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Volvo 780 Turbodiesel

(1985 model)

Brief specs of 1985 Volvo 780 Turbodiesel

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, diesel 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2383 cm3 / 145.4 cu in / 145.4 cu in, 94.7 kW / 127.0 hp / 127.0 hp @ 4650 rpm / 4650 rpm / 4650 rpm, 250.0 N·m / 184.4 lb·ft / 184.4 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, manual with overdrive 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 187 km/h / 116 mph / 116 mph top speed, consumption 6.6 l/100km / 42.8 mpg-UK / 35.6 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolvoIssued from1985
Model780 TurbodieselIssued until
Serie780Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolvoCountrySE,NL

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerBertoneCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4530 l / 159.98 cu ft / 159.98 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4790 mm / 188.6 in / 188.6 inTotal (curb) weight1470 kg / 3241 lb / 3241 lb
Width1750 mm / 68.9 in / 68.9 inDry weight
Height1400 mm / 55.1 in / 55.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2770 mm / 109.1 in / 109.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1460 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1460 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance105 mm / 4.1 in / 4.1 inFuel capacity80 l / 17.6 UK gal / 21.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.08 m2 / 22.4 sq ft / 22.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeD 24 TICTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerVolvoValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore76.5 mm / 3.01 in / 3.01 in
FueldieselStroke86.4 mm / 3.40 in / 3.40 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.89
Fuel supplyBo VE diesel inj. pumpEngine displacement2383 cm3 / 145.4 cu in / 145.4 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity397.17 cm3/cylinder / 24.237 cu in/cylinder / 24.237 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio23.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power94.7 kW / 127.0 hp / 127.0 hp at 4650 rpm / 4650 rpm / 4650 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque250.0 N·m / 184.4 lb·ft / 184.4 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor type1 Garrett T03 turbochargerMaximum rpm
IntercooleryesMax. net output (power at the wheels)52.1 kW / 69.9 hp / 69.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output39.7 kW/l / 0.873 bhp/cu in / 0.873 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque104.9 N·m/l / 0.92 lb·ft/cu in / 0.92 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanual with overdriveNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.79
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.54

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed187 km/h / 116 mph / 116 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio86.4 kW/ton / 65.5 bhp/ton / 65.5 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h10.50 s / 10.50 s / 10.50 sFuel consumption, City (urban)9.5 l/100km / 29.7 mpg-UK / 24.8 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)8.2 l/100km / 34.4 mpg-UK / 28.7 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)6.6 l/100km / 42.8 mpg-UK / 35.6 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions177 g/km / 285 g/mi / 285 g/mi (est.)
  Range1212 km / 753 mi / 753 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle9.9 m / 32.5 ft / 32.5 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Trailing armrms, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front195/65 HR 15Tyres rear195/65 HR 15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volvo 780 Turbodiesel

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