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Volvo 265 GL Estate

(1978 model)

Brief specs of 1978 Volvo 265 GL Estate

5-door 5-seater station wagon (estate, combi), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2664 cm3 / 162.6 cu in / 162.6 cu in, 110.4 kW / 148.0 hp / 148.0 hp @ 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm, 218.0 N·m / 160.8 lb·ft / 160.8 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual with overdrive 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolvoIssued from1978
Model265 GL EstateIssued until
Serie265Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolvoCountrySE,NL

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typestation wagon (estate, combi)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4900 mm / 192.9 in / 192.9 inTotal (curb) weight1456 kg / 3210 lb / 3210 lb
Width1707 mm / 67.2 in / 67.2 inDry weight
Height1461 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2640 mm / 103.9 in / 103.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1430 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1351 mm / 53.2 in / 53.2 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity60 l / 13.2 UK gal / 15.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.86  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.12 m2 / 22.8 sq ft / 22.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine (90.0° vee)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerPRVValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore88.0 mm / 3.46 in / 3.46 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke73.0 mm / 2.87 in / 2.87 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.21
Fuel supplyBo fuel inj.Engine displacement2664 cm3 / 162.6 cu in / 162.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity444.00 cm3/cylinder / 27.095 cu in/cylinder / 27.095 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power110.4 kW / 148.0 hp / 148.0 hp at 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque218.0 N·m / 160.8 lb·ft / 160.8 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)44.2 kW / 59.2 hp / 59.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output41.4 kW/l / 0.911 bhp/cu in / 0.911 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque81.8 N·m/l / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanual with overdriveNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.8
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.73

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio101.7 kW/ton / 77.0 bhp/ton / 77.0 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Trailing arm, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volvo 265 GL Estate

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