There is a choice available in the matter of engines; The D5 variant comes with a 2.5-litre Inline-five cylinder common rail diesel engine that delivers 202 Bhp @ 4000 rpm and a torque of 420 Nm @ 1500-3250 rpm, the 3.2L I-6 variant, as the name explains, plays host to a 3.2-litre Inline-six cylinder petrol engine that generates 235 Bhp @ 6200 rpm and a torque of 320 Nm @ 3200 rpm and finally the V-8 variant with its 4.4-litre V-8 petrol engine that cranks out 311 Bhp @ 5959 rpm and a torque of 440 Nm @ 3950 rpm. All these variants have a six-speed Geartronic automatic transmission D5 is also offered with a manual transmission. The D5 and 3.2L I-6 variants come in a front-wheel-drive configuration with the option of an all-wheel-drive configuration, while the 4.4L V-8 variant comes standard with an all-wheel-drive system. The D5 variant accelerates from 0 to 100 km in 8.5 seconds, the 3.2-liter engine accelerates from 0 to 100 km in 7.9 seconds and the V-8 engine accelerates from 0 to 100 km in just 6.5 seconds.
Design And Comfort
The front of the S80 has a chrome trimmed black grille embedded with a Volvo badge flanked by elegantly designed headlights. Fog and cornering lamps in the front spoiler improve the visibility in low visibility scenarios like heavy rain or fog. The triangular shaped red tail lamps and chrome-tipped dual exhaust outlets make the rear end truly unique. The S80 offers a wide range of wheel choices with 17" and 18" alloy wheels and the customer can actually choose among the many options.
Interiors are done up superbly. The seats are extremely comfortable. For driver's comfort the steering is designed telescoping. The rear seats are spacious. An awesome addition is Volvo's advanced communication and navigation systems which features a dual band integrated GSM phone, an RTI navigation system and a Bluetooth hands-free system. The S80 also boasts of a cabin filter system, an interior air quality system, a power glass sunroof, multifunctional power adjustable heated door mirrors, heated front seats, leather upholstery, high performance audio system that includes RDS radio, 8-speakers, and an MP3 and WMA compatible CD player.
Ride And Handling
The ride is as smooth as it can. Steering is easy and responsive. As a matter of fact, S80 uses a speed dependent power steering system to regulate the amount of power the driver needs. Steering is firm and quick at highway speeds and light and effortless during parking or movement in slow traffic. The S80 comes with Volvo's continuously controlled chassis concept (Four-C) suspension system that offers three distinctive driving modes: comfort, sport, or advanced. Further, the Four-C suspension system interacts with the dynamic stability and traction control (DSTC) system, the engine, the brake, and the steering to promote your chosen handling style.
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The all new S80 is the first Volvo model to feature Adaptive cruise control (ACC) with Collision Warning and Brake Support (CWBS). Also included are top-of-the line safety features such as DSTC anti-skid system, an anti-lock braking system (ABS) with hydraulic brake assist (HBA). The ready alert brakes (RAB), a side impact protection system (SIPS), dual-stage airbags, driver and front passenger dual-chamber side airbags and a whiplash protection system (WHIPS). The keyless button controlled ignition coupled with engine immobilizer is an added bonus. All panels and door sides are crafted with energy-absorbing materials to minimize the risk of injury in case of emergency situations. A park assist camera is mounted in the boot lid that enhances the field of vision behind the car.
Volvo S80 Price, Variants And Color
The S80 is available in 3 variants; Volvo S 80 D5 is priced at Rs 38, 00,000 while Volvo S 80 3.2 Petrol costs Rs 39, 00,000 and the Volvo S 80 V8 AWD is pegged at Rs 40, 10,000.( all prices ex-showroom, Delhi). The S80 is available in nine shades; namely Ice White, Silver Metallic, Electric Silver Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic, Black Stone, Titanium Grey, Oyster Grey Metallic, White Metallic and Ruby Red Metallic.
Volvo S80 Mileage
Embedded with a plethora of advanced technologies, Volvo S80 fetches an average mileage of 12-15 km/l on diesel and 7-10 km/l on petrol versions, respectively.