Press Release
Date of issue   Jun 26, 2013 | ID: 49811

VOLVO 265 (1975-1985)

When Volvo presented its news for the 1976 model year in August 1975, the programme included a new version - the Volvo 265.


For the first time, Volvo was now able to offer an estate with a 6-cylinder engine. The Volvo 265 was based on the basic design of the 245 but in combination with the comfort of a 6-cylinder engine.


With the Volvo 265, Volvo further consolidated its position as one of the leading estate car manufacturers.




Model: 265

Produced: 35,061

Body: 5-door estate

Engine: V6 SOHC, 2,664 cc, later 2,849 cc.

Transmission: 4-speed manual, 4-speed manual with electrical overdrive or 3-speed automatic.

Brakes: Hydraulic, disc brakes on all four wheels.

Dimensions: Overall length 490 cm, wheelbase 264 cm.

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