2008 Volvo V50 R-Design

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The Volvo V50 is a thoroughly modern Sportswagon. Stylish and dynamic with typically simple Scandinavian style, yet versatile and great value compared with many other premium brands, it appeals to customers who need a Sportswagon to enhance their active lives.

The 2.5-litre T5 is available with optional five-speed Geartronic transmission and boasts four valves per cylinder and dual overhead camshafts, together with CVVT (Continuously Variable Valve Timing), to maximise torque at low engine speeds and to reduce exhaust emissions.

The performance flagship of the Volvo V50 range is the 2,521cc T5. Equipped with a light-pressure turbo, it generates a potent 230 PS at 5,000 rpm and emissions of 208 g/km. The peak torque output of 320 Nm is available all the way from 1,500 – 5,000 rpm, proving that top-end thrust need not be achieved at the expense of mid-range flexibility. The manual T5 rockets from 0-60mph in just 6.4 seconds and will reach 149mph. But despite its high performance, it still achieves an excellent 32.5mpg on the combined cycle.

Source: Volvo Press Release

Car Specs

  • Engine: 2.5L Inline 5 Turbo
  • Weight:
  • Power: 169 kW / 227 hp / 230 PS
  • 0-100 kph: 6.6 seconds
  • Torque: 320 Nm / 236 lb-ft
  • Top Speed: 240 kph / 149 mph