Press Release
Date of issue   Jun 26, 2013 | ID: 49777

VOLVO PV650-2 (1929-1933)

The first six-cylinder Volvo engine was ready in 1929. The first car to be equipped with this DB engine was the PV651. The engine had a capacity of just over 3 litres and the output was a modest 55 bhp. It had the luxury of a fully-balanced crankshaft, and it was a strong and flexible unit, two properties that characterise the in-line six as a technical design.

 

The PV651 and its successor, the PV652, were both longer and wider than previous Volvo cars. All four wheels were given four-wheel brakes as standard, either mechanically (PV651) or hydraulically (PV652) operated.

 

MODEL SPECIFICATIONS

 

Model: PV651

Variants: PV652, PV650 Chassis, 650 Special

Produced: 2,382

Body: Saloon or convertible.

Engine: In-line, 6-cylinder with side valves; 3,010 cc; 76.2x110 mm; 55 bhp at 3,000 rpm.

Transmission: 3-speed, non-synchromesh 

Media Contacts

 

Per-Åke Fröberg

Director Volvo Cars Heritage

Volvo Car Group

 

Phone: +46 31 3257654

Mobile: +46 31 3257654

per-ake.froberg@volvocars.com

 

   
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Descriptions and facts in this press material relate to Volvo Car Group's international car range. Described features might be optional. Vehicle specifications may vary from one country to another and may be altered without prior notification.