Launched in July 2012 the Volvo V40 line-up now includes three bodystyles the V40, V40 R-Design or V40 Cross Country, priced from £19,745.
There is now a choice of six engines for the Volvo V40;On diesel front, there are three engines, ‘D2’, ‘D3’, ‘D4’
The 1.6 litre D2 engine offers sub 100g/km CO2 emissions, plus exemption from the London Congestion Charge and reduced parking fees for customers living in some areas. The 115hp D2 engine when mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and combined with 205 profile tyres produces CO2 emissions of 94g/km or 99g/km with wider 225 profile tyres. On the combined cycle Volvo are claiming 78.5 mpg.
There are two diesel 2.0 litre units D3/D4 with either the choice of 150hp or 177hp – with these engines you can opt for a 6-speed automatic or manual transmission.The petrol engines are the ’T3’,’T4’ and ‘T5’.
The petrol line-up includes a new 254hp, five-cylinder 2.5-litre T5 Geartronic unit which can achieve 0-60mph in 5.7 seconds and will continue on to a top speed of 155mph. The petrol 1596cc ‘T3’ and ‘T4’ units respectively produce 150 / 180hp with 6-speed manual transmissions.
The V40 has been rated the safest car in its class, having achieved the highest score ever recorded by EuroNCAP in recent crash tests, thanks in part to the world's first pedestrian airbag and Volvo's autonomous braking system City Safety, which also now qualifies for reduced insurance premiums.
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