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VOLVO S40 Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 4
First production year: 1996
Engines: Diesel, Gasoline, Hybrid
 

2007 - 2012

Reaching its second generation in 2007, the S40 was an entry level luxury sedan capable to offer refinement and style. Although not so fun-to-drive as the contemporary competitors such as the A4 or the BMW 3-Series, the S40 came with a more attractive price. Available in two trim levels, the S40 came with a choice of two engines, a 2.4-liter unit that developed 168 hp and a 2.5-liter 5-cyl...

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diesel engines:

  VOLVO S40 1.6 D 5MT (110 HP)

  VOLVO S40 2.0 D 6MT (136 HP)

  VOLVO S40 D5 5AT (180 HP)

gasoline engines:

  VOLVO S40 1.6L 5MT (100 HP)

  VOLVO S40 1.8L 5MT (125 HP)

  VOLVO S40 2.0L 5MT (140 HP)

  VOLVO S40 2.4i 5MT (170 HP)

  VOLVO S40 2.4L 5AT (140 HP)

  VOLVO S40 T5 6MT (230 HP)

2004 - 2007

The S40 was one of the cars that was constantly improved over time, boosting its appeal. The classy saloon was based on the same building block as the Ford Focus, thus was good to drive. The great handling and good grip were not the only aspects worth mentioning, as the S40 was also easy on the pocket and on the environment. Offered with a variety of engines, the S40 was also chosen a...

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diesel engines:

  VOLVO S40 1.6 D 5MT (110 HP)

  VOLVO S40 2.0 D 6MT (136 HP)

  VOLVO S40 D5 5AT (180 HP)

2000 - 2004

The 2000 version of Volvo S40 was actually called the second phase of this popular vehicle which provided remarkable performances not only on regular roads, but also during racing competitions. In 2000, the Swedish carmaker Volvo rolled out a facelift for the S40 model, a facelift which was mainly based on technical improvements. For example, the new car came with larger brake discs but also wit...

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1996 - 2000

Since the launch of the 1992 Volvo 850, it was clear that Volvo entered into a new era, where front-wheel-drive and rounded shapes replaced the rear-wheel-drive systems and the boxy bodyworks. Volvo needed a new platform and a factory inside the EEC (Economic European Community) to avoid customs taxes. The answer came from Mitsubishi, who was looking for a partner to build its Carisma mid-siz...

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