Volvo S80 II. 2008 - 2016
History of the Volvo Car
A number of exterior design cues reinforce the sophisticated contemporary presence of the Volvo S80. The flagship sedan radiates elegant design and attention to detail. The S80 is available with two four-cylinder engines from the Drive-E engine family: the turbo diesel D4 and the petrol turbo T5. Fuel consumption is down to 3.9 l/100 km (102 g CO2 per km) in the D4 version.
Wider and Lower
The front and rear bumpers create a ‘stretched' effect to make the S80 look wide and low. The rectangular Daytime Running Lights at the front give the nose a 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 expressive 19-inch wheels without loss of comfort. Model year 2016 news include new wheels (17”, 18” and 19”).
It is the attention to detail that gives the S80 its enhanced sophistication, with interior detailing including jewellery knobs and a frameless rear-view mirror.
Luxury interior package
The Inscription Package features a complete luxury upgrade of the interior. This includes Inscription Soft Leather upholstery, leather instrument panel, soft leather on the Inscription embroidered head rests, soft leather centre arm rest, unique floor mats and tread plates with Inscription logo.
There is also a selection of single Inscription features, such as a Dark Walnut deco inlay and 19-inch, ten-spoke Bor wheels.
CHASSIS & POWER TRAINS
Choice of three chassis
The S80 buyer can choose from three chassis types - Comfort, Lowered Sport Chassis and Four-C (Continuously Controlled Chassis Concept).
T5 with 245 hp
The four-cylinder Drive-E engine T5 has 245 hp and 350 Nm of torque. Fuel consumption with the 8-speed automatic is 6,4 l/100 km (149 g/km) in the S80.
D4 at 102 g/km
The D4 Drive-E engine comes with 181 hp and 400 Nm of torque. The engine features world-first i-ART technology that helps to cut fuel consumption. With pressure feedback from each fuel injector instead of using a traditional single pressure sensor in the common rail, i-ART makes it possible to continuously monitor and adapt fuel injection per combustion in each of the four cylinders. Fuel consumption in an S80 D4 with manual gearbox is down to 3.9 l/100 km, translating into CO2 emissions at 102 g/km. Fuel consumption with the 8-speed automatic is 4,3 l/100 km (113 g/km) in the S80.
Adaptive Digital Display
The Adaptive Digital Display 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 Digital Display theme colours are also echoed in the connected infotainment system Sensus Connect. It features a refreshed user interface with a number of innovative functions offering customers a fully connected experience.
The cloud-based services allow the driver to find and pay for parking from the car, discover new restaurants at the destination, stream favourite music seamlessly and much more. The driver can also have text messages read out aloud without taking hands off the wheel.
The brand new app Connected Service Booking is only the first step in making the dealer workshop fully integrated into the digital eco-system. The car will not only tell the driver when it’s time for service but also suggest an appointment at the Volvo dealership.
The Bluetooth mobile phone service allows hands-free phone conversations as well as music streaming from a preferred Bluetooth enabled portable music player.
Sensus - always on call?
One of the most widely appreciated features related to the Sensus offer, Volvo On Call, allows Volvo drivers to communicate directly with their car via a smartphone application to lock, unlock, check fuel levels, pre-heat, pre-cool, locate and check mileage on the car.
For 2015 Volvo On Call will be updated, adding a completely new graphical user interface, enhanced send to car capabilities, diagnostics views and smartwatch support for Android Wear, Apple Watch, iPad support and also voice control via Cortana for Windows Phone.
Premium Sound system
The Sensus family also includes a top-of-the-line Premium Sound system with a 5x130W amplifier with the next-generation sound enhancement software Dirac Live and up to 12 loudspeakers, including a long-throw woofer for enhanced bass, soft dome tweeters for soft highs and large mid-range centre and door speakers.
With the Premium Sound system by Harman Kardon the driver can enjoy an immersive sound stage with improved bass performance, while being able to turn up the volume with full audio clarity.
Heated steering wheel and paddle shifters
To give drivers in cold climate extra comfort, three-spoke steering wheels can 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 de-icing on cold winter days.
SAFETY AND SUPPORT
IntelliSafe, Volvo's blanket name for all active safety systems, is an important part of the driver-centric approach in the S80.
Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection technology
New advanced software, including more rapid vision processing made it possible to extend Volvo Cars' detection and auto brake technology to cover certain cyclist situations as well.
The Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection with full auto brake is equipped with an advanced sensor system that scans the area ahead. If a cyclist heading in the same direction as the car suddenly swerves out in front of the car as it approaches from behind and collision is imminent, there is an instant warning and full braking power is applied. The technology also detects if a pedestrian steps out into the road in front of the car. If the driver does not respond in time, the car can warn and automatically activate the brakes.
City Safety - active up to 50 km/h
The S80 features a City Safety system that is active at speeds up to 50 km/h. The car automatically brakes if the driver fails to react in time when the vehicle in front slows down or stops - or if the car is approaching a stationary vehicle too fast.
Active High Beam Control - more relaxed driving in the dark
The Active High Beam Control helps the driver use high beam more efficiently. It offers automatic switching between high and low beam at the right moment.
Road Sign Information - an extra "eye" on the traffic environment
Road Sign Information supports the driver by displaying road signs in the instrument display. Road Sign Information can be combined with the Speed Alert function, which provides the driver with a visual warning in the speedometer if the speed limit is exceeded.
The second generation of the S80 unveils at the Geneva Motor Show in 2006, now on a completely new architecture developed in cooperation with Ford, the EuCD platform. The S80 now gets the 4.4 litre, 315 hp, V8 first introduced in the XC90 SUV two years earlier, combined with all wheel drive.
Production of a long wheel base version, the S80 L, begins in Chongqing in China.
After 177 377 cars made of Gen II, the production of the S80 is ended in May 2016 and the last manufactured car is transferred to the Volvo Museum.
Another 46 478 cars of the stretched S80 L version, built and sold in China only, were made.