Volvo S40: A Smart Buy

The Compact Executive car from Volvo

If you are looking for a compact executive car then Volvo S40 can be the best choice for you. It is one of the best five door hatchback cars launched in 2012.

History of Volvo S40

The first generation S40 was named as a Saloon and V40 as Versatility and estate cars and was launched in the year 1995. The second generation came in the year 2004 and was an estate’s variant and was named as V50. A new range of engines was made available for the popular 2011 model.

Performance, Power & Capacity of Volvo S40

- There is a wide range of engines that is available that includes three petrol engines called as 1.6, 2.0 and T5. The T5 is available with front-wheel drive and comes with automatic transmission.

- It is also available with four Diesel engines and those are the new D2, D3, D4 and the existing DRIVe.

- It also comes with a 2.0 Flexible-Fuel engine that can run with normal petrol or E85 which is ethanol-petrol mixture.

- The 2.0, T5, D2, D3 and D4 are Euro 5 emission standard compliant and the rest of the models are Euro 4 compliant.

Unique features of Volvo S40

- The DRIVe model consists of a Start-Stop system which consumes very less fuel and has very less emissions.

- The D2 model uses a 6-speed gearbox and is very smooth and reliable.

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Technical Characteristics of Volvo S40

Technical Characteristics of 2007 Volvo S40 T5 Automatic produced by Volvo (SE).

Body Type Saloon (sedan) 4 doors / 4 seats
Weight n/a
Length 4476 mm
Height 1454 mm
Wheelbase 2640 mm
Front Track 1535 mm
Rear Track 1531 mm
Ground Clearance 135 mm
Fuel Capacity 62 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment transverse
Drive Wheels Front wheel drive
Steering rack & pinion PAS
Fuel Supply System SFI
Max Power 230HP (169 kW) @ 5000 rpm
Max Torque 320Nm @ 1500 rpm
CO2 Emissions 224 g/Km
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 2521 cc
Bore 83 mm
Stroke 93 mm
Cam Design DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)
Cylinders 5 INLINE
Valves per cylinder 4
Total Valves 20
Compression Ratio 9:1
Aspiration Turbo
Front Brakes VeDi
Rear Brakes Di-S-ABS
Standard Wheels n/a
Standard Tyres 205/50 R 17 W / 205/50 R 17 W
Suspension Front I.MS.CS.ARB.
Suspension Rear I.CS.ARB.
Transmission automatic
Number of gears 5
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h 7.2 seconds
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City 13.7 l/100km
Road 6.9 l/100km
Mixt 4.9 l/100km