2011 Volvo S80 D5 1Visually, the same old
At least on the outside has been in the mid-size segment at Volvo has not changed much: He who stands before the “updated” V70, S80 and the XC70 off-road version is hardly discover major differences with the previous year. It is rather the intrinsic values, where the Swedes have done fine work. So arbeitet under the front hood as a new generation of five-cylinder diesel engines. The motto: More power, less fuel consumption. At the D5 versions with 2.4 liter displacement as the performance by 10 to 215 hp (156 kW) was increased, while consumption fell by eight percent. Officially, swallows, for example, the S80 D5 with a manual transmission just 4.9 liters diesel per 100 km. The forerunner, with a consumption of 5.3 liters in the lists. These are differences that can be on a first tour of Göteborg and its surroundings verify hardly seriously – the onboard computer was real, at least on an average of 6.1 liters, a very good value. As usual, the Volvo moves through powerful, accelerates briskly and endurance. The diesel has remained discreet and cultivated.2011 Volvo S80 D5 3Fine-tuned details
To be more precise: the Volvo engineers have developed both the camshaft and connecting rods and newly slimmed down in weight. The piston rings were optimized so that the internal engine friction is reduced, the piston cooling valves are now required and a new eco-vacuum pump reduces their effect on engine performance to a minimum. The oil pump is now integrated into the oil pan and changed the drive to chain drive. This goes along with improved fuel pump and a new operating system for the ancillaries. All models with the new diesel engine and six-speed manual transmission now also have a start-stop system on board.
2011 Volvo S80 D5 2With automatic disadvantage
That the start-stop system in the D5 is only available when manual switch provides, in terms of fuel efficiency for a significant drawback to S80 with automatic transmission. The swallows after the DIN numbers in the inner city with about two liters 8.4 liters more than the S80 with a manual transmission (6.1 liters) and the average consumption of 6.1 liters with automatic consumption per 100 km is not much better because . The pure performance lie just under the level of the middle-class competition: The sprint from standstill to 100 kph in 7.6 seconds, the Volvo creates (Audi A6 3.0 TDI: 7.2 seconds Mercedes E250 CDI: 7.7 seconds) and also adjusts the maximum speed of 230 km / H and the environment.2011 Volvo S80 D5 4

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