An S70 'R' version was introduced in 1997 for the 1998 model year and offered the highest performance of all S70 models. The engine tuning was co-developed with Porsche, as was the transmission and other powertrain components. Sure, the 2005 V70 R is built to save lives just like every other Volvo before it, but now there's so much more to talk about. But aerodynamic advances aside, it's still a Volvo wagon as far as the unenlightened observer can see. The new car, based on the T-5R, was called the 850 R, which again came in either saloon or sport wagon editions.
Porsche also aided in designing some of the interior, such as the Alcantara seat inserts. Three buttons on the instrument panel select Comfort, Sport or Advance Sport mode, and the settings can be updated 500 times per second. An eight-way power drivers seat and dual-zone electronic climate control are standard on all models but the V70 2. The R was available with a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic transmission. Photos show curb rash and tread wear in the gallery below. A Volvo station wagon with 300 horsepower? Take your choice between a five-speed Geartronic automatic or six-speed manual transmission. The already-pleasant V70 cabin gets more so: superb sport seats, special R Line leather, blue-finished gauges, and an optional Dolby Pro Logic surround-sound system.
I wish this car would last forever! The base engine in the V70 2. R Line Volvos are equipped with standard full-time all-wheel drive, employing a Haldex differential to monitor traction and distribute power front to rear. Issues noted by the seller include degrading buttons and pixel issues for the Dolby Pro Logic sound system and a faulty pet barrier. Rockleigh, New Jersey: Volvo Cars of North America. At the Paris Motor Show in September 2002, the Swedish automaker introduced a high-performance V70 R wagon.
In fact, this is probably the time to buy one, while there are still enough good samples read: not modded, abused, etc. R Line Volvos are equipped with standard full-time all-wheel drive, employing a Haldex differential to monitor traction and distribute power front to rear. Its slalom speed of 65. A new V70 Titanium Edition has Amathea alloy wheels and silver roof rails and moldings. All in all, a nice car. Volvo Cars of North America.
Originally, it was to be called 850 Plus 5. My 2004 V70 R is a and of course a member of the second generation. Analog gauges feature blue faces while the digital odometer shows 125k miles, with 107k added by the seller over the past 12 years. The approach is similar to that of other manufacturers: Upgrade engine, handling, and braking performance in well-balanced amounts; add luxury accessories; make it look sporty inside and…. He used products fluids in her.
Like its predecessors it has a considerable turning radius - there won't be any slick maneuvers in the mall parking lot. The T-5R was renowned as a sleeper car; despite its boxy, understated appearance, it boasted a drag coefficient of 0. Besides aggressive 18-inch performance rolling stock, the chassis benefits from driver-adjustable damping Comfort, Sport, and Advanced settings and Brembo brakes. Besides aggressive 18-inch performance rolling stock, the chassis benefits from driver-adjustable damping Comfort, Sport, and Advanced settings and Brembo brakes. The mid-exhaust resonator was removed and replaced with a straight pipe section, though the original item is included.
And it's not nearly as square as it used to be. Volvo Cars of North America. The 1995 was the first Volvo branded with the R marque. The wagon handles quite well, but nobody is calling this car the most agile thing on four wheels. A new instrument panel features watch-bezel gauge surrounds, a color-coordinated steering wheel is new, and the flip-style key has integrated remote control.
At the Paris Motor Show in September 2002, the Swedish automaker introduced a high-performance V70 R wagon. We also appreciate the subtle exterior treatment and Bi-Xenon headlights. Volvo decided there should be no direct successor to the T-5R, but due to its success, Volvo decided to develop a new high-performance model. Vehicle Overview Volvos midsize V70 wagons went on sale, in mildly revised forms, as early 2004 models. The 2005 facelift saw the five-speed automatic replaced by a more modern six-speed unit. Well, my car has a few problem in the front lights. Traction control is included on front-wheel-drive models.
Take your choice between a five-speed Geartronic automatic or six-speed manual transmission. That reminds me, time for timing belt. No major problems so far. These wagons are stable on the highway and corner well enough, but they cant be called snappy in urban driving. Driving Impressions Volvos wagons are thoroughly civilized and tightly constructed and have engine choices to suit various driving needs. Volvo's high-performance vehicles are now developed by their division, although most Volvo models are offered in an R-Design trim level. The approach is similar to that of other manufacturers: Upgrade engine, handling, and braking performance in well-balanced amounts; add luxury accessories; make it look sporty inside and out; and sell in limited enough quantity to ensure an element of exclusivity.