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pg. 149 Specifications

Label information 150
Dimensions and weights 151
Capacities 152
Lubricants 153
Cooling system 153
Suspension 153
Electrical system 155
Bulbs 156
Engine specifications, Transmission 157

All specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

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1 Vehicle Emission Control Information
Your Volvo is designed to meet all applicable emission standards, as evidenced by the certification label on the underside of the hood. For further information regarding these regulations, please consult your Volvo retailer.

2 Vacuum hose routing
(underside of hood)

3 Loads and Tire Pressures
(on inside of fuel filler door)

4 Model plate
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Codes for color and upholstery, etc. The plate is located in the engine compartment, on the inside of the left front fender.

5 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) *
The VIN plate is located on the top left surface of the dashboard. The VIN is also stamped on the right hand door pillar.

6 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) specifications (USA) and Ministry of Transport (CMVSS) standards (Canada)
Your Volvo is designed to meet all applicable safety standards, as evidenced by the certification label on the facing side of the driverŐs door. For further information regarding these regulations, please consult your Volvo retailer.

7 Child safety latch label

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

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Dimensions and weights

Length 188.9 in (479.8 cm)
Width 74.7 in (189.8 cm)
Height 70.2 in (178.4 cm)
Wheelbase 112.5 in (285.7 cm)
Front track 64.3 in (163.4 cm)
Rear track 63.9 (162.4 cm)
Turning circle 39-40 ft. (11.9-12.3 m)

Cargo capacity
With optional 3rd row of seats folded down:
5-seat: 41.6 cu ft (1178 litres)
7-seat: 43.3 cu ft (1225 litres)

Behind 1st row of seats, with 2nd (and optional 3rd) row of seats folded down:
5-seat: 84.9 cu ft (2403 litres)
7-seat: 85.1 cu ft (2410 litres)

Behind 1st row of seats, with front passenger seat, 2nd row (and optional 3rd row) of seats folded down:
5-seat: 92.0 cu ft (2606 litres)
7-seat: 93.2 cu ft (2640 litres)

U.S.A. Canada
Gross vehicle weight*
5-cyl turbo: 5-seat-5770 lb/7-seat-6005 lb 2630 kg/2720 kg
6-cyl turbo: 5-seat-5880 lb/7-seat-6080 lb 2680 kg/2760 kg
Capacity weight
5-seat: 1150 lb 525 kg
7-seat: 1210 lb 550 kg
Permissible axle weight, front*
5-cyl turbo: 5-seat-2730 lb/7-seat-2820 lb 1240 kg/1280 kg
6-cyl turbo: 5-seat-2860 lb/7-seat-2880 lb 1300 kg/1310 kg
Permissible axle weight, rear*
5-cyl turbo: 5-seat-3150 lb/7-seat-3240 lb 1430 kg/1470 kg
6-cyl turbo: 5-seat-3150 lb/7-seat-3240 lb 1430 kg/1470 kg
Curb weight
5-seat: 4450-4620 lb 2035-2100 kg
7-seat: 4605-4775 2095-2160
* Permissible axle weight or gross vehicle weight must never be exceeded.

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Max. loads
Max. roof load 220 lb 100 kg
Max. trailer weight:
without brakes1,650 lb (750 kg)
with brakes3970 lb (1800 kg)1
4960 lb (2250 kg)2
198 lb (90 kg)
Max. tongue weight

1) Vehicles with front wheel drive (FWD)
2) Vehicles with all wheel drive (AWD), see also page 103

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


Fuel tank 19 US gals. (72 liters), minimum octane requirement - AKI 87 (RON 91) - unleaded fuel (See also page 84)
Engine oil
B5254T2 6.1 US qts. (5.8 liters)
B6294T 7.1 US qts. (6.7 liters)
Transmission oil
Automatic (AW 55-50 5- speed) 7.9 US qts. (7.5 liters)
Automatic (GM 4-speed) 13.4 US qts (12.7 liters)
Power steering 0.9 US qts. (0.9 liters)
Windshield washer reservoir 6.9 US qts. (6.5 liters)
Brake fluid 0.63 US qts. (0.6 liters)
Air conditioning system Front - 2.2 lb. (1 kg), Rear (option) 2.9 lb. (1.3 kg) R 134a

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Engine oil
Meeting minimum ILSAC specification GF-2, including ACEA A1, API SJ, SJ/CF and SJ/ Energy Conserving.

Oil additives must not be used.

Oil grade:
4-speed automatic (on models with 6-cylinder turbo engines):
Dexron III G (Volvo P/N 1161521).

5-speed automatic (on models with 5-cylinder turbo engines):
Volvo synthetic transmission oil Volvo P/N 1161540.

Different types of oil should never be mixed.

Power steering
Grade: ATF
Brake fluid
Fluid type: DOT 4+ boiling point >536°F (280°C), P/N 9437433

Cooling system

Type Positive pressure, closed system.
Coolant Volvo original coolant/antifreeze
Volume 5-cyl. turbo 9.3 US qts. (8.8 liters)
6-cyl. turbo 11.2 US qts (10.6 liters)
The thermostat begins to open at 194°F (90°C).


Rear suspension
Individual rear wheel suspension with longitudinal support arms, double link arms and track rods.

Front suspension
Spring strut suspension with integrated shock absorbers and control arms linked to the support frame. Power-assisted rack and pinion steering. Safety type steering column.

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Three-way catalytic converter cautions

  • Keep your engine properly tuned. Certain engine malfunctions, particularly involving the electrical, fuel or distributor ignition systems, may cause unusually high three-way catalytic converter temperatures. Do not continue to operate your vehicle if you detect engine misfire, noticeable loss of power or other unusual operating conditions, such as engine overheating or backfiring. A properly tuned engine will help avoid malfunctions that could damage the three-way catalytic converter.
  • Do not park your vehicle over combustible materials, such as grass or leaves, which can come into contact with the hot exhaust system and cause such materials to ignite under certain wind and weather conditions.
  • Excessive starter cranking (in excess of one minute), or an intermittently firing or flooded engine can cause three-way catalytic converter or exhaust system overheating.
  • Remember that tampering or unauthorized modifications to the engine, the Electronic Control Module, or the vehicle may be illegal and can cause three-way catalytic converter or exhaust system overheating. This includes:
    - Altering fuel injection setting or components.
    - Altering emission system components or location or removing components.
    - Repeated use of leaded fuel.

    NOTE: Unleaded fuel is required for vehicles with three-way catalytic converters.

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    Electrical system
    12-volt system with voltage controlled generator. Single wire system in which the chassis and engine block are used as conductors, grounded on the chassis.
    Battery 2.5T T6
    Voltage 12 V 12 V
    Cold start capacity (CCA) 520 A 600 A
    Reserve capacity (RC) 90 min 115 min

    If you must replace your battery, be sure to replace it with a battery of the same cold start capacity and reserve capacity as the original (See the decal on the battery).

    Generator max. current140 A* 160 A
    Starter motor, power1.4 kW 1.7 kW
    Spark plugsP/N272313-8 or equivalent
    Gap 0.028-0.032 in.0.7-0.8 mm
    Tightening torque 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm)
    Firing order 1-2-4-5-3 1-5-3-6-2-4

    * Models equipped with the optional rear A/C unit have 160 A generators.

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    Bulbs Output Socket
    Low beam 55 W H7
    High beam 55 W H7
    Bi-Xenon headlights (option) 35 W D2R
    Fog lights, front 55 W H 1
    Parking lights, front 5W5 W2.1x9.5d
    Turn signals, front 21 W PY (amber)
    Turn signals, rear 21 W PY (amber)
    Parking lights, rear 5 W BA15
    Brake light 21 W BA15
    Back up lights 21 W BA15
    Fog light, left rear 5 W BA15
    License plate lighting 5 W W 2.1x9.5 d
    Courtesy lighting, front 5 W SV 8.5
    Cargo compartment lighting 5 W SV 8.5
    Glove compartment lighting 3 W BA 9
    Vanity mirror 1.2 W SV 5.5

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    Engine specifications, Transmission

    B5254T2 B6294T
    Output (kW/rps) 154/83 200/85
    - (hp/rpm) 208/5000 268/5100
    Torque (Nm/rps) 320/25-75 380/30-83
    - (ft. lbs./rpm) 236/1500-4500 280/1800-5000
    No. of cylinders 5 6
    Bore (mm) 83 83
    Stroke (mm) 93.2 90
    Cylinder displacement, liters 2.52 (153.8 cu in) 2.92 (178.3 cu in)
    Compression ratio 9.0:1 8.5:1

    Charge air cooler (Intercooler)
    Turbocharged engines employ a turbocompressor to force air into the engine inlet manifold and a charge air cooler to cool the compressed inlet air. The resulting increase in air flow raises pressure in the intake manifold and increases engine power over that developed by the normally-aspirated engine. The charge air cooler (which resembles a radiator) is located between the turbo-compressor and inlet manifold.

    Fuel system
    The engine is equipped with a multiport fuel injection system.

    Gear ratios
    GearAW55-51 5-speedGM4T65 4-speed
    1st4.66:1 3.28:1
    2nd3.03:1 1.76:1
    3rd1.98:1 1.12:1
    4th1.14:1 0.79:1
    5th1.02:1 -
    Reverse5.11:1 2.67:1
    Final drive2.86:1 3.69:1

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    Volvo On Call Roadside Assistance
    Your new Volvo comes with a four year ON CALL roadside assistance. Additional information, features, and benefits are described in a separate information package in your glove compartment.

    If you have misplaced your package, dial:
    In the U.S.A.
    1-800-638-6586 (1-800-63-VOLVO)
    In Canada:

    Technician certification
    In addition to Volvo factory training, Volvo supports certification by the National Institute for Automotive Excellence (A.S.E.). Certified technicians have demonstrated a high degree of competence in specific areas. Besides passing exams, each technician must also have worked in the field for two or more years before a certificate is issued. These professional technicians are best able to analyze vehicle problems and perform the necessary maintenance procedures to keep your Volvo at peak operating condition.

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