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Volvo S40, V40

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With the S40, Volvo offered the same comfort and safety levels in compact size as the drivers of the larger 850 had already enjoyed for some years.

Soon, the two original versions (with 1.8 and 2.0 litre engines) were supplemented with new economic and exciting models. From the fuel-thrifty turbodiesel version to the high-performance T4 (200 bhp) performance S40 model, a worthy successor to classic performance Volvos like the PV544 Sport, the P1800 and the 240 Turbo.

However, the S40 has not only become popular on regular roads - it has also become a spectacular racing car, its most remarkable success notched up when Richard Rydell won the BTCC (British Touring Car Championship) in his S40 1998. The S40 has also been quite successful in the STCC (the Swedish Touring Car Championship).

In 2000, the S40 was successfully introduced in North America.

Technical Specifications
Model: S40
Produced: 1995-2004

Volume: 352910
Body: 4-door saloon
Engine: 4-cylinder in-line DOHC 1,587 1,948 cc, and 4-cylinder in-line OHC 1,870 cc Turbo Diesel
Transmission: 5-speed manual, 4- or 5-speed automatic.
Brakes: Hydraulic, disc brakes all round
Dimensions: Wheelbase 256 cm

The Volvo V40 is mechanically identical to the S40 model, but has (in traditional Volvo style) been further developed into a compact estate car, offering the same comfort, safety and performance levels as the S40, but with the added flexibility obtained through an estate car body.

Like the S40, the V40 is available in a very large number of versions, adapted to the individual requirements of the customer who enjoys Volvo characteristics in a compact car.

Technical Specifications
Model: V40

Produced: 1995-2004

Volume: 423491
Body: 5-door estate
Engine: 4-cylinder in-line DOHC 1,587 1,948 cc, and 4-cylinder in-line OHC 1,870 cc Turbo Diesel
Transmission: 5-speed manual, 4- or 5-speed automatic.
Brakes: Hydraulic, disc brakes all round
Dimensions: Wheelbase 256 cm

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 Specifications
Model: Volvo S40
Variants: AWD
Produced: 2003-2012

Volume: Production running
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

Source: Volvo Car Corporation.


Background history of the S40

Register Keeper's reports. hispage contains a series of articles of technical and general interest by theclub official who specialises in this particular Volvo.

Volvo Brochures. These containtechnical and general specifications.

S40/V40 Range. Information on the S40/V40 range

S40 T4 On Test. Report on the T4 by club official Chris Wickers

The KALMAR UNION 1397. 850/S70/V70/S40/V40 Performance Tuning in the UK

TME. Swedish site offering high performance products for many of the newer Volvo models, 850, 70 and 40 Series

Ticking noise. Cause and cure

Manual gearbox problem. Some models have stiff 1st or reverse gear. Cause and cure

Superchips. Improve the performance of your car with a new ECU chip.

Headlamp bulb problem. Problem with headlamp bulbs on year 2000 MK11 models

Limited Edition Sports Pack S40 and V40

S40 Technical Specifications. Dated August 2002

Service light reset. For 1999 models

B4164S engine

Volvo Bi-Fuel Cars

S40 Phase 2

V40 Phase 2

2004/5 S40 Review by Fleet News

Model Year 2004/5 S40 launch Press Kit

The Truth about Dalaro Brochure. Dated 2004

TWR S40 technical specifications

Accessories for the current range of cars.

Special Tools for the 2004/5 model. Dated 2004

V40 Technical Specifications. Dated September 2004

S40 V40 Dynamic Stability Assistance (DSA) Diagram

Free Form Headlights Diagram. S40 T4, V40 T4

S40 Servo Problem - 1995-97

FlexiFuel B4184S8 Engine info (PDF)

S40 and V40 Owners Manuals

S40 S70 S90 Overview 1997

V40 V70 V90 Overview 1997

S40 Specifications 1997

V40 Specifications 1997

Volvo 2001. Photos, Specifications, Prices and Options for the 2001 year model.

Volvo 2002. hotos, Specifications, Prices and Options for the 2002 year model.

S40 MY 2005 Full Details. Dated May 2004

Volvo 2003 USA. Photos, Specifications, Prices and Options for the 2003 year model.

V40 2003 UK. Full details of the UK V40 2003 year model.

S40 2003 UK. Full details about the UK S40 2003 year model.

S40 2003 specifications. 2003.

2004 S40 Specifications. Dated September 2003

Technical Specifications for 2005 Model Year Cars

S40 MY 2006 Full Details.

Technical Specifications for 2006 Model Year Cars

Full product specifications for 2007 Model Year Cars

S40 Model Year 2008 technical specifications (PDF)

S40 Model Year 2008 Prices and Specifications (PDF)

S40 Model Year 2008 UK (PDF)

S40 Model Year 2008 USA (PDF)

S40 Model Year 2009 UK Prices and Specifications (PDF) (Pub: May 2008)

S40 Model Year 2009 UK Prices and Specifications (PDF) (Pub: August 2008)

S40 Model Year 2009 UK Prices and Specifications (PDF) (January 2009)

S40 Model Year 2009 US Specifications

S40 Model Year 2010

S40 Model Year 2011

Volvo V40 Model Year 2014

Volvo V40 Model Year 2015

Volvo V40 Model Year 2016

Volvo Cars Gives The New Face Of Volvo To The V40.

Volvo V40 Model Year 2017

Volvo V40 Model Year 2018

Volvo V40 Volvo V40

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