoal or beige colors and are also facilitated by steel inlays to add up the spice to the interior. The floor of the car is lined with floor mats of extra thickness and the rubber mats provide further protection, all come in complementing colors. The sporty and flashy blue inserts in the speedometer and the special sport pedals are made exactly the way you want your exciting ride to be!
The new Volvo S80 comes with first class standards of engine and horsepower ensuring an aggressive firm and controlled acceleration on the road. The sunshades and the sunblind of the Volvo S80 are made exactly to control the interior temperature of your Volvo S80. You are given the option of remote start for the heaters. The electric heaters are excellent for controlling the cold temperature. The vents are adjustable and the carbon filter provides an excellent ventilating system. The Volvo S80 provides very spacious storage with front and rear seat cup holders and the rear seat integrated refrigerator. Volvo S80 is designed like all Volvo cars to provide you a very controlled and safe driving experience with all aspects. Driver Alert Control alerts you if you are tired or distracted while driving. Lane Departure Warning protects your car from collisions and checks the car’s position while driving. Volvo S80 comes with Intelligent Driver Information System monitors the whole situation of the car on the road through an integrated system. Other simple features like Collapsible steering wheel, dual stage air bags, safety belts wit pre-tensioners and front fog lamps all ensure that you and your family is completely protected while driving in Volvo S80.
The seductive exteriors of S80 make it the most ravishing sedan in its segment. On the front-side, there’s a stylish headlamp cluster, accompanied by a chrome-plated grille and incandescent fog lamps. The headlamp cluster embeds halogen headlights that are exceptionally resplendent and powerful. There’s an unmistakable arrow-shaped logo of the Volvo in the centre of the grille which elevates the class of the sedan. On the rear, the tail lights rest inside a chrome finished cluster. However, it’s the double pipe exhaust system at the back that steals the spotlight. Concisely speaking, the car looks extremely sporty from the rear and suavely classy from the front. There are mud fenders attached onto each wheel of S80 to protect the car from gravel, dust and mud. Roof-hatch, headlight washer, water repellent windows, parking assistance, etc. have also been provided to maintain the charm and the comfort of the stylish sedan.
Volvo S80 is engraved with stylish, elegant and luxurious interiors. The interiors of the car are designed using pure leather, to give it a royal and classy look. The car-dashboard with its contemporary outlook and advanced features, allows you to get everything done at the tip of your finger. The steering wheel is equipped with audio-controls, and just behind it is the instrument panel, glowing with controls like tachometer, temperature gauge, clock, and trip counter. Volvo S80’s headroom on the front-side is 985mm, while the rear-room is 973mm. The car offers front leg room of 1064mm and rear leg room of 1064mm. The shoulder room on the front is 1457mm, while the rear part enjoys 1431mm space. The hip room on the front-side and rear-side is nearly the same, with both closing down to 1390 mm. The statistics imply that the sedan is spacious enough to tuck in 5 passengers easily.
Comfort and Convenience
Volvo S80 offers timeless comfort and convenience. For starters, there’s Electronic climate control (ECC) compliant air-conditioner that keeps the climate inside the car stable. There’s a built in cabin-filter that restricts the entry of dust-particles in the car’s ventilation system. Air quality is maintained by Interior air quality system (IAQS). The front seat is electronically adjustable, and comes equipped with features like massage chair and inbuilt ventilation system. Volvo has also integrated a Road and Traffic Information (RTI) system that guides you to the required destination through maps and voice-assistance. Lots of convenient features like glove-box, cup holders, cigarette lighter, grocery bag holder, etc. have also paved its way into this luxurious sedan.
Volvo S80 flaunts a powerful music system which comes with a MP3 and WMA compatible built-in CD player, Radio, AUX and USB input. The 4x40 watt amplifier and 8 high performance loudspeakers provide unmatched sound quality and superior sound output.
Engine and Gearbox
The Volvo S80 comes with two engine options: D3 Diesel and D5 Diesel. The D4 Diesel generates maximum power of 163 bhp with maximum torque of 400 nm. The D5 diesel develops maximum power of 215 bhp with maximum torque of 420 nm. These engines come powered up by six-speed geartronic transmission. The higher values of torque and torque lead to better performance, and smoother rides. The engines have been designed ingeniously so as to provide enhanced power at lower noises and reduced vibrations.
The mileage of S80 varies on the variant you choose. The best mileage is offered by the fuel-efficient D5 engine, which promises a mileage of 10.1 kmpl in cities and 16 kmpl on highways.
Volvo S80 packs extensive safety features to make sure you and your family not only get from point A to point B faster, but also safer. S80 is equipped with 2 airbags in the front to protect the driver and the front-row passenger. For the rear passengers, there are SIPS airbags which get popped out whenever the car experiences a collision. Sensing the fact that long-drives often results in back and neck problems for the passengers, Volvo has developed a WHIPS (Whiplash Protection System) that provides balanced support to your neck and back. An intelligent system, termed as IDIS (Intelligent Driver Information System), is also provided to prevent any distractions on the dashboard while the driving situation is intense. There’s also ABS (Anti-Braking System), EBS (Electronic Braking System), and the provision of Hydraulic brakes that help prevent collisions in the first place. Various other systems like child-lock, central locking, and level sensors have also been integrated. Level sensors raise an alarm whenever someone tries to steal your car. There’s also PCC (Personal Car Communicator) system that provides keyless entry and supports duplex communication with the car.
Suspension and Brakes
Volvo has adapted some of the best braking technologies in its esteemed sedan. Apart from the ventilated brakes on the front and the rear side, S80 packs some of the advanced braking technologies like Hydraulic Brakes, Ready Alert Brakes, and Adaptive Brake Lights. Hydraulic Brake system provides instantaneous braking and can be useful to halt the vehicle in spur of a moment. Ready alert brakes move the brake pads closer to the wheel, in order to provide immediate braking and rapid deceleration. The Adaptive Brake light system gets activated once the car gets above 50 kmph. The system applies uniform braking and gradually decreases the speed of the vehicle down to 30 kmph. To deal with the erratic shocks due to immediate braking, S80 packs some of the finest shock absorbers. The McPherson spring struts with anti-dive, anti-lift function & anti-roll bar on the front, and Active multi-link independent rear suspension in the rear are potent enough to withstand shocks impulsively. These sophisticated suspension systems provide a comfortable ride even on bumpy and worn-out roads.
Volvo S80 comes with 245/40, 17-inch tubeless radial tyres which are mounted on alloy wheels. With a wheelbase of 2835 mm, these tyres are designed to provide stability as well as comfort.
Volvo S80 comes in the following classy shades:
- Ice White
- Flamenco Red metallic
- Magic Blue metallic
- Silver metallic
- Oyster Grey metallic
- Electric Silver metallic
- Savile Grey metallic
- Caper Green metallic
- Biarritz Blue Metallic
- Caspian Blue metallic
- Black Sapphire metallic
- Ember Black metallic
- Black Stone
Volvo S80 comes protected with a multi-layered warranty structure. The basic warranty encircles almost everything which is prone to occasional wear and tear. Parts like oil and air filters, brake pads or wiper blades can be replaced during the ordinary course of tenure of warranty (5 years/50,000 miles, whichever is earlier). The Drive Train Warranty protects internal parts like engine, transmission, drive axles and driveshaft, and can be replaced even after the basic warranty has expired. Volvo also offers a 12 year/ unlimited miles Rust warranty that protects the car’s metallic body from corrosion and ensures that the car never loses its flamboyant charm. Volvo also offers a premium service called Roadside assistance that will rescue if you’re stranded on the highway. If you accidentally lock your car up or fall short of petrol, all you have to do is just call manufacturer's toll-free number, and they would be at your assistance within a short span of time.
Value for Money
When you are into premium car segment, you do not look for a low-budget car. Instead, you would love to take home car which is stylish, comfortable and sporty. Well, S80 is just that. Though the car comes at an inordinate price-tag of 33 lakhs (approx., may vary), if you look at its features and the apparent competition, you would be fairly certain that you are not making the wrong choice.
With its power-packed engine, alluring looks, and elegant interiors, S80 surely gives the likes of Audi, Mercedes and Benz a run for their money. If you do not believe in love at first sight, try resisting the charm of this seductive sedan.
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