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Volvo 265

(1978 model)

Brief specs of 1978 Volvo 265

4-door 5-seater station wagon (estate, combi), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve V engine, 2664 cm3 / 162.6 cu in / 162.6 cu in, 110.0 kW / 147.5 hp / 147.5 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 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolvoIssued from1978
Model265Issued until
Serie265Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolvoCountrySE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typestation wagon (estate, combi)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4650 l / 164.21 cu ft / 164.21 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4890 mm / 192.5 in / 192.5 inTotal (curb) weight1404 kg / 3095 lb / 3095 lb
Width1720 mm / 67.7 in / 67.7 inDry weight
Height1450 mm / 57.1 in / 57.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2660 mm / 104.7 in / 104.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance150 mm / 5.9 in / 5.9 inFuel capacity60 l / 13.2 UK gal / 15.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.84  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.5Frontal area (A)2.12 m2 / 22.8 sq ft / 22.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)1.06 m2 / 11.4 sq ft / 11.4 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)26.3 kW / 35.3 hp / 35.3 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine (V6)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerValves 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 supplyInjectionEngine 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 DesignCompression ratio9.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power110.0 kW / 147.5 hp / 147.5 hp at 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm
AspirationMax. torque218.0 N·m / 160.8 lb·ft / 160.8 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)44.0 kW / 59.0 hp / 59.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output41.3 kW/l / 0.907 bhp/cu in / 0.907 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque81.8 N·m/l / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio107.2 kW/ton / 81.2 bhp/ton / 81.2 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle9.0 m / 29.5 ft / 29.5 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front175/80-R14Tyres rear175/80-R14
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volvo 265

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