Volvo S80

The Volvo S80 is a mid size luxury sedan produced by the Swedish automaker Volvo. It was launched in 1999 as a supplement for the Volvo 960 and S90 sedans. The very first Volvo S80 rolled off the assembly line on May 6, 1998 to much excitement. Production has been entirely handled by the Torslanda plant in Gothenburg, Sweden. Unlike many other Volvo models, the S80 did not have a station wagon version for its first generation. However, the third generation V70 wagon is now stated to be the estate version for the S80 sedan. The first generation S80 was built upon the Volvo P2 platform. In fact, more than 368,000 first generation S80s were built before the introduction of the new model. This was a very impressive showing for the first generation S80. Sales continued to be strong year after year. Given that the S80 sedan was Volvo's flagship model, it was heavily equipped with the obvious and numerous safety systems to ensure the highest standard of passenger safety. Under the hood, the S80 was initially offered with five different engines. The first engine was a 2.4-litre 140 hp 5-cylinder, the second engine was a 2.4-litre 170 5 cylinder, the third engine was a 2.9-litre 204 hp 6-cylinder, the forth engine was a 268 hp T6 and the fifth engine was a 2.5-litre D5. The 2.9 was a 2.9 L I6 engine while the T6 was powered by a twin-turbocharged 2.8 L I6. The 2001 model was graced with the introduction of the 200 hp 2.5T. Later, for the 2004 model year, the S80 came in a number of different models. It was offered as a 2.4, a 2.4D, a D5, a 2.5T, a 2.5T AWD, a 2.9, a T6 and a Bi-Fuel model. The 2.5T model has a 2.5 L I5 engine with a light-pressure turbocharger. There also was an all wheel drive version, but it was not as requested as the other models.