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pg. 143 Specifications

Label information 144
Dimensions, weights 145
Capacities 147
Lubricants 148
Cooling system 148
Three way catalytic converter 149
Suspension 150
Bulbs 151
Electrical system 152
Engine specifications 153
Transmission 154

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Label information

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 driver's door. For further information regarding these regulations, please consult your Volvo retailer.

7 Child safety latch label

 Label information

*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, weights

Length 180 in. (458 cm)
Width 71 in. (180 cm)
Height 56.2 in. (143 cm)
Wheelbase 107 in. (272 cm)
Front track 61.5 in. (156 cm)
Rear track 61.4 (156 cm)
Turning circle, between curbs 35.4- 38.7 ft. (10.8- 11.8 m)
Cargo capacity, trunk SAE V1 - 13.9 (394)

Gross vehicle weight *

5 cyl. (manual transmission)
USA 4360 lbs
Canada 1980 kg

5 cyl. (automatic transmission)
USA 4400 lbs
Canada 1996 kg

5 cyl. turbo (manual transmission)
USA 4430 lbs
Canada 2010 kg

5 cyl. turbo (automatic transmission)
USA 4470 lbs
Canada 2030 kg

5 cyl. turbo (automatic transmission) AWD
USA 4540 lbs
Canada 2060 kg

Capacity weight
5 cyl./5 cyl. turbo
USA 890 lbs
Canada 400 kg

5 cyl. turbo AWD
USA 860 lbs
Canada 390 kg

Permissible axle weights, front *

5 cyl.
USA 2330 lbs
Canada 1060 kg

5 cyl. turbo
USA 2400 lbs
Canada 1010 kg

5 cyl. turbo AWD
USA 2420 lbs
Canada 1100 kg

Permissible axle weights, rear *

5 cyl./5 cyl. turbo
USA 2220 lbs
Canada 1010 kg

5 cyl. turbo AWD
USA 2310 lbs
Canada 1050 kg

Curb weight

5 cyl.
USA 3240- 3345 lbs
Canada 1475- 1517 kg

5 cyl. turbo
USA 3335- 3430 lbs
Canada 1515- 1560 kg

5 cyl. turbo AWD
USA 3535- 3570 lbs
Canada 1605- 1625 kg

* Permissible axle weight or gross vehicle weight must never be exceeded.

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Dimensions, weights

Max. loads,

Max. roof load 220 lbs 100 kg
Max. trailer weight
without brakes 1100 lbs (500 kg)
with brakes 2" ball 3300 lbs (1500 kg)
1 7/ 8" ball 3300 lbs (1500 kg)
Max. tongue weight ** 165 lbs (75 kg)

** See also section "Trailer towing"

* When driving for prolonged periods at temperatures above 86°F (30°C), the maximum recommended weight is 2000 lbs (900 kg).


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

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Fuel tank 18.5/19 US gal. (70/72 liters)*

Engine oil
B5244S 5.8 US qts. (5.5 liters)
B5234T3 6.1 US qts. (5.8 liters)
B5244T3 6.1 US qts. (5.8 liters)
B5254T2 6.1 US qts. (5.8 liters)

Transmission oil
manual (M 56) 2.2 US qts. (2.1 liters)
automatic (AW 55-50) 7.9 US qts. (7.5 liters)

Power steering 0.9 US qts. (0.9 liters)
Windshield washer reservoir 4.8 US qts. (4.5 liters)
Brake and clutch fluid 0. 69 US qts. (0.65 liters)
Air conditioning system 2.2 lbs. (1 kg) R 134a

* 19 US gals (72 liters) on models equipped with All Wheel Drive.

Minimum octane requirement - AKI 87 (RON 91) unleaded fuel (See also page 78)

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

Volvo does not recommend the use of oil additives.

Oil grade:

Manual: Volvo synthetic transmission oil 97308
Automatic: Volvo transmission oil 1161540-8
Different types of oil should never be mixed.

Power steering

Grade: ATF

Brake fluid
Fluid type: Brake fluid DOT 4+ boiling point > 536°F (280° C), P/N 94374433

Cooling system

Type Positive pressure, closed system.
Coolant Volvo original coolant/antifreeze
Volume 5 cyl. non-turbo
8.5 US qts. (8.0 liters)
5 cyl. turbo
9.3 US qts (8.8 liters)

The thermostat begins to open at 194°F (90° C).

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Three way catalytic converter

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 car 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 cars with three-way catalytic converters.)

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    Bulbs Output Socket
    Low beam 55 W H 7
    High beam 55 W HB3
    Fog lights, front 55 W H 1
    Side indicator lamps P10 W -
    Turn signals, parking lights, front 21 W PY
    Turn signals, rear 21 W PY
    Parking lights, rear 5 W BA 15 s
    Brake light 21 W BA 15 s
    Back up lights 21 W BA 15 s
    Fog light/ Parking lights, rear 5 W BA 15 s
    License plate lighting 5 W W 2.1x9.5 d
    Courtesy lighting, front 5 W SV 8.5
    Trunk lighting 5 W SV 8.5
    Glove compartment lighting 2 W BA 9 s
    Vanity mirror 1.2 W

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    Wheel dimension 15" 16"
    Rim diameter (mm) 415 440
    tire side diameter(mm) 515 540
    Toe-in front (degrees) 0.1° 0. 1° 0.1° 0. 1°
    Toe-in rear (degrees) 0.2°+ 0.2° 0.2+ 0. 2°
    Toe-in front (mm) rim measurement 2.2 0.7 2.3 0.8
    tire side measurement 2.7 0.9 2.8 0.9
    Toe-in rear (mm) rim measurement 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.5
    tire side measurement 1.8 1.8 1.9 1.9

    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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    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.

    Voltage 12 V
    Cold start capacity (CCA) 600 A
    Reserve capacity (RC) 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. current 140 A
    Starter motor, power 1.4 kW

    Spark plugs P/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


    The distributor ignition system operates at very high voltages. Special safety precautions must be followed to prevent injury. Always turn the ignition off when:

    -Replacing distributor ignition components e.g. plugs, coil, etc.
    -Do not touch any part of the distributor ignition system while the engine is running. This may result in unintended movements and body injury.

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    Engine specifications

    B5244S B5234T3 B5244T3 B5254T2
    Output (kW/rps) 123/100 184/87147/100154/83
    (hp/rpm) 165/6000 247/5200 197/6000208/5000
    Torque (Nm/rps) 225/75 330/42-87 285/30-83320/25-75
    (ft. lbs./rpm) 166/4500 243/2400-5200 210/1800-5000236/1500-4500
    No. of cylinders 5 5 55
    Bore (mm) 83 81 8381
    Stroke (mm) 90 90 9093.2
    Cylinder displacement,1 2.44 (148.6 cu. in.) 2.3 (141.5 cu. in.) 2.44 (148.6 cu. in.) 2.52 (153.8 cu. in.)
    Compression ratio 10.3:1 8.5:1 9.0:19.0:1

    Charge air cooler (Intercooler)
    Turbocharged engines employ a turbo-compressor 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.

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    Gear ratios
    Gear M56H M56L AW55-50
    1st 3.07: 1 3.39: 1 4.77: 1
    2nd 1.77: 1 1.90: 1 3.00: 1
    3rd 1.19: 1 1.19: 1 1.96: 1
    4th 0.87: 1 0.87: 1 1.32: 1
    5th 0.70: 1 0.70: 1 1.02: 1
    Reverse 2.99: 1 3.30: 1 3.23: 1
    Final drive 4.25: 1 4.00: 1 2.44: 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 service procedures to keep your Volvo at peak operating condition.

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