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Volvo 480 Turbo

(1988 model)

Brief specs of 1988 Volvo 480 Turbo

3-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1721 cm3 / 105.0 cu in / 105.0 cu in, 89.5 kW / 120.0 hp / 120.0 hp @ 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm, 175.0 N·m / 129.1 lb·ft / 129.1 lb·ft @ 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 200 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolvoIssued from1988
Model480 TurboIssued until
Serie480Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolvoCountrySE,NL

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors3
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3980 l / 140.55 cu ft / 140.55 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4257 mm / 167.6 in / 167.6 inTotal (curb) weight1040 kg / 2293 lb / 2293 lb
Width1709 mm / 67.3 in / 67.3 inDry weight
Height1316 mm / 51.8 in / 51.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2502 mm / 98.5 in / 98.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.91 m2 / 20.6 sq ft / 20.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerRenaultValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore81.0 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke83.5 mm / 3.29 in / 3.29 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.97
Fuel supplyRenix fuel inj.Engine displacement1721 cm3 / 105.0 cu in / 105.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity430.25 cm3/cylinder / 26.255 cu in/cylinder / 26.255 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio8.1 : 1
SumpMax. output power89.5 kW / 120.0 hp / 120.0 hp at 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque175.0 N·m / 129.1 lb·ft / 129.1 lb·ft at 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)42.8 kW / 57.4 hp / 57.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output52.0 kW/l / 1.143 bhp/cu in / 1.143 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque101.7 N·m/l / 0.89 lb·ft/cu in / 0.89 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed200 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)8.60 s / 8.60 s / 8.60 sPower-to-weight ratio115.4 kW/ton / 87.4 bhp/ton / 87.4 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 alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Lower wishbone, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearBA, Watt's linkage, Panhard rod, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volvo 480 Turbo

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