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At Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2003 a new Volvo made its debut, the S40. This second generation Volvo S40 has got a modern styling with a clear Volvo heritage. Inside the car, we find a new design language with a clear Scandinavian influence.


Volvo S40 comes with a wide range of engines, four cylinder and for the first time also five cylinder petrol engines for the medium sized Volvo cars. A four cylinder turbo diesel is also part of the programme.


The new Volvo S40 can also be equipped with an all wheel drive system.


Volvo S40 has a body with 68% more torsion stiffness than its predecessor. It has also a high level of safety with a new patented front structure which has several crumple zones.




Model: Volvo S40

Variants: AWD

Produced: 2003 –>

Volume: Production running, General specifications, Number of cars

Body: 4-door saloon

Engine: 4-cyl in-line DOHC 1.596 cc, 1.798 cc. 5-cyl in-line DOHC, 2.435, 2.521 cc or 4-cyl in-line DI Turbo Diesel 1.998 cc

Transmission: 5-speed or 6-speed manual, 5-speed automatic

Brakes: Hydraulic, disc brakes all round

Dimensions: Overall length 447 cm, wheelbase 264 cm


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