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VOLVO 850 Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 2
First production year: 1992
Engines: Gasoline, Diesel
 

1994 - 1996

Volvo tried to be more appealing to the younger generation, and, for that, it introduced the 850 lineup in 1992, followed by the sporty 850 R in 1994. The Swedish carmaker was confident that its safe cars were good enough to handle a more powerful version. So it pushed the boundaries to its engineering department and introduced a turbocharged version for the 850, and offered it in both shapes...

full description and technical specifications
gasoline engines:

  VOLVO 850 R 2.3i Turbo 4AT (241 HP)

  VOLVO 850 R 2.3i Turbo 5MT (240 HP)

1992 - 1997

The 850 was a big leap forward for the Swedish car-maker. It didn't look like a brick on wheels anymore in terms of styling and, moreover, it was a front-wheel-drive vehicle. Later on, it was fitted with an all-wheel-drive system. The Swedish winters were long and snowy. The 850 was the first car in the world fitted with side-airbags. The new design language took everybody by surprise. T...

full description and technical specifications
gasoline engines:

  VOLVO 850 2.0L 5MT (126 HP)

  VOLVO 850 2.3L Turbo 5MT (226 HP)

  VOLVO 850 2.5L 5MT (140 HP)

  VOLVO 850 2.5L 5MT (144 HP)

  VOLVO 850 2.5L 5MT (170 HP)

  VOLVO 850 2.5L Turbo 5MT (193 HP)

diesel engines:

  VOLVO 850 2.5L TDI 5MT (140 HP)