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VOLVO 480 IN PRODUCTION 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.

 

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Model: 480

Variants: 480 Turbo

480 S

Produced: 1985 -1995

Volume: 76375

Body: 2-door sporting hatchback

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

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

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

Dimensions: Wheelbase 250 cm

Misc: The 480 was the first series-produced front-wheel-drive Volvo car.

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