We've seen the official pics, now, lets take a look at what we know about the all new Volvo V40. The V40 measures 4,369mm (172.0 -in.) long, 2,041mm (80.3-in.) wide including the mirrors and 1,445mm (56.9-in.) tall, while it rides on a 2,647mm (104.2-in.) wheelbase.
This makes the V40 roughly the same size as its BMW rival, the new generation 1 Series. Buyers of the car have two options for engine ranges. Hit the jump to check them out.
The petrol range comprises of these three units:
-The 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder "T3" producing 150PS (148bhp) at 5,700 rpm and 240Nm (177 lb-ft) of peak torque between 1,600 rpm and 4,000rppm.
The variant will be offered only with a 6-speed manual gearbox accelerating the V40 from 0-100km/h (62mph) in 8.8 seconds and on to a top speed of 210km/h (131mph), and has a combined fuel consumption of 5.8lt/100km (40.6 mpg US) with CO2 emissions of 134g/km.
- The 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder "T4" is rated at 180PS (178bhp) at 5,700rpm and 240Nm (177 lb-ft) of peak torque from 1,600 rpm to 5,000rpm.
With this variant there's a choice of two 6-speed transmissions, a manual and an automatic. The manual takes the V40 from zero to 100km/h (62mph) in 7.7 seconds with a top speed of 225km/h (140mph) and returns an average fuel economy of 5.9lt/100km (39.9mpg US) with CO2 emissions of 138g/km.
- Volvo's 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-five "T5" makes its appearance on the flagship V40 where it delivers 254PS (251bhp) at 5,400 rpm and 360Nm (266 lb-ft) of peak torque from 1,800 rpm to 5,400rppm.
This is exclusively with a 6-speed automatic that allows for a zero to 100km/h (62mph) sprint time of 6.5 seconds and a maximum speed of 250km/h (155mph), while consuming 7.9lt/100km (29.8mpg US) on average with CO2 emissions of 185g/km.
The diesel lineup consists of three units:
- The 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder "D2" churns out 115PS (113bhp) at 3,600rpm and 270Nm (199 lb-ft) of peak torque from 1,750 rpm to 2,500rpm and is linked exclusively to a 6sp manual gearbox.
The V40 goes from zero to 100km/h (62mph) in 12.3 seconds and reaches a top speed of 190km/h (118mph).
- The 2.0-liter turbocharged five-cylinder "D3" is good for 150PS (148bhp) at 3,500rpm and 350Nm (258 lb-ft) of peak torque from 1,750 rpm to 2,750rpm.
With a choice of two 6-speed transmissions, manual or automatic, the manual gearbox, can take the V40 D3 from zero to 100km/h (62mph) in 9.6 seconds and tops out at 210km/h (131mph), while delivering a combined fuel consumption of 4.4lt/100km (53.5mpg US) on the EU cycle with CO2 emissions of 117g/km.
- The 2.0-liter turbocharged five-cylinder "D4" develops 177PS (175bhp) at 3,500rpm and 400Nm (295 lb-ft) of peak torque from 1,750 rpm to 2,750rpm.
Transmission choices include a 6sp manual and an automatic with the same number of gears. The V40 D4 reaches 100km/h (62mph) in 6.6 seconds and maxes out at 215km/h (134mph).
It’s usually part of every young driver’s dream. To one day own and drive some of the top cars on the market. To even break into the entry-level of luxury cars. For good reason, too. Besides the quality of the drive and the prestige, they have some real benefits that go beyond the surface. That said, they also have a certain degree of risk to be aware of. So if you’re looking to own one of the top notch cars on the market, you need to know some things. In this article, we’re going to cover some of those most important points. Read more
There are scores of different ways that we can make our cars more unique. Some of us, of course, aren't too bothered about standing out from the crowd. But, for others, we want to turn our vehicles into one-off masterpieces! Read more
It’s a luxury car owner’s worst nightmare discovering their car has been stolen and not knowing of any way it can be recovered. You might think that the more expensive the car is the more it will be protected by thieves, and while overall car thefts are decreasing year on year, often it is the most expensive cars that become the easiest and worthwhile to target for criminals. Read more