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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 3.2L FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 3.2L 16 24 $36,383 $38,705
4-Door Sedan AWD 3.0L Turbo 16 24 $39,522 $42,045
4-Door Sedan AWD 4.4L 15 23 $45,765 $49,210
4-Door Sedan 528i RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 528i 17 27 $41,030 $44,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 528xi 17 25 $43,055 $46,800
4-Door Sedan RWD 535i 17 26 $45,815 $49,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 535xi 17 25 $47,840 $52,000
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 15 22 $54,095 $58,800
4-Door Sedan RWD M5 11 17 $77,190 $83,900
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 535xiT 16 24 $50,050 $54,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,383
$41,030
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,705
$44,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$645 / month
$743 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Volvo S80 is one of the safety luxury sedans on the planet, and in V-8 form it’s an enthusiastic performer. The 5-Series sedans and wagons aren't the most practical or the best values in their class, but they're very enjoyable to drive.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 16 mpg 17 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 57.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 35.0 36.0
Front Head Room (in) 37.8 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98 99.1
Second Hip Room (in) 54.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 57.3
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 38.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 58.8 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.0 62.2
Wheelbase (in) 111.6 113.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.3 72.7
Track Width, Front (in) 62.1 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 191.0 191.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.9 14.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 12.6 x 0.79
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 12.8 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 37.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Servotronic Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 13.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/50R17 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/50R17 P225/50VR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3307 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 330 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 330 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3307 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3825 3505
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System - TBD - - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 236 @ 3200 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.2L/195 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 235 @ 6200 230 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas I6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Automatic, Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.32
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.66
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again Geartronic NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.46
Trans Order Code NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Volvo S80 BMW 5 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 4-link Integral
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Double-Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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