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Volvo S40 GEN II. 2003-2012

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Volvo S40

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.

Technical facts:
Prod. years: 2003 - 2012
Prod. volume: Awaits
Body style: 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, all-round disc brakes
Dimensions: Overall length 447 cm, wheelbase 264 cm

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