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pg. 113 Specifications

Dimensions and weights 114
Label information 115
Oil specifications 116
Engine specifications 117
Electrical system specifications 120
Capacities 121

pg. 114 Specifications

Dimensions and weights 740 GL
740 GLE-16 valve
Length 188.4" 478.5 cm
Width 68.9" 175 cm
Height 56.5" 143 cm
Wheelbase 109" 277 cm
front 57.5" 146 cm
rear 57.5" 146 cm
Turning circle, between curbs 32.5 ft 9.9 m
Trunk capacity (sedans) 16.8cu.ft. 0.487 m
Cargo capacity (wagons)
With rear seats up 39.3 cu. ft. 1.1 m
With rear seats down74.9 cu. ft. 2.1 m
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW):
GL/GLE-16 Valve (sedan) 3965 Lbs. 1800 kg
Turbo (sedan) 4050 Lbs. 1840 kg
GLE Wagons 4275 Lbs. 1920 kg
Turbo wagon 4295 Lbs. 1950 kg
Capacity weight (sedan) 1000 Lbs. 455 kg
Capacity weight (740 GLE-16 Valve wagon) 1045 Lbs. 475 kg
Capacity weight (740 Turbo wagon) 1035 Lbs. 470 kg
Permissible axle weight, front:
GL, GLE-16 Valve 1940 Lbs. 880 kg
Turbo 2050 Lbs. 930 kg
Permissible axle weight, rear:
GL, GLE-16 Valve (sedan) 2030 Lbs. 922 kg
Turbo (sedan) 2090 Lbs. 950 kg
Wagon 2310 Lbs. 1050 kg
Max. roof load 220 Lbs. 100 kg
Max. trailer weight 3300 Lbs. 1500 kg
Curb weight (sedan) 2943-3075 Lbs. 1336-1395 kg
Curb weight (wagon) 3082-3203 Lbs 1399-1454 kg
The max permissible axle loads must not be exceeded

When adding accessories, equipment, luggage and other cargo to your vehicle, the total loaded weight capacity of the vehicle must not be exceeded.

Consult your Volvo dealer for information.
All specifications are subject to change without notice.

pg. 115 Specifications

The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) should always be quoted in all correspondence concerning your vehicle with the dealer and when ordering parts.

1 Vehicle identification number (VIN)
VIN plate is located on top left surface of dashboard. The VIN is also stamped on the right hand door pillar.

2 Vehicle emission control information
Your Volvo is designed to meet all applicable safely and emissions standards, as evidenced by the certification label on the right side of the firewall. For further information regarding these regulations, please consult your Volvo dealer.

3 Model plate
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Codes for color and upholstery etc. This plate is located on panel above right headlight.

4 Loads and tire pressures
Label on right-front door frame.

5 Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) specifications (USA) and Ministry of Transport (CMVSS) Standards (Canada)
This label is located on rear-facing side of the driver's door.

6 Service label
Label on left-rear door frame. Information on certain components.

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

pg. 116 Specifications

Engine Oil
Oil quality:
According to API SF.
Oils with designation SF/CC and SF/CD comply with these demands.
Synthetic or semi-synthetic oils may be used if their specifications comply with the above.
Volvo recommends the use of fuel economy improving oils. When using these oils, the Volvo recommended oil change intervals must be followed.
Volvo does not recommend oil additives as they can adversely affect the engine.
Capacity: (incl. oil filter) 4.0 US qts. (3.85 liters); on Turbo models, add 0.7 US qts. (0.6 liters) if oil cooler is drained.

Manual transmission Quality Volvo synthetic gearbox oil 1161324 or ATF type F or G Capacity (M46) 2.4 US qts. (2.3 liters)
(M47) 1.6 US qts. (1.5 liters)
Automatic transmission Quality ATF Dexron IID Capacity 7.9 US qts. (7.5 liters
Rear axle Quality Volvo rear axle oil 1161329 or API-GL-5 (MIL-L-2105 B or C) SAE 90 or 80W/90 Capacity 1.7 US qts. (1.6 liters)
Power steering Quality ATF Capacity 0.7 US qts. (0.7 liter)
Brake fluid Brake fluid type DOT 4 Capacity 0.66 US qts. (0.5 liter)

SAE 15 W/40 oil is recommended for use in severe driving conditions which involve high oil temperatures or excessive oil consumption e.g. mountain driving with frequent deceleration, or high-speed driving. Note, however, the higher temperature range of 15W/40 oil.

pg. 117 Specifications

740 GL
(B230F engine)
Type designation Volvo B230F
Output (SAE J 1349) 114 hp at 5400 rpm (85 kW at 90 rps)
Max. torque (SAE J 1349) 136 ft. lbs. (185 Nm) at 2500 rpm
Number of cylinders4
Bore3.78" (96 mm)
Stroke 3.15" (80 mm)
Displacement 2.32 Liters
Compression ratio 9.8:1
Valve clearance, cold engine 0.014-0.016"
inlet and exhaust(0.35-0.40 mm)
Valve clearance, warm engine 0.016-0.018"
inlet and exhaust (0.40-0.45 mm)

740 GLE-16 valve
(B 234 F engine)
Type designation Volvo B 234 F
Output 153 hp at 5700 rpm (114 kW at 95 rps)
Max. torque150 ft. lbs. (203 Nm) at 4450 rpm
Number of cylinders4
Bore3.78" (96 mm)
Stroke 3.15" (80 mm)
Displacement 2.32 Liters
Compression ratio 10.0:1
Valve clearance Self-adjusting

740 Turbo
(B230F-Turbo engine)
Type designation Volvo B230F-Turbo
Output (SAE J 1349) 160 hp at 5300 rpm (119 kW at 88 rps)
Max. torque (SAE J 1349) 187 ft. lbs. (253 Nm) at 2900 rpm
Number of cylinders4
Bore3.78" (96 mm)
Stroke 3.15" (80 mm)
Displacement 2.32 Liters
Compression ratio 8.7:1
Valve clearance, cold engine 0.014-0.016"
inlet and exhaust(0.35-0.40 mm)
Valve clearance, warm engine 0.016-0.018"
inlet and exhaust (0.40-0.45 mm)

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

pg. 118 Specifications

Cooling system
Type Positive pressure. Closed system
Thermostat: begins to open at: (GL, GLE-16 Valve) 189 °F (87 °C)
(Turbo) 198° F (92°C)
Fan belts, designation: (GL, GLE-16 Valve) HC47cog x 1013
(Turbo) HC47cog x 1000
Coolant: Volvo coolant type C (blue-green)
Capacity: 10 US qts (9.5 liters)

Ignition system
Firing order 1-3-4-2
Ignition setting: (GL)12° B.T.D.C . at 750 rpm
(GLE 16 valve)12° B.T.D.C . at 850 rpm
(Turbo) 12° B.T.D.C . at 750 rpm
Spark plugs: (GL Turbo) Volvo P/N 271409-5 *
(GLE-16 valve) Volvo P/N 1367529 *
Spark plug gap 0.024-0.028" (0.6-0.7 mm)
Tightening torque 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm)
Distributor, direction of rotation Clockwise

Volvo P/N 271409-5 = Bosch WR7DC
Volvo P/N 1367529 = Bosch WR6DC

pg. 119 Specifications

Power transmission
Manual or automatic transmission.
Hypoid type Final drive.

Manual transmission M46 M47
Reduction ratios:
1st gear 4.03:1 4.03:1
2nd gear 2.16:1 2.16:1
3rd gear 1.37:1 1.37:1
4th gear 1:1 1:1
5th gear - 0.82:1
Overdrive 0.78:1 -
Reverse 3.68:1 3.68:1

Rear Axle : 3.73:1
Reduction ratios: 3.54:1

Automatic transmission AW70L & AW71
Reduction ratios:
1st gear 2.45:1
2nd gear 1.45:1
3rd gear 1:1
4th gear 0.69:1
Reverse 2.21:1

Rear Axle : 4.10:1
Reduction ratios: 3.73:1

Automatic transmission AW72 (740 GLE-16 Valve)
Reduction ratios:
1st gear 2.83:1
2nd gear 1.49:1
3rd gear 1:1
4th gear 0.73:1
Reverse 2.70:1

Rear Axle :
Reduction ratios: 4.10:1

Speeds at 1000 engine rpm (manual transmission)
Rear axle ratio 3.73:1 3.54:1 3.31:1
mph km/h mph km/h mph km/h
1st gear 5.0 8.0 5.0 8.0 5.3 9.0
2nd gear 8.8 14.0 9.2 14.8 9.8 16.0
3rd gear 14.4 23.0 14.5 23.4 15.5 25.0
4th gear 19.4 31.0 19.9 32.1 21.3 35.0
Overdrive/5th gear 25.0 40.0 25.2 40.6 26.9 42.0
Reverse 5.0 8.0 5.4 8.7 5.8 10.0

Front end
McPherson-type spring and strut suspension. Shock absorbers housed in strut casing. Rack-and-pinion steering.
Safety-type steering column.
The alignment specifications apply to an unloaded car but include fuel, coolant, and spare wheel.
Toe-in, measured on the wheel rim: 5/64" +/- 1/64" (2 mm +/- 0.5 mm)
tire sides: 3/32" +/- 1/32" (2.5 mm +/- 1 mm)

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

pg. 120 Specifications

Electrical system
12 V, negative ground.
Voltage-controlled alternator engine used as conductors.
Battery, type Maintenance free
Capacity450A/90 min (GLE 16 valve 500A/90 min)
Electrolyte, specific gravity1.28
Recharge at1.23
Alternator, rated output1120 W (GL,GLE-16 Valve),
1400 W (Turbo)
max. current 80 A (GL,GLE-16 Valve)
100 A (Turbo)

The following bulbs may be obtained from your nearest Volvo dealer

Lights, 12 V US Bulb No. Power Socket
Headlights, inner H4651 Halogen Sealed beam
Headlights, outer H4656 Halogen Sealed beam
Parking lights, front 1157NA 21/5W/24/2.2 cp BAY 15 d
Turn signals, front 1157NA 21/5W/24/2.2 cp BAY 15 d
Turn signals, rear 1156 21 W/32 cp BA 15 s
Tail lights 67 5 W/4 cp BA 15 s
Tail light/brake light 1157 21/5W/32/3 cp BAY 15 d
High-mounted brake light 21 W/32 cp BA 15 s
Back-up lights 1156 21 W/32 cp BA 15 s
Rear fog lights 1156 21 W/32 cp BA 15 s
Fog lights 55 W H3
License plate light 4 W BA 9 s
Rear side marker light 4 W BA 9 s
Door warning lights 3 W W 2.1 x 9.5d
Interior light 10 W SV 8.5
Reading lights, front 5 W W 2.1 x 9.5d
Engine compartment light 10 W SV 8.5
Trunk light 10 W SV 8.5
Glove box light 2 W BA 9 s
Instrument lighting 3 W W 2.1 x 9.5d
Lighting, control panel 1.2 W Volvo P/N 966326
A/T selector 1.2 W Volvo P/N 966326
Ashtray, rear 1.2 W Volvo P/N 966326
Warning lights/Indicator lights 1.2 W Volvo P/N 966326

pg. 121 Specifications

Vehicle Loading
The tires on your Volvo should perform to specifications at all normal loads when inflated as recommended on the tire information label. The label is located on the rear-facing edge of the right front door. This label lists both tire and vehicle design limits. Do not load your car beyond the load limits indicated.

Improperly inflated tires will reduce tire life, adversely affect vehicle handling and can possibly lead to failure resulting in loss of vehicle control without prior warning.

Tool kit
Wheel nut wrench.
2 screwdrivers (1 Phillips, 1 standard)
Pry bar
2 open end wrenches.

Fuel tank (approx.) 15.8 US gal. 60 liters
Cooling system 10 US qts. 9.5 liters
Engine, at oil change4.0 US qts.* 3.85 liters
Manual transmission
(M46) 2.4 US qts 2.3 liters
(M47) 1.6 US qts. 1.5 liters
Automatic transmission7.9 US qts. 7.5 liters
Automatic transmission
Rear axle1.7 US qts. 1.6 liters
Power steering gear0.7 US qts. 0.7 liters
*Turbo: If oil cooler is drained, add 0.7 US qts (0.6 liters)

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

pg. 122 Service manual

Service Manuals for your Volvo are available for purchase. These are the same manuals used by competent Volvo technicians. Major sections within the Service Manual System include: 0-General Information; 1- Lubrication and Service: 2-Engine; 3-Electrical System: 4-Power Transmission: 5-Brakes; 6- Suspension and Steering; 7-Springs, Shock absorbers and Wheels; 8-Body and Interior. A Service Manual Brochure/Order Form was placed in the car prior to delivery from the dealer to you. Complete ordering information is provided.
Please note that these manuals may be offered for sale by your Volvo dealer. Prices charged by the dealer can vary from those listed in the brochure (according to Federal law).
Additional copies of the Brochure/Order Form may be obtained from your Volvo dealer, or by mail directly from:

Volvo Cars of North America Rockleigh Industrial Park
Rockleigh, New Jersey 07647
Attention: Volvo Service Literature

Note! The above pertains to USA only.

Volvo supports Voluntary Mechanic Certification by the N.I.A.S.E. Certified mechanics have demonstrated a high degree of competence in specific areas.
Besides passing exams each mechanic must also have worked in the field for two or more years before a certificate is issued. These professional mechanics are fully able to analyze vehicle problems and perform the necessary service procedures to keep your Volvo at peak operating condition.

Note! The above pertains to USA only.

Your new Volvo comes with a three year road assistance program named ON-CALL. Additional information, features, and benefits are described in a separate information package in your glove compartment.

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