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Volvo 760 Estate/Wagon 1985 - 1990

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Volvo 760 Estate

When the Volvo 760 GLE was introduced in February 1982, it was available only as a 4-door sedan. 1985 saw the launch of the long-awaited 5-door estate car.

The 760 GLE estate car continued the tradition begun by the Volvo 265, that is to say a 6-cylinder estate car with a high equipment specification.

The 760 GLE had a modern profile with a low waistline and large glass areas. In estate car guise, the 760 featured an almost vertical tailgate - a profile which by now had become something of a hallmark of Volvo's estate cars. The new 5-door estate combined generous accommodation for passengers and luggage with an exceptionally high standard of safety.

Three engine alternatives were offered: a 2.8 litre V6, a high-performance 2.3 litre 4-cylinder turbocharged unit, and a 6-cylinder turbocharged diesel.

The 760 GLE received a substantial facelift for the 1988 model year, with an all-new front and a new instrument panel being the most noticeable features.

The Volvo 760 GLE was replaced in autumn 1990 by the Volvo 960.

Technical facts:
Prod. years: 1985 - 1990
Prod. volume: 37,445
Body style: 5-door estate
Engine: 2.3 L B23ET 173 hp (129 kW) turbo I4
2.3 L B230ET 182 hp (136 kW) turbo I4
2.3 L B230FT/FT+ 165/190 hp turbo I4
2.8 L B28F 130 hp (97 kW) V6
2.8 L B280E 170 hp (130 kW) V6
2.8 L B280F 147 hp (110 kW) V6
2.4 L D24TIC 115 hp (86 kW) turbodiesel I6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
4-speed AW71 automatic
4-speed AW72L automatic (lockup torque converter)
4-speed ZF4HP22 automatic (lockup torque converter)
Brakes: Hydraulic, disc brakes all round
Dimensions: Length
1982–1987: 480.0 cm (190 in)
1988-1990: 479.0 cm (188.4 in)

1982–1987: 175.0 cm (69 in)
1988-1990: 176.0 cm (69.3 in)

Height 143.5 cm (56.5 in), wheelbase 277.0 cm (109 in), kerb weight 1,360–1,510 kg (3,000–3,330 lb)

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