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Enhanced Performance, Style In 2005 Volvo V70


For immediate release



Performance highlights:

  • T5 receives a new 2.4-litre (replacing 2.3-litre) 5-cylinder turbocharged engine delivering 257 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque (up 10 horsepower and 15 lb.-ft.)
  • New T5 turbocharger derived from high performance R vehicles
  • T5 adds variable intake valve timing to variable exhaust valve timing
  • Optional 6-speed manual transmission for T5
  • New electronic controls for 5-speed automatic with Geartronic on T5 for faster gear changes
  • T5 equipped with larger brake discs
  • New second-generation Four-C system available on T5 (previously only on S80, S60 R, V70 R)


Exterior highlights:

  • New headlights with clear plastic lenses and high-pressure washers (replacing wipers)
  • Clear lens taillights
  • New colour-coordinated bumpers, door and lower sill mouldings
  • New bumper design with changeable corner protection mouldings with chrome inlays
  • New “waterfall” shaped grill
  • New flat-blade windshield wipers
  • Water-repellent coating to side mirrors (side windows optional)
  • Five new alloy wheel designs
  • Two new colours


Interior highlights:

  • New generation Volvo seats
  • Practical tunnel console with multifunctional armrest
  • New centre stack
  • Available Dolby Pro-Logic II 5.1 Surround Sound System (standard on R) with 13 speakers, amplifier, in-dash 6-CD changer producing 325-watts of output
  • Available 150-watt rear subwoofer
  • New front door grab handles
  • Cloth-covered A-pillars and sun visors
  • Sport seats with optional Sport Package
  • Sport leather / T-Tec split upholstery on T5


2005 MSRP:

  • 2.4 (5MT) – $38,495
  • 2.4 (5AT) – $39,995
  • 2.5T (5AT) – $42,495
  • 2.5T AWD (5AT) – $44,995
  • T5 (6MT) – $46,495
  • T5 (5AT) – $49,495
  • R (6MT) – $60,995
  • R (5AT) – $62,495
V70 (2007), Safety, Interior, Technology, 2005
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