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Segment: Medium Premium

Volvo was founded in 1927 having in mind the concept of safety.

The first Volvo car to leave the assembly line was the Volvo OV 4, back in 1927. The S90 (along with the V90) presented in 1997 were re-badged and refreshed versions of the older Volvo 960, and carried over that attention to safety.

The letters S, C and V present in the nomenclature were used with a purpose, with the S coming from sedans, V from versatility and C from coupes. No major changes were brought to the table as the manufacturer's purpose was to align these models with the new nomenclature strategy already applied for Volvo S40 and V40. The differences consisted of new colors for both interior and exterior.

The S90 was available as a 4-door Sedan, while the V90 was a 5-door station wagon. The car was driven by a 6-cylinder in-line DOHC unit with either a 2,473 cc or a 2,922 cc displacement, paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission. The S90 was offered in SE and Royal variants (long wheel-base). Its peak power was 150 kW, with a peak torque of 267 Nm at 4300 rpm.

Safety wise, the car had dual front airbags, front side airbags, ABS and front seatbelt pretensioners.
The standard features for the Volvo S90 SE included lots of goodies: climate control AC, leather seats, cruise control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, power windows and mirrors, power sunroof and 16-inch alloy wheels.

VOLVO S90 1997 - 1998 5 Photos
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VOLVO S90 1997 - 1998
  2 gasoline engines
  • 3.0L 5MT (180 HP)
  • 3.0L 5MT (204 HP)

VOLVO S90 3.0L 5MT (180 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.0L 5MT (180 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
2922 cm3
Power
132 KW @ 5200 RPM
179 HP @ 5200 RPM
177 BHP @ 5200 RPM
Torque
192 lb-ft @ 4350 RPM
260 Nm @ 4350 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
21.1 gallons (79.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
130.5 mph (210 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/65 VR15
DIMENSIONS
Length
191.73 in (4870 mm)
Width
68.89 in (1750 mm)
Height
55.9 in (1420 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.05/59.84 in (1,500/1,520 mm)
Wheelbase
109.05 in (2770 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.2 in (157 mm)
Cargo Volume
17.3 cuFT (490 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3401.7 lbs (1543 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4431.3 lbs (2010 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
14.6 mpg US (16.1 L/100Km)
Highway
29.4 mpg US (8 L/100Km)
Combined
21.4 mpg US (11 L/100Km)

VOLVO S90 3.0L 5MT (204 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.0L 5MT (204 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
2922 cm3
Power
150 KW @ 6000 RPM
204 HP @ 6000 RPM
201 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
197 lb-ft @ 4300 RPM
267 Nm @ 4300 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
21.1 gallons (79.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
130.5 mph (210 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
9.1 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-Speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/65 VR15
DIMENSIONS
Length
191.73 in (4870 mm)
Width
68.89 in (1750 mm)
Height
55.9 in (1420 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.05/59.84 in (1,500/1,520 mm)
Wheelbase
109.05 in (2770 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.2 in (157 mm)
Cargo Volume
17.3 cuFT (490 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3434.8 lbs (1558 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4431.3 lbs (2010 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
14.2 mpg US (16.6 L/100Km)
Highway
28 mpg US (8.4 L/100Km)
Combined
20.6 mpg US (11.4 L/100Km)
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