From Volvo press: "The all new S80 is entering an immensely tough sector where the competition is razor-sharp and the customers have very high expectations. We are now challenging the best in the segment with a very special car. It radiates what we call ‘Scandinavian Luxury', clean and elegant lines and intelligent functionality where every single detail has been designed with the user's well-being in mind," says Fredrik Arp, President and CEO of Volvo Cars.
The second-generation S80 is the first sedan model to become available with Volvo's compact, transversely fitted V8 with a power output of 315 horsepower and 440 Nm of torque. With four catalytic converters and advanced electronics, this engine, which was first introduced in the Volvo XC90, is one of the cleanest V8s on the market.
The all new S80 also showcases the introduction of an entirely new naturally aspirated six-cylinder engine, a unit so compact that it is about the same size as Volvo's five-cylinder engines. It can be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission since the camshaft drive mechanism and the ancillaries have been relocated and partially integrated into the engine block itself. The new in-line six has a displacement of 3.2 litres and it produces 238 horsepower. The maximum torque of 320 Nm provides rapid acceleration.
The engine range also includes a five-cylinder 2.5 litre turbo with 200 horsepower and 300 Nm of torque, as well as the latest generation of Volvo's in-house developed five-cylinder turbodiesel with 185 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque.
The new S80 has active Bi-Xenon headlights that turn the beam of light in the direction of the bending road to provide the best possible visibility.
The advanced PCC (Personal Car Communicator) remote control unit is a world first. PCC features a number of intelligent functions. Even before the driver gets to the car, he or she can check the security level, for example if the car is locked or whether the alarm has been activated. A heartbeat sensor warns if someone is hiding inside the car.