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2003 Volvo V40 (Phase III)
(Photos supplied by the owner of this car,
Belgian member Wimpy Coppejans)

 




  More photos below, please click on image for full size photo

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Description

Volvo's efforts to build a convincing medium car have brought us the modern V40/S40 series, replacing the 440/460 series. The S40/V40 is far from ordinary and has safety and solidity on its side. This model was designed and built in the Netherlands in the combined Volvo/Mitsubishi NedCar plant at Born from 1996. Some early cars were not quite up to scratch in terms of build quality, but improvements were soon made and the range is now a very sensible buy. S40/V40 responses are refined however early cars suffered from a very firm ride; T4 models more dynamic. Mid-market appeal, it's almost a compact executive range; lively top-end Turbo models help to shrug off Volvo's staid, safe old image; V40 T4 is really quite a fashionable 'lifestyle' purchase. Good results in Euro NCAP crash testing; strong and sophisticated side impact protection system; seat belt pre-tensioners, ABS on all, traction control on T4, optional on most others.

Models produced:
(Phase I and II )
S/V40 1.8    115 hp 
S/V40 2.0    136 hp  
S/V40 1.9TD intercooler  115 hp
S/V40 2.0T4  200 hp

(Phase III )
S/V40 1.6    109 hp
S/V40 1.8    115 hp 
S/V40 1.8i   122 hp
S/V40 2.0    136 hp
S/V40 2.0T   163 hp 
S/V40 T4     200 hp  
S/V40 1.9D   102 hp  - 115 hp  (common rail)
S/V40 1.8 Bi-Fuel    115 hp

The V50 model will replace the V40 in 2003, to be built in the Volvo factory in Gent, rather than in the NedCar factory in the Netherlands which is now 100% owned by Mitsubishi and will be used for Mitsu production only.

The S40T was very success in motorracing in the hands of factory driver Rickard Rydell

Specification

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V40  1.9 TD
2002 (2003 Model)
4 cylinders, 1870cc
115hp
Diesel
5 speed Manual
Discs
Alloy 14x5.5
195x60x14
4
Grey leather
P/S, C/L, Electric windows, Sunroof, Radio/Cassette, Heated Seats

 Links

The Evolution of the S/V40 by Wimpy Coppejans (in Dutch)

 Some other interesting Volvo S/V40 series photos

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