Swedish sedan Volvo S80 2014 with an updated appearance, the new intelligent safety systems, advanced multimedia systems, an expanded list of additional equipment was presented at the Geneva Motor Show 2013.
We offer our readers to evaluate the updated exterior and interior sedan S80, representing the Swedish manufacturer in the European class E photo and video materials. For his part, will tell the full specifications of the car, tell you about the options for color enamel, help with the selection of wheels and tires, to assess the quality of the cabin, the filling level of the auto system is responsible for safety, comfort and entertainment of the driver and his four companions. “Hand in hand” with the Volvo S80 2014 model year flaunted survivors restyling and become more technologically advanced and safest sedan S60, V60 wagons and V70, wagon crossover XC70, as well as the best-selling in the line of Swedish car manufacturer – crossover Volvo XC60. Immediately prior to the review I would like to say a few words about the history of the model S80.
The first generation Volvo S80 sedan built on a front-drive platform from Volvo P2 were produced from 1998 to 2006. During the eight years of production has sold more than 370,000 copies. The second generation of the Volvo C 80 made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2006 and is built on a new platform P24 from Volvo, but in fact it is a platform Ford C1 Plus (based on her Ford Mondeo 4 generations). Sedan experienced two upgrades, the first to come in 2010 and the second (current) in the spring of 2013. Swedish sedan Volvo C80, second generation can not boast of high popularity, at the end of 2012, has sold less than 20,000 cars. Let’s start with the external dimensions of the sedan Volvo S80 2014: 4854 mm long, 1861 mm (with mirrors 2106 mm) in width, 1493 mm high, 2835 mm wheelbase, front track 1588 mm Rear track 1585 mm, 151 mm ground clearance (clearance).
Depending on the trim level, and their Russian buyers for Volvo S80 2014 has four sedans based on the ground alloy wheels and tires of different sizes. For version Kinetic – radius wheels 16 with tires 215/55 R16, for Momentum and Summum alloy wheels with tires size 17 225/50 R17, and for the maximum configuration Executive low profile rubber 245/40 R18 on 18 discs. Selecting a 17-18 inch disks is quite wide, but can also be ordered as an option for the new S80 T6 AWD 19 alloy wheels with tires size 245/35 R19. Choice of color enamel for Swedish business sedan consists of six colors: Ice White solid (white), Crystal White pearl (pearl white), Biarritz Blue metallic (blue), Caspian Blue (blue), Bright Silver metallic (silver) and Twilight bronze (bronze). Updated sedan Volvo S80 2014 survived restyling began to look more modern and impressive, but, alas, against their German rivals in the face of Audi A6, BMW 5-Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and even the American Chrysler 300C looks bleak.
During the update, the Swedish car was pronounced front end. The new “face” of a sedan turned more expressive, stylish and charismatic thanks to the installation of larger headlamps. False radiator grille has grown in all directions and dressed up in chrome entourage, front bumper with air intake slot sprawled across the entire width of the fairing gives the car a sporty look. Characteristic aerodynamic skirt along the bottom edge of the bumper, fog compact, powerful relief of the front fairing, the abundant use of chrome trim hint at the same time on gambling and status sedan.
Profile of the body – with calm lines and smooth transitions of surfaces. Long hood, soft roof line, large doors, muscular shoulders, large and easy to feed. Despite its rather large external dimensions Swedish sedan looks light and airy, smooth lines, no sharp edges and vyshtampovok a positive impact on low coefficient of resistance to air flow.
Rear – with a powerful relief bumper, trunk lid and large compact shades overall lighting. Salon updated sedan Volvo S80 2014 phenomenally qualitatively collected, used premium materials and finishes (artificial and natural leather, wood, aluminum, textiles, soft textured plastic). The interior impresses potential owner strict architectural lines, floating center console, refined ergonomics to detail, expensive materials, finishes, adjusted to strengthen the work of levers and buttons, cozy and comfortable seats of the first row with a huge range of adjustments, but, alas, the lack of lateral support, particularly in the area hips.
Rear seats three passengers enough, but without excess. Sofa comfortable, no pressure on the roof top, if desired, for rear seat entertainment complex can be ordered (DVD player, two color screens in the headrests of the front seats).
The main innovations in interior restyling version Volvo C80 2014 – is the presence of color graphics 8-inch dashboard with three modes and backlight – Elegance, Eco and Performance, as well as a 7-inch color touch screen with intelligent Sensus Connected Touch, providing a simple and functional understanding of the driver with the car. The only pity is that these chips are optional and are present by default only in the maximum configuration.
Frankly, even apart from all the innovations basic version Kinetic packed seriously enough available dual-zone climate control, trip computer Russified system City Safety, 2nd generation, a full set of airbags, electronic handbrake, heated front seats, LED daytime running lights, sound system Performance with color 5-inch display, ABS and EBA, stabilization system and DSTC. With increasing levels of release or for a fee Swedish sedan can literally crammed systems of safety and comfort: leather interior, electric front seats and massage, heated rear seats, active cruise control, heated windshield and steering wheel rim, rain and light sensors , electric sunroof, active Bi-Xenon headlights, a variety of the functional content and quality music playback system, navigation, front and rear parking sensors, a system for tracking crossing the line marking, traffic signs, blind areas, the state of the driver and a lot of different amenities. Trunk of the Swedish business S80 sedan easily accommodate in their bins of 480 liters of luggage, the fuel tank is ready to take 70 liters of fuel.
Specifications: sedan Volvo S80 2014 features a fully independent suspension – MacPherson strut front, rear mnogoryichazhka, disc brakes, power steering is used (as an option with variable effort steering). In Russia Volvo C80 2014 is offered with two petrol turbo engines and one uncontested 6 automatic transmission Geartronic. The five-cylinder 2.5-liter (249 hp 350 Nm) for Volvo S80 T5, the dynamics of up to 100 mph in 7.0 seconds, top speed – 240 mph, fuel consumption in a mixed mode of at least 8.8 liters, and in about 12 9 liters for cars curb weight of 1640 kg. The six-cylinder 3.0-liter (304 hp 440 Nm) for Volvo S80 T6 AWD all-wheel drive, to disperse hundreds of 6.4 seconds, top speed of 250 mph, average fuel consumption according to the manufacturer is not less than 10 liters, and in urban conditions required 14,5-15,0 liters of gasoline. Sedan with a more powerful engine and all-wheel drive transmission slightly heavier – 1786 kg.