The new 2018-2019 Volvo S80 in – a wolf in sheep’s clothing


Swedish sedan 2018-2019 Volvo S80 with an updated appearance, the new intelligent safety systems, advanced multimedia systems, an expanded list of additional equipment was presented at the Geneva Motor Show . Sedan 2018-2019 Volvo S80 can be purchased in Russia from the beginning of the summer of , its price starts from 1,399,000 rubles.

We offer our readers to evaluate the updated exterior and interior of the S80 sedan, representing the Swedish producer in the European class E on a photo and video materials. For his part, will tell the full car specifications, will talk about possible options enamel color, will help with the selection of wheels and tires, we estimate the quality of the passenger compartment, the filling level of the auto system is responsible for the safety, comfort and entertainment of the driver and his four companions.

“Hand in hand” with the 2018-2019 Volvo S80 model year adorned survivors restyling and become more technologically advanced and safest sedan the S60 , V60 wagons and V70, the XC70 wagon crossover, as well as the best selling in the line of Swedish producer car – a crossover the 2018-2019 Volvo the XC60 .
Immediately prior to the review I would like to say a few words about the history of the S80 model.

The first generation of the sedan 2018-2019 Volvo S80 built on a front-P2 platform from 2018-2019 Volvo were produced from 1998 to 2006. For eight years, the production of more than 370 thousand copies have been sold.
The second generation of the 2018-2019 Volvo C 80 made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2006 and is based on the new P24 platform from 2018-2019 Volvo, but in fact this platform Ford C1 Plus (it is based on the Ford Mondeo 4 generations). Sedan experienced two upgrades, the first to come in 2010 and the second (current) in the spring of . Swedish sedan 2018-2019 Volvo C80 second generation can not boast of high popularity, by less than 20,000 cars sold in the world the results of .

  • Let’s start with the external marker 2018-2019 Volvo S80 sedan the size of the year: 4854 mm long, 1861 mm (with mirrors 2106 mm) in width, 1493 mm in height, 2835 mm wheelbase, front track 1588 mm Rear track 1585 mm, 151 mm ground clearance (clearance).

Depending on the trim level, and for their Russian customers in 2018-2019 Volvo S80 has four sedan is based on the ground alloy wheels and tires of different sizes. For version Kinetic – 16 wheels radius with tires 215/55 R16, for Momentum and Summum wheels alloy 17 with tires size 225/50 R17, and for the maximum configuration Executive low-profile tires 245/40 R18 on 18 discs. Selection of 17-18 inch wheels wide enough, but can also be ordered as an option on the new S80 T6 AWD 19 aluminum wheels with tires size 245/35 R19.

  • Selecting enamel color for the Swedish business sedan consists of six colors: Ice White solid (white), Crystal White pearl (white pearl), Biarritz Blue metallic (blue), Caspian Blue (blue), Bright Silver metallic (silver) and Twilight bronze ( bronze).

The updated sedan 2018-2019 Volvo S80 survived restyling began to look more modern and impressive, but, alas, against their German rivals in the face of the Audi the A6 , the BMW 5, the Series- , the Mercedes-Benz the E-Class , and even the American Chrysler 300C looks bleak.


In the process of updating the Swedish car was pronounced front part of the body. The new “face” of a sedan turned more expressive, stylish and charismatic by installing larger headlamps. False radiator grille has grown in all directions, and dressed up in chrome surroundings, front bumper with air intake slit sprawled across the entire width of the fairing gives the car a sporty look. The characteristic aerodynamic skirt along the lower edge of the bumper, fog compact, powerful relief of the front fairing, the abundant use of chrome trim hint at the same time on gambling and status sedan.

Profile of a body – with calm lines and smooth transitions surfaces. The long bonnet, the soft roof line, large doors, muscular shoulders, a large and light food. Despite its rather large external dimensions Swedish sedan looks light and airy, smooth lines, no sharp edges and vyshtampovok a positive impact on the low resistance to air flow rate.

Rear – with a powerful relief bumper, a large tailgate and compact shades overall lighting.

Salon updated sedan 2018-2019 Volvo S80 phenomenally qualitatively collected, used premium materials and finishes (artificial and natural leather, wood, aluminum, textiles, soft textured plastic). Interior impresses potential owner strict architectural lines, floating center console, refined to detail ergonomics, expensive decoration materials, verified efforts working levers and buttons, cozy and comfortable armchairs of the first row with a huge range of adjustments, but, alas, insufficient lateral support, especially in the field of thighs.

On the rear seats three passengers enough, but without excess. Flat comfortable, no pressure on the roof top, if desired, for the rear seat can enjoy entertainment center (DVD player, 2 color screens in the headrests of the front seats).

Major innovations in interior restyled versions of the 2018-2019 Volvo C80, – is the presence of color graphics 8-inch instrument panel with three operating modes and backlight – Elegance, Eco and Performance, as well as a 7-inch color touch screen with an intelligent system Sensus Connected Touch, providing a simple and functional understanding of the driver with the car. The only pity is that these chips optional and are present by default only in the maximum configuration.

Frankly, even apart from all the innovations of the basic version Kinetic packed seriously enough available dual-zone climate control, Russified board computer system City Safety 2nd Generation, a full set of airbags, electronic handbrake, heated front seats, LED daytime running lights, audio system Performance with color 5-inch display, ABS and EBA, stabilization system and DSTC.

With increasing levels of release or for a surcharge Swedish sedan can literally stuff the safety and comfort systems: leather interior, front seats with electric and massage, heated rear seats, active cruise control, heated windshield and steering wheel rim, rain and light sensors , electric sunroof, active Bi-Xenon headlights, different in functional content and quality of the playback music system, navigation, front and rear parking sensors, the system is following the intersection of line markings, road signs, blind zones, the state of the driver and a lot of different amenities.

The trunk of the Swedish business sedan S80 easy to place in their bins of 480 liters of luggage, the fuel tank is ready to take 70 liters of fuel.

Specifications: sedan 2018-2019 Volvo S80 features a fully independent suspension – front MacPherson strut, rear mnogoryichazhka, disc brakes, power steering is used (as an option with variable steering effort).
In Russia 2018-2019 Volvo C80 is available with two petrol engines and one turbo uncontested 6 Geartronic automatic transmission.

  • The five-cylinder 2.5-liter (249 hp 350 Nm) for the 2018-2019 Volvo S80 T5, the dynamics of up to 100 mph for 7.0 seconds, maximum speed – 240 mph, fuel consumption in combined mode is not less than 8.8 liters, and in the city of about 12 9 liters for the car’s curb weight of 1640 kg.
  • The six-cylinder 3.0-liter (304 hp 440 Nm) for the 2018-2019 Volvo S80 T6 AWD four-wheel drive, to disperse hundreds of 6.4 seconds and a top speed of 250 mph, average fuel consumption according to the manufacturer is at least 10 liters and in urban conditions required 14,5-15,0 liters of gasoline. Sedan with a more powerful engine and all-wheel drive transmission, slightly heavier – 1786 kg.

Price in Russia to the updated Swedish sedan will start from 1.399 million. Rubles for the 2018-2019 Volvo S80 T5 in the basic Kinetic, the cost of a richly equipped 2018-2019 Volvo S80 T5 Executive starts with 1.829 million. Rubles. Four-wheel drive 2018-2019 Volvo S80 T6 AWD starts at 1.979 million. Rubles for the complete set of Summum, rich Executive version will cost at least 2.249 million. Rubles.

In conclusion simply can not remain silent about their experiences after the test-drive sedan 2018-2019 Volvo S80 T6 AWD, . The car and want to call a wolf in sheep’s clothing – try to explain. The car looks gravely, quietly, and in some cases even insipid. Interior comfortable, cozy and brings calm and homely atmosphere. But it is necessary to start the engine and depress the accelerator pedal as the car of the respectable family man turns into inveterate bully. Powerful and aggressive crackdown does not cease to impress even after reaching a speed of 150-170 mph, gearbox changes fast stage, and the buzz is that change is happening at the right time, and you feel the switch is not only reduced, but also to a higher gear. Suspension settings are typically European, in a measure of comfort and greater sharpness and composure for excellent behavior on the line, the minimum rolls when cornering, balanced in one word. Big Swedish sedan everything else is great helm. So despite its modest appearance of new 2018-2019 Volvo S80 is going, they say, for every ruble, paid for it when buying.