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2007 Volvo S80

navigator89navigator89 Posts: 1,080
Volvo's flagship is due for a redesign since it was introduced in 1999. The new generation looks good and isnt overstyled like many other cars. Hopefully this new car will be competitive enough with other cars in it's class, like the Mercedes E Class, Lexus GS, Audi A6 and the others.

Discuss any news and views here and please post pictures if you find any.

Read more here.

Here's a picture, as I said before the styling seems pretty handsome, though I'd like to see the front, back and interior before making a final call.
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  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    Looks nice. Classic Volvo. Not too overdone.

    Will it be at Detroit?
  • navigator89navigator89 Posts: 1,080
    The above link says a Detroit possibility, but this website and Autoweek say March at Geneva.
  • these look great imo.

    link title
  • navigator89navigator89 Posts: 1,080
    This car looks great! I'm sure it will be very competitive with its competition.

    Pictures
  • xmf314xmf314 Posts: 154
    Here is a short video from a Dutch website showing the new S80:

    http://autotelegraaf.nl/vanonzeredactie/?dir=autonieuws
  • bonsbons Posts: 45
    What can you say, authentic Scandanavian luxury; intelligent, simple, functional, and classy. Look like Volvo is doing everything right with its line-up
  • rayainswrayainsw Posts: 2,563
    Has anyone seen an instrumented (independent) acceleration test numbers for the XC90 V8?
    (Same engine & trans. as the new S80 V8, I understand it.)
    I have seen a couple of ‘driving impressions’ but not a published review of the V8 with 0-60 and Quarter Mile results.

    Thanks,
    - Ray
    Hoping to extrapolate S80 V8 (approx.) numbers based on a weight estimate . .
  • navigator89navigator89 Posts: 1,080
    OK, this is from Motor Trend magazine, January 2006 edition.

    The Volvo XC90 was in a comparison test against the Mercedes R500 and Cadillac SRX V8. You can make your own guesses on how it finished, or ask me and I'll tell you.

    In any case here it is. The XC90 V8s curb weight is 4878lbs.

    0-30 2.5 seconds
    0-40 3.8 seconds
    0-50 5.4 seconds
    0-60 7.0 seconds
    0-70 9.1 seconds
    0-80 11.7 seconds
    0-90 14.6 seconds
    0-100 18.1 seconds

    Based on all this info, I'd say the new S80 will run to 60 in about 6 seconds flat or less.
  • That 0-60 time of 6 seconds flat or less sounds about right based on the weight difference.

    The Motor Trend road test was very complimentary of the engine - called it a jewel, if I recall correctly. I have yet to read any negatives about this engine. Smoothness, torque, sound quality, and relatively low fuel consumption have been mentioned.
  • heywood1heywood1 Posts: 847
    ...except resale value. Current S-80's drop like stones in value. Yet gently used ones are tremendous bargains. I don't see why the all-new '07 will be any different. I'll look for one in '08 or '09. In the meantime, I'll be looking for a pre-owned '04 T-6 to tide me over....
  • navigator89navigator89 Posts: 1,080
    Forgot to include the quarter mile earlier, it is 15.4 sec @ 92.4 mph.

    I was reading an edmunds review of the XC90 V8, and their 0-60 time was 7.6 seconds. Motor Trend and Car and Driver always seem to have fast acceleration results. In a comparison test done recently, the 2006 Accord hit 60 in 5.9 seconds! Since when did they get so fast?!
  • rayainswrayainsw Posts: 2,563
    Thanks for posting the numbers.
    Edmunds lists the current AWD S80 at ~ 3700 lbs.
    If the new S80 is under 4000, I expect that acceleration may be sufficient - or 'interesting' - to me.
    I'd certainly like to see 14.5 or less in the Quarter – at close to 100.
    I suspect that with over 300 HP & TQ, if the AWD manages apportioning the TQ well at launch (not necessarily the top priority in any Volvo) it may be a sub-6 second Sedan.
    We’ll see when C+D, R&T, etc publish tests – perhaps this Summer?
    Thanks again!
    - Ray
    Numbers, numbers . .
  • fsmmcsifsmmcsi Posts: 792
    Does anyone know when the new S80 will be in dealerships? I may not want to wait until one year from now for the Lincoln Mark S version of the car.
  • rayainswrayainsw Posts: 2,563
    All I have heard is 4Q - so perhaps by Christmas.
    Seems clear that it will be available WAAAAY before the MKS.
    - Ray
    Ready for my test drive . .
  • Automobile had some nice things to say in the link below (sorry, I was not quite sure how to paste a link in this forum).

    Sounds like Volvo is going to avoid going overboard with technology that can take the focus off the road. Thank God someone is listening. I test drove an A6 the other day, whose system is supposed to be better than most. It's still distracting, even the salesman thought so. The Volvo looks/sounds great, so I think I will hold off on a purchase until it comes out. I understand they have been getting a bad rap in the quality surveys recently. Hopefully, the new S80 can at least be average or maybe even above average. Heck, my 1993 240 is still going strong, so that should say something, right?

    http://www.automobilemag.com/auto_shows/geneva_2006/0603_volvo_s80/index.html
  • This link has some performance / mpg figures. Looks like the V8 will be under 6 seconds for sure, and the combined mpg's for both the V8 and V6 look pretty good.

    http://auto.moldova.org/auto/eng/84/134/
  • rayainswrayainsw Posts: 2,563
    I’d agree that if these numbers prove accurate in independent testing, 5.7 or so to 60 would potentially of interest to me. 5.7 is exactly what C+D reported for my current sedan. And that would be “sufficient” for me.

    Pricing is a (particularly important) remaining unknown. I’d be quite surprised if final MSRP was released much before this Fall’s expected first US deliveries.

    - Ray
    Waiting, oh so very patiently . . .
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    Look for a few cars to make in into the US by Dec.
  • fsmmcsifsmmcsi Posts: 792
    The press release from Ford shows that they go on sale in June of 2006!

    I have already asked the three closest dealers to tell me when they will be able to order cars and when they will have them.

    Wow, what a handsome car with a beautiful interior, and loads of features (safety, design, drivetrain, and no I-drive, Comand, or other such nonsense)!

    Volvo also thought of things which others overlook. For example, the entire steering wheel rim can be covered in wood, so there are no rough seams between the leather and the wood, as in most other cars. The "floating" radio and HVAC controls are another example, and quite a contrast to the huge button-filled regions on many other vehicles.
  • rayainswrayainsw Posts: 2,563
    "The S80 will be launched in June. Pricing will be announced at the Geneva show."

    - Automotive News.

    - Ray
    Wondering if they are talking about the US or Europe . .
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    They are talking about Europe.

    The S80 won't be available in the US until late 4th quarter.
    We won't have pricing until the fall.
  • jburleigjburleig Posts: 16
    Does anyone know when/if the 2007 S80 will be available for overseas delivery for U.S.-based customers? I wonder if Volvo would wait until the official U.S. launch late this year before allowing U.S. customers to order it through OSD.
  • navigator89navigator89 Posts: 1,080
    There are some great Volvo S80 wallpapers (13 in total) at www.desktopmachine.com

    Enjoy :)
  • becksterbeckster Posts: 1
    I sure hope it runs as good as it looks. Think volvo learned a lesson with the 99-2001 S80 models. I can't wait to test drive the new one. And if I'm lucky to get some overtime and a second job, might be able to purchase one. :shades:
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,989
    I'm sure it's out of my reach, but hey I can handle being jealous ;)

    Rocky
  • Anyone know when pricing will be available for the new S80?
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 4,199
    I can't stand the ugly little warts on the door handles of most luxury cars. It's possible to include a Keyless Go system that doesn't mess up a monochromatic paint job, but it looks like Volvo chose not to do that on the new S80.
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    We won't have pricing until sometime in the fall.
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