Press Release
Date of issue   Jun 26, 2013 | ID: 49816

VOLVO 760 (1982-1990)

With the 760 saloon, introduced in early 1982, Volvo entered the small group of manufacturers of prestige vehicles with superior comfort and high performance levels. With the 760 Estate, introduced in early 1985, Volvo introduced what was virtually the finest estate car in the world.


The 760 was a very distinguished car, which thanks to its uncommon rather angular design offered good interior space. The safety level was superior to both previous Volvo cars and to most competitors.


The 'basic' version of the 760GLE was powered by a developed version of the French V6 engine previously used in the 260 Series, but was later supplemented by a very fast 4-cyl. turbo version with Intercooler and with a 6-cyl. diesel version with intercooler. Thanks to good performance and low fuel consumption, the 760 offered superior comfort over long distances and an unparalleled cruising range.


The most extensive change to the 760GLE saloon took place in 1987, when the frontal appearance was changed and independent multi-link rear-wheel suspension was introduced, together with hundreds of other major changes, making this a virtually new car.




Model: 760

Produced: 183,864 (Saloon), 37,445 (Estate)

Body: 4-door saloon / 5-door estate

Engine: 4-cylinder in-line SOHC 2,316 cc or V6 2,849 cc or 2,383 cc Turbo Diesel

Transmission: 4-speed manual with electrical overdrive or 4-speed automatic

Brakes: Hydraulic, disc brakes all round

Dimensions: Overall length 478.5 cm, wheelbase 277 cm.


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Per-Åke Fröberg

Director Volvo Cars Heritage

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