Volvo Cars introduced the Volvo V50 at the 2003 Bologna Motor Show as the station wagon version of the Volvo S40 small family car.
Volvo V50 is more a 'lifestyle' estate than an outright load-carrier such
as the V70,
however with the rear seats folded, it offers a useful 1307 litres of load
space, a very practical and versatile car, with a load area that is well
thought out and split rear seats that fold quickly and simply. It offers
additional space for carrying stuff that you would normally not be able to
load into a sedan.
in 2009, R-Design equipment gives the V50 a sporting,
performance oriented edge, pushing the envelope in the compact sportswagon
class. It's dressed with a unique grille with matte silver surround and
R-Design logo, a sport body kit with colour- coordinated side skirts and
front and rear spoilers, leather seats, aluminium sport pedals, sport gear
knob, R-Design inlays, blue watch dial instrument cluster and sport
cabin looks fantastic, thanks in no small part to the 'floating' centre
console, which is attached to the main part of the dashboard only at the
top and the bottom. The front seats are comfortable and supportive, and
the fully adjustable steering wheel helps to ensure there should be a
driving position to suit everyone. Volvo safety features such as Stability
Control and general equipment are impressive, too. It's
a great car to drive, with good but firm ride.
Mounted, B5244S4, 2435cc, 5 Cyl, Normally Aspirated, All Aluminium, DOHC
20 Valve with CVVT, Power 170 hp - 125kW @ 6,000 rpm, Torque 230Nm @ 4,400
Gearbox: AW55-51 Five-speed 'Geartronic'
micro-processor controlled automatic.
Dimensions: Length 4522mm, Height 1457mm
Wheels: 17"x7" Serapis Silver Bright Aluminium
Tyres: Pirelli P7 - 205/50/R17
Volvo Factory: The V50 is build in the Belgian Gent Volvo factory,
actually a Volvo V50 R-Design was the 4 Millionth Vehicle Produced on 8
August 2008 in Gent.
The V50 is built on the same chassis as the Ford Focus and in Europe it shares some of the Ford engines like the 1.6L, 1.8L and 2.0L petrol engines, also 1.6L, 2.0 and 2.4 diesel
engines. In New Zealand only the 2.4i, 2.5L T5 and 2.0L Diesel are imported.
Configuration Displacement cc Power kW/hp Torque
Nm Engine code
T5 - 5 - 2521 169/230 320 B5254T7
2.4i - 5 - 2435 125/170 230 B2544S4
2.4 - 5 - 2435 103/140 220 B5244S5
2.0 - 4 - 1998 107/145 185 B4204S3
1.8 - 4 - 1798 92/125 165 B4184S11
1.6 - 4 - 1596 74/100 150 B4164S3
cc Power kW/hp Torque Nm Engine code
D - 5 - 2400 132/180 400 D5244T13
2.4 D - 5 - 2400 132/180 350 D5244T8
2.4 D - 5 - 2400 120/163 340 D5244T9
2.0 D - 4 - 1997 100/136 320 D4204T
1.6 D - 4 - 1590 80/109 240 D4164T