Volvo V50 Sportswagon Review

Volvo V50 T5 SE
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Volvo V50 Review

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The Volvo V50 T5 is powered by a five-cylinder, 2.5 litre, transverse 20 valve, turbocharged petrol engine which produces 220 PS at 5000 rpm enabling it to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 6.9 seconds and continue to a top speed of 149 mph.

The Volvo V50 Sportswagon made its UK debut in April 2004 replacing the outgoing V40, joining Volvo's 'V' Range which also includes the V70, the 'V' represents versatility.

Designed as a Sportswagon for the modern era Volvo's design director, Henrik Otto describes the V50 as 'solid, sporty, urban, dynamic - this is a go-ahead car for someone who lives an active life'.

With the introduction of the new V50 Sportswagon Volvo hope to compete with Audi, BMW, & Mercedes-Benz - we tested the V50 T5 SE Sport to see how Volvo fare in the competitive world of premium compact estates.

How It Drove - Performance

The Volvo V50 T5 is powered by a five-cylinder, 2.5 litre, transverse 20 valve, turbocharged petrol engine which produces 220 PS at 5000 rpm enabling it to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 6.9 seconds and continue to a top speed of 149 mph.

The 2.5 litre turbocharged engine delivers the power without any drama which can leave the driver with the illusion that the V50 T5 is not a particularly quick car but with a 0-62 mph time of 6.9 seconds that can be achieved in one gearchange this is only an illusion.

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Volvo V50 Road Test Data
Model ReviewedVolvo V50 T5 SE Sport
  
Body TypeEstate
ColourPassion Red
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph6.9 Seconds
Top Speed 149
  
Transmission6-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeUnleaded Petrol
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban22.6 mpg
Extra Urban42.8 mpg
Combined32.1 mpg
  
Insurance Group15
Euro NCAP RatingTBC
Warranty3-Yesr/60,000 Mile Warranty
Price (when tested on the 15/03/06)£26,820 OTR

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