From Volvo press: Building on great success in key markets, Volvo Cars' large and exclusive sedan model - Volvo S80 - takes centre stage with far greater self-assurance than ever, the result of a more distinctive and elegant design, a more exclusive interior, a sharper chassis and upgraded engine range.
The atmosphere inside is both more comfortable and luxurious, with an increased aura of craftsmanship. The chassis and engine experts have made sure the driving experience is as exclusively attractive as the interior is. With the Executive version as well as R-design and the special long wheel-based S80L specially produced for the Chinese market is the Volvo S80 a real premium sedan.
The 315 horsepower V8 engine features Volvo's electronically controlled All-Wheel Drive. An active chassis is available as an option, contributing to the car's highly dynamic driving characteristics.
The Volvo S80 also comes with upgraded petrol engines. The six-cylinder, turbocharged T6 has a displacement of 3.0 litres and it now offers even sharper performance, thanks mainly to a reduction in internal friction. As in the all-new S60, it now offers 304 hp and no less than 440 Nm of torque. Maximum torque is achieved between 2100 and 4200 revs. This results in rapid acceleration and smooth driving properties. All-Wheel Drive is fitted as standard.
The six-cylinder 3.2-litre naturally aspirated engine has also been upgraded and features an improved crankshaft and less internal friction. It now offers 243 hp and maximum torque is 320 Nm. In order to meet US legislative requirements, there is also a PZEV (Partial Zero Emission Vehicle) variant that produces 231 hp and 300 Nm.
The new four-cylinder 2.0 GTDi (Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection) engine has a displacement of two litres and produces a generous 203 hp, with 300 Nm of torque available from 1750 rpm. There will also be a five-cylinder petrol engine as an alternative. It is fitted with a light-pressure turbocharger and produces 231 hp.
D5 with 205 hp The Volvo S80 can also be specified with the high-performance D5 engine that produces 205 horsepower and 420 Nm of torque.
New 2-litre turbodiesel D3 The new five-cylinder 2-litre turbodiesel introduced in the all-new Volvo S60 is now available throughout Volvo Cars' model range. The new five-cylinder D3 is in principle the same engine as the well-established 2.4-litre diesel, but its displacement has been reduced with a shorter stroke to optimise fuel consumption.
The injection system has a different type of piezoelectric fuel injector compared with the D5 engine. These injectors minimise consumption with exceptionally rapid and precise injection pulses under high pressure. This promotes extremely efficient combustion. In order to give the car better driving properties, the turbocharger has been fine-tuned to provide high torque from low revs.
In the Volvo S80 the newly developed 2-litre diesel engine produces 163 hp and 400 Nm of torque.