Volvo V40: Things To Check First Before Paying For The Car

Volvo V40 - The affordable car

Volvo V40 comes in the form of five door hatchback, got unveiled in the year 2012 at the Geneva motor show. It has a smart cabin and high quality standard equipment with strong and smooth engines. It is put on sale since May (2012) in Europe and since August in UK.

History of V40

Chris Benjamin designed V40 and it remains to be last Volvo designed by Peter Horbury. It was constructed over the modified version of Ford C1 that Volvo C30 used earlier, with variation in power steering as well as revised spring, damper settings etc. V40 is a replacement of S40 as well as V50.

The style of engine is taken from the present Volvo models. It has two engines (petrol) one producing 150 or 180 hp depending on the specifications. A Volvo with 2.5 litre produces 254 hp with diesel engines. There is Ford Duratorq carrying 1.6 litre that produce 115 hp and l5 Volvo (2.0 litre diesel engine) in 2 versions 177 and 150 hp.

Volvo V40 is perfectly suited for 21st century based on economic values. In few countries, V40 T5 produces 213 hp using 2.0 litre at 6000 rpm or from 2,700-5,000 rpm at 300nm. The car is known for its Executive Hatch and has been awarded at Scottish car awards that were held in 2012 in Glasgow.

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Technical Characteristics of Volvo V40

Technical Characteristics of 2000 Volvo V40 1.8 produced by Volvo (SE).

Body Type Estate (station wagon; shooting brake) 5 doors / 4 seats
Weight 1355 Kg
Length 4516 mm
Height 1425 mm
Wheelbase 2562 mm
Front Track 1472 mm
Rear Track 1474 mm
Ground Clearance n/a
Fuel Capacity 60 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment transverse
Drive Wheels Front wheel drive
Steering n/a
Fuel Supply System EFi
Max Power 108HP (79 kW) @ 5800 rpm
Max Torque 145Nm @ 4000 rpm
CO2 Emissions n/a
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 1783 cc
Bore 83 mm
Stroke 82 mm
Cam Design DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)
Cylinders 4 INLINE
Valves per cylinder 4
Total Valves 16
Compression Ratio n/a
Aspiration Normal
Front Brakes n/a
Rear Brakes n/a
Standard Wheels n/a
Standard Tyres n/a
Suspension Front n/a
Suspension Rear n/a
Transmission manual
Number of gears 5
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h 10.5 seconds
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City 11.9 l/100km
Road 6.7 l/100km
Mixt 8.6 l/100km