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VOLVO S80 Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 4
First production year: 1998
Engines: Diesel, Gasoline, Ethanol
 

2009 - 2016

Not as flashy-looking as the rivals on the market, the S80 was more safety-oriented with cutting-edge technologies included. While it was designed to make their passengers feel safe, the S80 was still a luxurious and agile vehicle, a great choice for people looking for peace of mind in style. Since we’ve already mentioned safety so many times, the most notable features included dual-chambe...

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ethanol engines:

  VOLVO S80 1.6L T4F E85 6AT (180 HP)

  VOLVO S80 1.6L T4F E85 6MT (180 HP)

  VOLVO S80 2.0F E85 5MT (145 HP)

  VOLVO S80 2.5FT E85 6AT (231 HP)

  VOLVO S80 2.5FT E85 6MT (231 HP)

2006 - 2008

Volvo unveiled the second generation of the S80 in 2006, and, at a glance, it might have been confused with a facelifted version of its predecessor, but it wasn't. While the mainstream premium sedans customers were usually polarized around two or three brands, others looked for something different. Jaguar and Volvo offered that "something," and both brands were owned by Ford b...

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2003 - 2006

Volvo introduced the first generation of the S80 in 1998, and, thanks to Ford's investment, it refreshed the lineup five years later. While the Swedish carmaker was not in perfect shape, its flagship sales were going well thanks to the new design language and its P2 platform developed before getting into Ford's ownership. Gone were the rear-wheel-drive models and, with the introduct...

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1998 - 2003

With the launch of the Volvo S80, the Swedish company made a big step forward. The Volvos were known for their great safety features and well as good reliability, however, people didn’t think of them as exciting vehicles. The S80 pretty much replaced the S90 and became the Volvo’s flagship design. The exterior design featured flowing lines from the front to the rear. It looked elegant ...

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