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Volvo V50 2004–2012

Volvo V50
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Overview
Manufacturer Volvo Cars
Production 2004–2012
Model years 2004–2012
Assembly Belgium: Ghent (VCG)
Malaysia: Shah Alam (SMA)
South Africa: Pretoria
Body and chassis
Class Compact / Small family car (C)
Body style 5-door station wagon
Layout Front engine,
front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive
Platform Volvo P1 platform
Related Volvo S40
Mazda3
Powertrain
Engine Petrol: Global:
1.6L I4 (100 hp)
1.8L I4 (125 hp)
2.0L I4 (145 hp)
2.4 L I5 (140 hp)
Global and North America:
2.4 L I5 (168 hp)
2.4 L T5 turbocharged I5 (230 hp)
Diesel: (not available in North America)
1.6L I4 (109 hp)
2.0L I4 (136 hp)
2.4L D5 turbocharged I5 (180 hp)
Flexifuel:
1.8L I4 (125 hp)
Transmission 5-speed Volvo M56 manual
6-speed Volvo M66 manual
5-speed Aisin AW55-50 automatic
6-speed Aisin TF-80SC automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,640 mm (103.9 in)
Length 2005–2007: 4,514 mm (177.7 in)
2008–2012: 4,522 mm (178.0 in)
Width 2005–2010: 1,770 mm (69.7 in)
2011–2012: 2,022 mm (79.6 in)
Height 2005–2007: 1,452 mm (57.2 in)
2008–2012: 1,457 mm (57.4 in)
2008–2012 AWD: 1,460 mm (57.5 in)
Curb weight 1,445–1,520 kg (3,186–3,351 lb) (FWD)
1,560–1,590 kg (3,440–3,510 lb) (AWD)
Chronology
Predecessor Volvo V40 (1995–2004)
Successor Volvo V40 (2013-)
 
2004–2007 Volvo V50 2.4i (US)

Volvo Cars introduced the Volvo V50 at the 2003 Bologna Motor Show as the station wagon version of the Volvo S40 small family car—manufacturing both models at their facility in Ghent, Belgium.

Sharing the Ford C1 platform with the European Ford Focus and the Mazda 3, the V50 featured interior "theatre" lighting, a floating center stack and "Volvo Intelligent Vehicle Architecture". The V50 T5 AWD featured four-wheel drive and a straight-5 2.5-litre petrol engine with a light-pressure turbocharger, four valves per cylinder and a DOHC design with variable camshaft timing—providing 220 PS (162 kW; 217 hp) and 320 N·m (236 lb·ft) of torque. Diesel options were available in Europe, including a 2.4 Litre turbocharged D5 diesel engine which provided 180 PS (132 kW; 178 hp) and 350 N·m (258 lb·ft) of torque.

Within the United States, Volvo limited sales of the V50 PZEV cars to states where it was required, including California, Florida, Vermont, Connecticut, Arizona, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, Oregon, Maine, New Jersey, Rhode Island, New Mexico and Washington.

Volvo Cars Special Vehicle produced a concept car based on the V50, the V50 SV, whose engine produces 340 hp (254 kW), and debuted at the 2004 Specialty Equipment Market Association tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada.

History

 
2008-2010 Volvo V50
 
2011 Volvo V50 R-Design (Europe)

For the 2008 model year, the V50 received revised front styling, minor modifications to the interior, optional active xenon headlights, audio systems, increased power and torque of the T5 engine, availability of the D5 with a 6-speed manual and a 1.8 Flexifuel engine.

For 2009, the V50 T5 was available in the US only as an automatic AWD model with the "R-Design" trim package, and within Europe with both manual and automatic options.

As of the 2010 model year, the D5 inline-5 diesel engine was no longer available; only the 1.6l and 2.0l diesel inline-4 units could be specified.

In 2010, the new, larger, circular Volvo logo appeared on the front grille, in the US, a manual transmission was briefly available with the T5 AWD version. In North America the naturally aspirated 5-cylinder engine, all-wheel drive, and manual transmission were all dropped for the 2011 model year, leaving only the automatic, front-wheel drive T5 in base and R-Design trims. The 2011 model year was the last for the V50 in the United States and Canada.

V50 sales

Calendar year United States Canada Sweden Global
2004       47,743
2005       83,202
2006       75,885
2007       62,348
2008       62,085
2009       54,062
2010       56,098
2011       45,970

Total produced: 519,007 2003-2012 (as of 31 December 2012)

Engines

Petrol engines
Model Engine code Model year(s) Power Torque @rpm Displacement Comment
1.6 B4164S2 B4164S3 2005-2012 100 PS (74 kW; 99 hp) @6000 150 N·m (110 lb·ft) @4000 1,596 cc (97.4 in3) I4 v16 Multipoint fuel injection
1.8 B4184S2 B4184S11 2005-2010 125 PS (92 kW; 123 hp) @6000 165 N·m (122 lb·ft) @4000 1,798 cc (109.7 in3) I4 v16 Multipoint fuel injection
1.8F Flexifuel B4184S2 B4184S8 2008-2010 125 PS (92 kW; 123 hp) @6000 165 N·m (122 lb·ft) @4000 1,798 cc (109.7 in3) I4 v16 Multipoint fuel injection (E85 compatible)
2.0 B4204S5 B4204S3 2004-2012 145 PS (107 kW; 143 hp) @6000 185 N·m (136 lb·ft) @4500 1,999 cc (122.0 in3) I4 v16 Multipoint fuel injection
2.0F Flexifuel B4204S4 2011-2012 145 PS (107 kW; 143 hp) @6000 185 N·m (136 lb·ft) @4500 1,999 cc (122.0 in3) I4 v16 Multipoint fuel injection (E85 compatible)
2.4 B5244S5 2004-2010 140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp) @5000 220 N·m (160 lb·ft) @4000 2,435 cc (148.6 in3) I5 v20 Multipoint fuel injection
2.4i B5244S4 2004-2010 170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp) @6000 230 N·m (170 lb·ft) @4400 2,435 cc (148.6 in3) I5 v20 Multipoint fuel injection
T5 B5254T3 2005-2008 220 PS (162 kW; 217 hp) @5000 320 N·m (240 lb·ft) @1500-4800 2,521 cc (153.8 in3) I5 v20 Turbo Multipoint fuel injection
T5 B5254T7 2008-2012 230 PS (169 kW; 227 hp) @5000 320 N·m (240 lb·ft) @1500-5000 2,521 cc (153.8 in3) I5 v20 Turbo Multipoint fuel injection
Diesel engines
Model Engine code Model year(s) Power Torque @rpm Displacement Comment
1.6D D4164T 2005-2010 109 PS (80 kW; 108 hp) @4000 240 N·m (180 lb·ft) @1750 1,560 cc (95.2 in3) I4 v16 Turbo Multipoint direct fuel injection
1.6D DRIVe D4164T 2005-2010 109 PS (80 kW; 108 hp) @4000 240 N·m (180 lb·ft) @1750 1,560 cc (95.2 in3) I4 v16 Turbo Multipoint direct fuel injection
D2 D4162T 2011-2012 115 PS (85 kW; 113 hp) @3600 270 N·m (200 lb·ft) @1750 1,560 cc (95.2 in3) I4 v8 Turbo Common rail direct injection
D2 DRIVe D4162T 2011-2012 115 PS (85 kW; 113 hp) @3600 270 N·m (200 lb·ft) @1750 1,560 cc (95.2 in3) I4 v8 Turbo Common rail direct injection
2.0D D4204T 2004-2010 136 PS (100 kW; 134 hp) @4000 320 N·m (240 lb·ft) @2000 1,997 cc (121.9 in3) I4 v16 Turbo Multipoint direct fuel injection
2.0D (France) D4204T2 2005-2006 133 PS (98 kW; 131 hp) @4000 320 N·m (240 lb·ft) @2000 1,997 cc (121.9 in3) I4 v16 Turbo Multipoint direct fuel injection
D3 D5204T5 2011-2012 150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp) @3500 350 N·m (260 lb·ft) @1500-2750 1,984 cc (121.1 in3) I5 v20 Turbo Common rail direct injection
D4 D5204T 2011-2012 177 PS (130 kW; 175 hp) @3500 400 N·m (300 lb·ft) @1500-2750 1,984 cc (121.1 in3) I5 v20 Turbo Common rail direct injection
D5 D5244T8 2006-2010 180 PS (132 kW; 178 hp) @4000 350 N·m (260 lb·ft) @1750-3250 2,400 cc (146.5 in3) I5 v20 Turbo Multipoint direct fuel injection
2.4D (Belgium) D5244T9 2007-2008 163 PS (120 kW; 161 hp) @5500 340 N·m (250 lb·ft) @1750-2750 2,400 cc (146.5 in3) I5 v20 Turbo Multipoint direct fuel injection
D5 (Belgium) D5244T9 2009-2010 163 PS (120 kW; 161 hp) @4000 340 N·m (250 lb·ft) @1750 – 3000 2,400 cc (146.5 in3) I5 v20 Turbo Multipoint direct fuel injection
D5 D5244T13 2009-2010 180 PS (132 kW; 178 hp) @4000 400 N·m (300 lb·ft) @2000 – 2750 2,400 cc (146.5 in3) I5 v20 Turbo Multipoint direct fuel injection
 

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