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pg. 211 Specifications

Label information 212
Dimensions and weights 214
Capacities 216
Engine oil 217
Fluids and cooling system 218
Three way catalytic converter 219
Suspension 220
Electrical system 221
Engine specifications 223
Volvo programs 224

All specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

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Label information

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Label information

1. Model plate
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Codes for color and upholstery, etc.
2. Child safety lock labels1
3. 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.
4. Loads and Tire Pressures
The appearance of the decal will vary, depending on the market for which the vehicle is intended.
- Canadian models: upper decal
- U.S. models: lower decal
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.
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) should always be quoted in all correspondence concerning your vehicle with the retailer and when ordering parts.
6. Vehicle Emission Control Information/ Vacuum hose routing
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.

1. Not on vehicles equipped with the optional power child safety locks.

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Dimensions and weights


1. Rear seat backrest up, load height - upper edge of backrest
2. Rear seat backrest folded down, load height - upper edge of front seat backrests/lower edge of rear window
3. Rear seat backrest folded down, load height - head lining (ceiling)

Max. loads

1. When driving for prolonged periods at temperatures above 86 °F (30 °C), the maximum recommended weight is 2000 lbs (900 kg).
2. See also page 145 for additional information


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

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Dimensions and weights


1. Permissible axle weight or gross vehicle weight must never be exceeded.
2. AWD = All Wheel Drive

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Fuel tank: 18 US gal. (68 liters)

Transmission fluid


Minimum octane requirement - AKI 87 (RON 91) unleaded fuel (See also page 121).

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Engine oil

Engine oil must meet the minimum ILSAC specification GF-3, API SL, and ACEA A1/ B1. Lower quality oils may not offer the same fuel economy, engine performance, or engine protection.

Volvo recommends .


1. Including filter replacement

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Fluids and cooling system


Different types of oil should never be mixed.
Power steering
Volvo synthetic power steering fluid (Pentosin CHF 11S) P/N 1161529 or equivalent.
Brake fluid
Fluid type:
DOT 4+ boiling point >536 °F (280 °C).

Cooling system

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

1. The transmission oil does not normally need to be changed during the service life of the vehicle. However, it may be necessary to replace the oil if the vehicle is often driven in areas of sustained temperature extremes (hot or cold), when towing a trailer over long distances, for prolonged driving in mountainous areas, or if the vehicle is often driven short distances in temperatures under 40°F (5°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 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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    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



    Active Bi-Xenon headlights (option) - due to the high voltage used by these headlights, these bulbs should only be replaced by an authorized Volvo service technician.

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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
    Capacity (Ah): 70
    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).


    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

    1. Automatic transmission: 220 kW at 100 rps, 300 hp at 6000 rpm.
    2. Automatic transmission: 350Nm at 32-100 rps, 258 ft. lbs at 1850-6000 rpm.

    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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    Volvo programs

    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 Service 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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