Referred to as a Polestar Engineered model. A digital camera monitors other vehicles and their headlamps and tail lamps. The driver's side is also fitted with a new knee airbag. The T3 produces 150 hp, the T4 180 hp. When compared to a standard V40, the new R-Design version will be distinguished by a silk-metal framed high-gloss grille, an ironstone diffuser, silk-metal finished details, and twin exhaust tailpipes.
These new engines replace the older, but identically branded, five cylinder engines. The latter is an unusual Volvo speciality, an upshot of our chilly home market. You take a look at the dashboard and you find everything so functional and obvious that you are ready to take off directly. It comes with a choice of two latest-generation four-cylinder petrol engines and three radically redesigned four-cylinder diesel units. This system makes it easier to smoothly maintain the desired line on winding roads, in roundabouts and on wet surfaces.
The Inflatable Curtains cover both sides, from the A-pillar to the C-pillar, and deploy in frontal offset, side or rollover accident situations. Gothenburg, Sweden: Chalmers University of Technology. S ix-speed transmissions All versions, apart from the high performance T5, come with six-speed manual gearboxes as standard. Accordingly, the Pedestrian Airbag means that, if collision with a pedestrian is unavoidable, the new technology will try and mitigate any injury. Retrieved 2017-10-09 — via YouTube. Development of a dry timing belt system for a 3-cylinder engine Technical report.
Volvo Cars of North America. The compression ratio was changed to 16. Creating an intuitive and ergonomically optimised driver's environment is part of our aim to offer a feeling of relaxed control. At the same time, the car's brakes are pre-charged. It is also currently exempt from the London Congestion Charge.
Like the front seats, the outer rear seats are also noticeably sculpted, to offer greater comfort and support. The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers. This engine is only available with an automatic gearbox. This engine is only available with an automatic gearbox. This allows the driver to corner more tightly while reducing any tendency to understeer.
City Safety Volvo's innovative City Safety system has been upgraded for the V40. A car that is seamlessly connected to the driver, which is easy and pleasing to use, which handles in a very intuitive way and which cares for people. A soft safety net is optional and a metal version is available as an accessory. But if an accident is inevitable, Volvo's legendary rigidity and passive safety aids will help avoid injury. The new V40 R-Design also gets front McPherson struts with 25 mm piston rods and monotube dampers featuring compression and return damping via the same valve. The infotainment system - combining audio, navigation, mobile phone and other functions - is presented on a five- or seven-inch colour screen in the upper part of the centre console. Maximum power is 115hp while maximum torque is a healthy 270 Nm, available from 1750-2500 rpm.
It's set high to make it easier for the driver to keep his or her eyes on the road. The petrol engines come with six-speed manual transmissions only. The key fob also activates an electronic immobiliser that makes starting the car impossible without the correct key. A few miles later I pulled into a service station and assessed the damage. The chassis set up - fully independent suspension front and rear, using MacPherson struts at the front - is complemented by a suite of electronic controls, designed to boost safety but also improve driving enjoyment. It can detect vehicles and other objects up to 6 metres approximately 30 feet in front of the car's front bumper. The grey carpeted floor of the boot has a little handle on it, and when you pull it, the floor folds up and back against the rear seat to reveal… a 9cm-deep tray.
On the less powerful T3, the maximum torque is developed from 1600 to 4000 rpm. In the all-new Volvo V40, auto brake performance at higher speeds has been improved compared with previous versions. The advantage is you always get maximum illumination of the road ahead. Our long-term-test V40 was delivered in September 2012. The broad-shouldered look is another Volvo design trademark, which goes back to the Amazon models of the '50s and was reintroduced by Volvo's British-born design boss Peter Horbury on the and. Engine variant for cars equipped with a manual gearbox. Performance Exhausts for Volvos: Theory and Practice If you care about getting good performance, mandrel bending is important.
My only concern is the pale interior. Three diesel engines, a 1. The top-of-the-range Premium Multimedia Sound audio system is one of the finest car entertainment systems in the world. This makes both the D3 and D4 very flexible and tractable. The cylinder block and head are both made from aluminium, ensuring low weight.
The Roll Over Protection System includes a robust body structure, seat pre-tensioners and Inflatable Curtains. The hexagonal shape of the tailgate is now something of a Volvo hallmark, aligning the Volvo V40 design with the look of our. They both qualify for free first year vehicle tax, and are classified in vehicle tax band D. With the introduction of Volvo's new flagship sedan in 2016, the S90, the PowerPulse anti-lag system for the top of the range diesel engines was unveiled. Mandrel bending is bending the pipe such that the cross sectional area remains a perfect circle, as opposed to be distorted to an ellipse, which has a smaller cross sectional area, which also has poorer flow characteristics. Volvo began testing of three-cylinder variants in mid 2014, it had been planned to introduce these engines in 2015. Cross Traffic Alert - covering your back Cross Traffic Alert uses the same radar sensors at the rear end of the car to alert the driver to traffic crossing from the sides when he or she is reversing out of a parking space.