Volvo S40 Review

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Volvo S40 Review

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The Volvo S40D is powered by a four-cylinder, 2.0 litre, turbocharged diesel engine which produces 136bhp at 4000 rpm enabling it to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 9.5 seconds and continue to a top speed of 130 mph.

The new Volvo S40 made its UK debut in March 2004 replacing the outgoing V40 model. Designed as a 'compact, premium four-door saloon' the new S40 is marketed at the younger customer who demands a 'premium four-door saloon with style, comfort and refinement.

With the introduction of the new S40 Volvo hope to compete with Audi, BMW, & Mercedes-Benz - we tested the S40 2.0D SE to see how Volvo fare within the competitive world of premium compact saloons.

How It Drove - Performance

The Volvo S40D is powered by a four-cylinder, 2.0 litre, turbocharged diesel engine which produces 136bhp at 4000 rpm enabling it to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 9.5 seconds and continue to a top speed of 130 mph.

The 2.0 diesel engine is not the quietest of engines but it does offer good performance and we returned on average approx 50mpg. The 6-speed manual gearbox is smooth and the light gearchange's were effortless.

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Volvo S40 Road Test Data
Model ReviewedVolvo S40D SE
  
Body Type4-Door Saloon
ColourBrilliant Blue Pearl
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph8.6 Seconds
Top Speed 130 mph
  
Transmission6-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban37.2 mpg
Extra Urban61.4 mpg
Combined49.6 mpg
  
Insurance Group10
Euro NCAP Rating5
Warranty3-Year/60,000 Mile Warranty
Price (when tested on the 14/05/06)£20,538 OTR (Test Car £22,847.13)

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