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Volvo S80 updated for 2014

Volvo S80 2014 frontVolvo S80 gets a little update for 2014. The new front and rear bumpers make the car look wider and lower. New rectangular Daytime Running Lights at the front give the S80 nose a more contemporary look, while the rounded off classic Volvo lights at the rear visually pull the car down to the ground. The S80 can be fitted with 19inch wheels without loss of comfort.

The petrol engine range includes six-cylinder, turbocharged 3.0-litre T6 engine with 304 hp and 440 Nm and the naturally aspirated engine 3.2-litre (243 hp and 320 Nm). The S80 is also available with the 2-litre GTDi (Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection) T5 producing 240 hp and torque of 320 Nm. There is also the 1.6-litre GTDi engine T4 with 180 hp. The diesel variants are the D5 (215 hp and 440 Nm), D4 (163 hp), D3 (136 hp) and D2 (115 hp). The fuel consumption of the D2 diesel with a manual gearbox is now 4.1l/100 km (EU Combined), which translates into CO2 emissions of 107 g/km. The corresponding figures with the automatic gearbox are 4.1 l/100km and 109 g/km. The S80 buyer can choose from three chassis types Comfort, Lowered Sport Chassis and FourC (Continuously Controlled Chassis Concept).

The HMI (Human Machine Interface) functionality Sensus is extended with the option to add intuitive all-new technology that enables connectivity and Internet in the car. The Sensus Connected Touch turns the 7-inch display into a state-of-the-art infrared, beamscanned touch screen that can be used even when wearing gloves. The driver goes online either via a carmounted 3G/4G dongle or a personal mobile phone and the features include the industry’s first indash, fully integrated, voice search Spotify application. The voiceactivation system works on all music sources connected to the Connected Touch. It is also possible to share a WiFi network with everyone in the car.

The Adaptive Digital Display, which debuted in the V40, uses an active TFT (Thin Film Transistor) crystal display to bring the driver personalised information. There are three themes to choose from: Elegance, Eco and Performance. The default mode Elegance has a classic look and layout. The Eco mode has a green colour theme and is designed to encourage and reward a fuelefficient driving style. Performance features red illumination, and a rev scale instead of the speedometer displayed in the Elegance and Eco versions.

To give drivers in cold climate extra comfort, three-spoke steering wheels can now be specified with electric heating. Cars with automatic transmission can get paddle shifters that give the driver the opportunity to shift gear manually with both hands on the wheel. Cars equipped with a rain sensor can now also get an electrically heated windscreen for rapid deicing on cold winter days.


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