Volvo S40 is a D-segment car produced by Volvo Cars. It introduced the first generation Volvo S40 Volvo S40 cars in 1995. The second generation arrived in 2004, the name changed to V50 estate. range was replaced by the new Volvo V40 five-door hatchback in 2012. In the summer of 1995 Volvo released a series S4 and F4, but had to change the name of the model, if it conflicts with Audi who had already reserved name “S4”. rapid naming S40 saloon and V40 estate, NedCar manufactured in the factory in Holland, and on the basis of a common platform with Mitsubishi Mitsubishi. V40, with a drag coefficient of 0.32, the whole model was presented for the first time under the direction of British designer Peter Horbury, Volvo’s design director, and sold in Australia, North America, South America and the Far East. V40 was named “the most beautiful car in the real world” in Italian award ceremony.
In 2000 Volvo updated Series 40 to implement a number of technical improvements, such as improved engine management, direct injection for oil, additional safety features, great recordings of brakes, new front suspension and steering, suspension revised rear, large tires and track width expansion. minor facelift gave larger headlights, provide more and larger rear light clusters as well as minor instruments and fascia redesign.
40 Series cars were equipped with four-cylinder engine, such as diesel 1.9 Turbo or 1.6, 1.8, 2.0T, 1.9 engine fuel injected 2.0 T4 or all of which are derived from the engine whiteblock season series that started life in the Volvo 960 and done in all formats 5 and 6 cylinder FWD Volvo cars is great. There was also an engine of 1.8 L direct injection gasoline provided by Mitsubishi as part of the exchange platform between the 40 series and Mitsubishi.
Volvo S40 and Volvo V40 series was a completely new car from scratch, without engines, except the 1.9 Turbo Diesel engine transferred from the old 400 series. turbo variants of low and high pressure at the top of the range cars. 2.0T was rounded down and badged as 1.9T and was the only engine available in North America. 5-speed manual transmission, widely available in Europe was not certified in North America S40s, with 5-speed automatic as the only option. No electric CVT transmission was planned unlike 440 igh Tech Auto CVT that had been released before the 400 series has been completely removed. In the UK, trim levels were XS, SE and CD.
racing version was introduced in the British Touring Car Championship in 1997 and 1998, and the car, with Rickard Marydell, took the title. Due to a common platform, many parts of the suspension and drive train are compatible with Carisma such as Mitsubishi and Proton Impian III. Volvo S40 was the first car to earn four stars in Euro-NCAP.
Second Generation Volvo S40 (2004-2012)
Introduced in mid-2004 model year, the second generation Volvo S40 introduced a new program based on the Volvo P1 platform built at the Volvo Cars factory in Ghent, Belgium. Meanwhile, the V40 was replaced by the V50 estate, also based on the P1 platform and built in Ghent. S40 was nominated for the World Car of the Year in 2005 and won the Canadian Car of the Year Best New Sport Compact Award in 2005. It also elected the South African Car of the Year 2005 by the Association of Journalists of South African motorsport.
chassis of this car, and most of its components were developed by Volvo, mechanical components, however similar can be found in the Mazda3 and European Ford Focus. 2.5-liter 5-cylinder 5 is the latest generation of cylinder Volvo. These five years have developed steadily in line with Volvo since the debut of the engine in the 850, in 1993. top line S40 T5 AWD and 2.4 and 2.4i, powertrain still done by Volvo. transmission is developed with Getrag at Volvo Koping transmission facilities in Sweden, and the AWD system bought from Haldex Traction of Sweden.
Volvo S40 T5 features 2.5-liter five-cylinder turbo petrol injection with slight pressure. valvetrain has four valves per cylinder and a DOHC design. The engine is transversely mounted in the front of the vehicle and drives the front wheels, as was with the first generation.
Volvo S40 new range of engines and the disease has been established in late May 2010. In North America, however, naturally aspirated 5-cylinder drive motor, four-wheel drive, manual transmission dropped everything for the 2011 model, leaving only the automatic drive, front-wheel drive T5 based settings of the R-Design. 2011 model year was the last for S40 and V50 in the U.S. and Canada.