2008 Volvo S80 T6 Turbo AWD review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 9 May 2007 , 12:05:49 byAlina

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Volvo S80 T6 Turbo AWD

Volvo S80 T6 Turbo AWD is available with a 6 cylinders engine that has 285 HP and an all wheel drive system. The T6 engine is meant to provide the best performance and having a very low fuel consumption. Maximum torque of the 3.0 liters T6 engine from Volvo S80 T6 Turbo AWD can reach 295 lb/t at 1500 rotations per minute, remaining available all the rev range. This concludes in as smooth driving experience and a quick acceleration. The engine includes also a turbocharger that takes the exhaust gases in 2 stages. It has the inflow separated in 2 lots, each with 3 cylinders. This system is named twin scroll technology and is very popular among those who prefer to easy reach the desired speed. The technology guarantees a swift and compact turbocharger response.

The acclaimed all-new Volvo S80 will soon be available with a new six-cylinder, 285 bhp T6 performance engine with All Wheel Drive .

"The T6 engine adds an extra dimension to the S80 engine range," says Hans Wikman, Vice President Vehicle Line Large Cars at Volvo Cars. "The engine has been programmed to provide the highest possible performance with the lowest possible fuel consumption and exhaust emissions."

The T6 petrol engine is based on the compact 3.2-liter in-line aluminum engine that has been part of the S80 engine range since its 2006 introduction. The turbo version has a displacement of 3.0 liters, producing 285 bhp and no less than 295 lb/ft of torque. Maximum torque is on tap from just 1,500 rpm and remains available all the way up the rev range, resulting in remarkably quick acceleration and smooth drivability.

The somewhat smaller cylinder displacement of the turbo version, owing to the slightly narrower cylinder bore and shorter stroke, is compensated by the turbocharger which in this engine takes in exhaust gases in two stages, with the inflow divided into two lots of three cylinders each, a system known as twin-scroll technology. Twin-scroll technology permits use of a more compact and uncomplicated turbocharger and provides extremely swift response, fully on a par with that from twin turbochargers.

All Wheel Drive with Instant Traction

The T6 model in the Volvo S80 is equipped with Volvo`s All Wheel Drive. Using an electronically controlled hydraulic clutch, the AWD system distributes drive between the front and rear wheels to ensure the best possible road grip in all situations. The system features Instant Traction, which shifts drive at lightning speed from the front to the rear wheels when starting on a slippery or loose surface.