Press Release
Date of issue   Jun 27, 2013 | ID: 49830

VOLVO 480 (1985-1995)

The Volvo 480ES was launched in 1985 and production commenced in 1986. The Volvo 480 ES played an important role as being the first series-produced front-wheel-drive Volvo car. It was equipped with a transverse installed 4-cyl. engine.

 

The 480ES (which was also marketed under the designations 480S and 480 Turbo) was a closed sports car with four seats, having a rear design which was influenced by the classic 1800ES of the early 1970s.

 

The frontal appearance was unique with pop-up headlights, and resembled no previous Volvo car.

 

MODEL SPECIFICATIONS

 

Model: 480

Variants: 480 Turbo, 480 S

Produced: 76,375

Body: 2-door 4-seater sporting hatchback

Engine: 4-cylinder in-line, 1,721 cc SOHC with or without turbo or 1,998 cc SOHC.

Transmission: 5-speed manual, 4-speed automatic.

Brakes: Hydraulic, disc brakes front and drums rear or discs all round

Dimensions: Wheelbase 250 cm

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.