The Volvo S80 D5 SE

September 07, 2009 / by / 0 Comment

The new Volvo is coming out to be a rival to the BMW 5 Series. There are the Audi 6 and the Mercedes E-Class which are going to bring in a lot of changes for the Volvo and the way it gets marketed to the wider buyer. The current Volvo model, S80 D5 SE has a 4-door saloon with 2.5 liter 5 cylinder engine that work like twin turbo diesel, working for it. It has a transmission of six-speed manual as well as the front wheel drive.

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It is going to be a likely candidate for the large salon market but whether or not this car is for you, is left to you to find out. Though not exactly mainstream this car comes along with some fierce rivals. The Ford Mondeo and cars like the Vauxhall Insignia are the kinds to be reckoned with in case this Volvo. The Volkswagen Passat is one of the premium cars that come here as a competitor against the current car. Overall the BMW 5 Series, new Mercedes E-Class as well as the JaguarXF are some of the cars of choice that can be seen as direct rivals to the current Volvo.

If you are comfortable with the happily wafting serenity of cruising down motorways then there is going to be no fuss with this car. It is a 5-seater that can be increased with some rarity in its seating arrangement. It has a large enough boot that is powerful and makes it an effective family car of economic value. It can even be used as an executive express.

Like all Volvo cars comfort is the key line here. The big leather chains, cosseting and supportive base for the car is all in all a great aspect for it. It is like a cross continent car that can emerge out of stiffness as a really great beauty. It has got a good size but is certainly not gigantic which would have made it a bit unmanageable. It works on 250 hp D5 engine with effective reassurance, good overtaking facility, rapid progression and motorway situation. The motorway situations can be something in regards to these problems the car is facing.

The firmly fitted middle aged S80 continues to clash with the dashboard which might call for a thorough updating. It seems to be outlawed with the recent efforts which cars like Audi had done. Volvo is also proud to show off its floaty nature with the old world charm of sophisticated ways. The Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Jaguar and others are now making waves with the new-generation systems all over the place. The new generation interfaces are also common with these cars.

The car’s steering is also getting way ahead with some of the fastest speed that one can launch into. One can dive right ahead into the highway with full fledged moves and smoothness. The uncommunicative vague steering is also all about the car’s soft nature and manual gear shifting. The shift is somewhat wooly for being a B-road blaster. So even though the car comes to be of high speed and big stature it is quite the gentle thing inside which you would love to handle.

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