The approach is similar to that of other manufacturers: Upgrade engine, handling, and braking performance in well-balanced amounts; add luxury accessories; make it look sporty inside and…. Volvo is doing the same with its R Line: the S60 R sedan and V70 R sport wagon. Volvo Cars of North America. A new instrument panel features watch-bezel gauge surrounds, a color-coordinated steering wheel is new, and the flip-style key has integrated remote control. The model was only available in Europe and few select other countries.
Braking is from 4-piston Brembo calipers up front, and new pads and rotors will need to be fitted soon per to the seller. But let's get to the top reason you want a Volvo: the safety. V70 R Ownership Notes January 11, 2011 I am its 3rd owner. The interior is upholstered in Atacama leather with matching carpets, and wear is shown on the heated front bucket seats. The ergonomically-designed seats have given Volvo another good reputation, and it's even better with the V70 R because leather comes standard. Volvo Cars of North America. The engine tuning was co-developed with Porsche, as was the transmission and other powertrain components.
Vehicle Overview Volvos midsize V70 wagons went on sale, in mildly revised forms, as early 2004 models. The R was available with a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic transmission. That's what makes it such a delight for the seemingly conservative V70 R driver who decides to peel out when the light turns green well, within reason, of course. All in all, a nice car. Originally, it was to be called 850 Plus 5. The struts are still good at 107k miles.
We also appreciate the subtle exterior treatment and Bi-Xenon headlights. Only issues are the very low clearance of front bumper and very wide turn radius. The already-pleasant V70 cabin gets more so: superb sport seats, special R Line leather, blue-finished gauges, and an optional Dolby Pro Logic surround-sound system. A new instrument panel features watch-bezel gauge surrounds, a color-coordinated steering wheel is new, and the flip-style key has integrated remote control. An S70 'R' version was introduced in 1997 for the 1998 model year and offered the highest performance of all S70 models. Stepping up another notch is the high-performance T5 version, which uses a turbocharged 2.
Show full review Vehicle Overview Volvos midsize V70 wagons went on sale, in mildly revised forms, as early 2004 models. I am Portuguese and i have 2004 V70R model, that I love it! The result is an impressive 300 horsepower from 2. Porsche also aided in designing some of the interior, such as the Alcantara seat inserts. Volvos Dynamic Stability Traction Control electronic stability system is standard on the T5 and optional on other models. The Portuguese Volvo Service says me that is necessary to replace the front light conjunt, wicht is too expensive.
The 2005 facelift saw the five-speed automatic replaced by a more modern six-speed unit. Volvos Dynamic Stability Traction Control electronic stability system is standard on the T5 and optional on other models. But aerodynamic advances aside, it's still a Volvo wagon as far as the unenlightened observer can see. It's even kind of swank! The car has been with the seller for 12 years and 107k of its 125k indicated miles. Amazing in snow with new tires, like I said above. Most R-Design models are designated by an R-Design badge on the right of the , as well as silver or black caps. Exterior The V70s rounded front corners resemble those on the S80 sedan, but the rear half retains the straight lines and body profile of a traditional wagon.
Volvo decided there should be no direct successor to the T-5R, but due to its success, Volvo decided to develop a new high-performance model. A new V70 Titanium Edition has Amathea alloy wheels and silver roof rails and moldings. Exterior The V70s rounded front corners resemble those on the S80 sedan, but the rear half retains the straight lines and body profile of a traditional wagon. Take your choice between a five-speed Geartronic automatic or six-speed manual transmission. The V70 R came as standard with Volvo's 4C multi-mode suspension developed with suspension experts. All V70 wagons ride a 108. At the Paris Motor Show in September 2002, the Swedish automaker introduced a high-performance V70 R wagon.
It had an electronically limited top speed of 250 kilometres per hour 160 mph. The 2006—2007 models came with a 6-speed manual or 6-speed which was no longer torque-restricted. Volvo also offers a high-performance S60 R sedan with the same drivetrain. Now that's a vehicle that packs both sport and utility. My 2004 V70 R Meets Its Maker. Volvo's high-performance vehicles are now developed by their division, although most Volvo models are offered in an R-Design trim level.
You'll get there in comfort, too. But this isn't the same Volvo wagon that your grandma drove. The first vehicle in the Volvo R marque lineup, the , was introduced in 1995, followed by the and in 1998. No major problems so far. Sport-minded shoppers may choose the T5 wagon, which is equipped with a 247-hp, high-pressure-turbocharged 2. Rockleigh, New Jersey: Volvo Cars of North America. Under the Hood Buyers can choose between several inline-five-cylinder engines.
This example is one of 1,565 V70R wagons built for 2004 and is finished in Titanium Gray Metallic 455. In the spring of 1996, Volvo introduced a new high-performance Volvo 850 as a replacement for the hugely successful limited edition T-5R. Steering is on the heavy side, but its not ponderous. The driver could choose from three different settings to vary the car's handling depending on driving style and conditions. The shift linkage is easy and precise, though there's a learning curve with the clutch before you're smooth with it.