|Date of issue||Feb 04, 2010 | ID: 18932|
Volvo S80 - model year 2010
The refreshed Volvo S80 for model year 2010 has a tough and exclusive design, while providing top-class fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, performance, driving characteristics and comfort at the same time. All this reinforces the model's position in the premium sedan segment and satisfies customers with high demands.
The Volvo S80 is the second generation of Volvo's large prestige sedan. The S80 model is a luxurious car with an elegant and dynamic profile influenced by modern Scandinavian design. A new generation of driving and support functions together with a further enhanced body structure and advanced interior safety features, all interact to contribute to the high level of safety, both preventive and protective.
New features - the Volvo S80 2010
Please note that some systems and functions are optional.
On the outside Volvo S80 for 2010 gives a long, wide and broad impression. The grille's larger iron mark and the new brightwork (on the air intakes, the doors' lower parts and below the tail lamps) enhance the car's distinctive impression and make the front look "tougher".
Following colours will be available for the 2010 Volvo S80:
* Black Stone Solid (019)
* Ice White Solid (614)
* Silver Metallic (426)
* Black Sapphire Metallic (452)
* White Pearl (453)
* Ruby Red Pearl (454)
* Titanium Grey Pearl (455)
* Barents Blue Pearl (466)
* Magic Blue Pearl (467)
* Willow Green Metallic (471)
* Oyster Grey Pearl (472)
* Shimmer Gold Pearl (473)
* Electric Silver Metallic (477)
* Ember Black Pearl (487)
* Savile Grey Pearl (492)
* Caper Green Pearl (493)
The interior design is characterised by clean surfaces, harmonious lines, exciting contrasts and smooth function - expressions of Scandinavian design tradition that help forge a dynamic and harmonious interior atmosphere.
The Volvo S80 has a super-slim centre console similar to the one introduced earlier in Volvo's medium-segment models. In the S80, the centre console is modified to blend in seamlessly with the car's more classic and exclusive design, and it extends all the way to the rear seat.
If the car is equipped with power front seats, they can be optionally specified with upholstery in perforated and ventilated leather. Fans in the seat cushion quickly reduce cushion temperature to a pleasant level and contribute to high seating comfort. The rear seat splits and folds. The front passenger seat backrest can also be folded.
Sun curtains for the rear doors are available as an option. The sun curtains are fully integrated into the rear door panels. The sun curtains are hung on the hook in the upper edge of the door. The window can be opened without lowering the sun curtain as it is not held up by the window.
The modernised claret walnut wood inlay is an option. It gives the interior a more elegant and dynamic design. A total of nine different surfaces are offered.
The exclusive Volvo S80 Executive model's front seats, with perforated leather and massage function, have a design that provides a modern look with an obvious touch of exclusivity. There are three upholstery levels to choose from. Two of them, Off-Black and Soft Beige, are combined with the Anthracite interior colour. Soft Beige is also available in combination with the interior colour Sandstone Beige. The tunnel console has a soft leather cover, and there is a sliding aluminium panel in front of the cover. The exclusive and comfortable interior lighting, creates an harmonious atmosphere inside the car. The lighting function features two light sources in each front door. The "figure-8" ring, surrounding the front cup holders, is another detail that contributes to the characteristic interior profile. The optional cooler in the rear seat has a light that shines through the two glasses in a very characteristic manner. The front passenger seat can be adjusted from the driver's seat - and - from the rear seat as well.
Volvo Cars has a holistic approach to safety, which encompasses both preventive and protective safety. Preventive safety - the avoidance of accidents - was one of the most important starting points when the S80 was being developed. It led to the creation of an entirely new generation of advanced driving and support systems.
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) uses a radar sensor to help the driver maintain the distance to the vehicle in front. Collision Warning with Brake Support (CW) helps avoid rear-end impacts, minimising the risk of such collisions.
The Volvo S80 is also equipped with BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) and IDIS (Intelligent Driver Information System), two innovations that help the driver maintain better control over the traffic situation. BLIS registers if another vehicle is in the offset rear blind spot alongside the car and alerts the driver via a visual signal. IDIS helps stop the driver being distracted by non-essential information in pressing situations, for instance by delaying incoming phone calls or SMS.
Active Bending Lights - moving headlamp beams that follow the curvature of the road - help maintain the best possible visibility in the dark on twisting roads.
Personal Car Communicator (PCC) is an advanced control centre in pocket format. At the touch of a button, the car owner can instantly find out whether ...
... the car is locked or unlocked ...
... the alarm has been activated ...
... the alarm has been set off and someone is inside the car.
Protective safety in the Volvo S80 is structured in the form of a network of exterior and interior safety systemsand functions that interact to reduce the risk of occupant injury in the event of a collision. The exterior systems have the task of distributing and absorbing incoming collision forces so that the passenger space is preserved as intact as possible. The body is therefore built in the form of a box-section structure using varying grades of steel, with all the components interacting to provide controlled deformation.
Like the rest of the Volvo range, the Volvo S80 features a transversely installed engine and front-wheel drive. Transverse engine installation provides more deformation space in the engine compartment and helps reduce the risk of engine intrusion into the passenger compartment in a frontal collision. The larger six- and eight-cylinder engines have also been able to be installed transversely in the S80 model thanks to their extremely compact dimensions and effective packaging.
The purpose of the interior safety systems is to keep the passengers securely in place and to minimise the risk of serious injuries. In order to provide the most effective protection possible, Volvo Cars has developed a number of unique systems. Side-impact airbag makes Volvo's patented SIPS (Side Impact Protection System) even more effective. The side-impact airbags feature two separate inflation chambers - one at hip height and one at chest height. Since the hips can withstand greater impact than the chest can, the lower chamber is inflated at five times higher pressure than the upper section. The side-impact airbags interact with the inflatable curtains (IC) and the body's network of beams to protect as effectively as possible.
Volvo's system for avoiding neck injuries - WHIPS (Whiplash Protection System) - is one of the most effective on the market. In the event of a severe impact from the rear, the front seat backrest and head restraint move together with the occupant's body, thus damping its movement much like the way the arms move rearward when catching a ball. In the latest generation of WHIPS, the system's function has been further developed to provide an even smoother "catching" motion.
All five seats are equipped with three-point inertia reel safety belts, belt pre-tensioners and head restraints. The highest possible safety requires that all occupants always use their safety belts.
The Volvo S80 can be equipped with the HomeLink function. The function makes it possible to operate up to three remote controlled home devices (e.g., garage door, home alarm system, etc.) via a module integrated into the sun visor. HomeLink contributes to easy and safe access to your home
Volvo S80 is available with an advanced function that helps reducing the risk of alcohol-related traffic accidents. This function, Alcoguard, is an immobiliser that helps the driver to make a decision whether to drive or not while influenced by alcohol. However, it is ultimately the driver's responsibility to make "sober" decisions in relation to the Alcoguard function's recommendations.
Driveline and chassis
Please check "technical specifications" for detailed information and latest figures.
Like the rest of the Volvo range, the Volvo S80 has a transverse driveline and front-wheel drive, or alternatively All-Wheel Drive (AWD). The transverse engine installation permits effective space utilisation for deformation in the engine compartment and also makes it possible to create a more spacious passenger compartment.
There is a number of engine alternatives. The 3.2-litre super-compact six-cylinder in-line aluminium engine features an advanced valve train with two lift heights and a variable intake system that contributes both to good performance and considerable fuel efficiency. Several innovative solutions have also made it possible to build the engine with particularly compact overall dimensions.
The T6 engine, as it is designated, is combined with All Wheel Drive in the Volvo S80. The T6 uses twin-scroll technology and is optimised for a very sporty driving experience.
* Overboast to 320Nm
*All diesel engines have a turbo function.
A six-speed automatic Powershift gearbox is available for the Volvo S80 (read technical specifications). Powershift provides lower fuel consumption (8% lower), in comparison with other automatic gearboxes. In addition, it improves drivability.
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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.