Volvo S80 2005: Volvo's Flagship Luxury Sedan, Versatile Volvo Auto Parts, Performance Parts, and Replacement Parts

Written by Jenny McLane

The S80 offers luxury, interior comfort and a stylish body. The suspension is highly sophisticated. It offers a smooth ride and feels extremely stable onrepparttar highway. Moreover, Volvo's safety engineering leadsrepparttar 137140 auto industry. The S80 contains standard amenities such as a rear DVD entertainment system, heated front seats, an interior air quality system, available metallic exterior paint, infrared reflective windshield, and rain-sensing wipers. Exclusively available onrepparttar 137141 T6 Premier isrepparttar 137142 optional integrated rear refrigerator, which includes a shelf compartment and four glasses. Standard features available are fog lights, Four-C Chassis, and bi-Xenon headlights. A new Sport Package is available forrepparttar 137143 2.5T and 2.5T AWD, which includes sport seats, a five-speed automatic transmission, and 17-inch alloy wheels.

Safety is what Volvo is known for, andrepparttar 137144 S80 reaches new levels. With side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags, anti-whiplash seats, as well as a sophisticated steel structure that's computer designed around crash-resistance,repparttar 137145 S80 achievesrepparttar 137146 coveted 5-star crash-test rating in front and side collisions, as well as a 5-star rollover-resistance rating. Contemporary Volvos are sleek, andrepparttar 137147 S80 led that Swedish revolution applied torepparttar 137148 rest ofrepparttar 137149 Volvo line, even torepparttar 137150 best-selling XC90 sport-utility vehicle. The S80 has soft lines with a gently sloping hood, steeply raked windscreen, slightly bowed roofline and coupe-like rear window.

Flared wheel wells gently wraprepparttar 137151 striking alloy wheels. Its 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine is a good workhorse and it is very quick. Fitted with an intercooled turbocharger,repparttar 137152 2.5T makes 208 horsepower but feels like more, with 236 pound-feet of torque available at a low 1500 rpm. The speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion steering givesrepparttar 137153 S80 a light touch and a steadiness inrepparttar 137154 curves. In addition to all-wheel drive,repparttar 137155 2.5T AWD comes with Volvo's Dynamic Stability and Traction Control, one ofrepparttar 137156 most sophisticated electronic stability control systems around.

The XC90 V8: A Purebred Performer with Its Supercharged Volvo Performance Parts

Written by Jenny McLane

Volvo has achieved many environmental milestones overrepparttar years. The ULEV-II certified low emission vehicles includingrepparttar 137139 XC90 V8 is another testimony to its commitment torepparttar 137140 environment. The production Volvo XC90 V8 hasrepparttar 137141 makings of purebred performer. With 311 horsepower and 325 ft.-lb. or torque at a low 3,900 rpmrepparttar 137142 Volvo XC90 stresses its position as one ofrepparttar 137143 most successful SUV models inrepparttar 137144 premium segment.

The new V8 engine marks a new turning point in Volvo Cars' history. Since 1927, it isrepparttar 137145 first V8repparttar 137146 company has produced andrepparttar 137147 Volvo XC90 isrepparttar 137148 first model to be powered byrepparttar 137149 new engine. One absolute requirement forrepparttar 137150 new V8 engine was that it had to be installed transversely inrepparttar 137151 engine compartment, just like all other Volvo engines.

A transverse engine is helpful in maintainingrepparttar 137152 frontal crumple zones inrepparttar 137153 XC90 and thus not compromise on protective safety," says Hans Wikman. For this reason, extremely compact external dimensions were essential forrepparttar 137154 new engine. This also explainsrepparttar 137155 choice of just 60 degrees betweenrepparttar 137156 two banks of cylinders -- as opposed torepparttar 137157 more conventional 90 degrees.

The XC90 V8 has an estimated 600 horsepower withrepparttar 137158 use of a massive supercharger, revised engine mapping and low restriction exhaust. That power is routed through Volvo's Haldex electronically controlled all-wheel-drive system. The system is "pre-charged" which means that power may be instantly routed torepparttar 137159 wheel withrepparttar 137160 most traction. A new 6-speed automatic "Geartonic" transmission rounds outrepparttar 137161 driveline. Volvo C90 V8 engine has compact dimensions and weighs just 418 pounds, which is necessary for low fuel consumption. It has ultra high performance alloy wheels, ultra deep front air dam, small, high intensity fog lamps, and custom fabricated wheel arches, 13-inch floating rear brakes, shod with 4-piston calipers. 15-inch floating discs with 8-piston calipers handle brake duty up front.

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