Volvo P80 platform

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The Volvo P80 platform was a Swedish mid-size unibody automobile platform developed and produced by Volvo Cars. It was in use from 1991[4] to 2005. It is designed for different wheelbases in front-wheel drive configurations and was adapted to all wheel drive. It debuted with the 1991 Volvo 850.[5][6][7] Although heavily modified by TWR, the same basic chassis was used as the underpinnings for the C70. After the model year 2000 most P80 models were replaced by their P2 successors, with the exception of the C70 convertible which remained in production until 2005.[8] A total of 1,360,522[9] cars based on this platform were built.

Volvo P80 platform
Overview
ManufacturerVolvo Cars
Also called
  • Volvo P80 series
  • Volvo P800 series
  • Volvo 800 series
Production1991–2005 (1,360,522 units)[1]
Assembly
Body and chassis
Class
Layout
Body style(s)
Vehicles
Powertrain
Engine(s)I5
Transmission(s)
  • 5-speed Volvo M56 manual
  • 5-speed Volvo M58 manual
  • 5-speed Volvo M59 manual
  • 4-speed Aisin AW50-42LE automatic
  • 4-speed Aisin AW50-42LE diesel automatic
  • 5-speed Aisin AW55-50/51SN automatic
Chronology
SuccessorVolvo P2 platform

The platform utilises a front engine transaxle design with engines and gearboxes mounted transversely on a subframe. Only straight 5 engines were offered. A front subframe and front MacPherson struts were used and either Volvo's patented[10] Deltalink[11][12] rear axle on FWD models or Volvo's Multi-Link rear suspension[13] with an independent rear subframe on AWD models.

VehiclesEdit

P80 platform vehicles
Vehicle Name Image Production Bodystyle(s) Model Code Notes
Volvo 850   1991–1996 4-door saloon
5-door estate
LS (854)
LW (855)[14]
facelift model shown
Volvo S70   1996–2000 4-door saloon LS (874)[14]
Volvo V70   1996–2000 5-door estate LW (875)[14]
Volvo V70 XC   1997–2000 5-door estate LW (876)[14]
Volvo C70 coupé   1996–2002 2-door coupé NK (872)[14]
Volvo C70 convertible   1998–2005 2-door convertible NC (873)[14] facelift model shown

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Volvo Car Corporation. "Volvo 850 Production Statistics". www.volvoclub.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-07-06.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Volvo closes final assembly plant in Halifax, Canada". www.autointell.com. 9 September 1998. Archived from the original on 2016-04-06. Retrieved 2017-10-08.
  3. ^ Len Frank. "Volvo ECC". www.lacar.com. European Car Magazine. Archived from the original on 2005-04-26. Retrieved 2017-07-06.
  4. ^ Volvo Car Corporation (9 June 2011). "Volvo with four world-firsts turns 20". www.media.volvocars.com. Archived from the original on 2015-07-10. Retrieved 2017-07-06.
  5. ^ Volvo Car Corporation (27 June 2013). "Volvo S70 (1996-2000)". www.media.volvocars.com. Archived from the original on 2017-08-28. Retrieved 2017-10-08.
  6. ^ NRMA Motoring (11 December 1996). "Car Reviews - 850 sportswagon". www.mynrma.com.au. Archived from the original on 2015-10-25. Retrieved 2017-07-06.
  7. ^ "Volvo 850 AWD". www.volvoclub.org.uk. 1996. Archived from the original on 2017-08-06. Retrieved 2017-07-06.
  8. ^ Volvo Car Corporation (24 September 2005). "The first Volvo C70 Classic, coupé and convertible". www.media.volvocars.com. Archived from the original on 2015-07-01. Retrieved 2017-07-06.
  9. ^ "Volvo S70 Production Statistics". www.volvoclub.org.uk. Archived from the original on 2017-08-06. Retrieved 2017-07-06.
  10. ^ Volvo Cars of North America (11 September 1992). "Volvo 1993" (PDF). www.volvoclub.org.uk. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2017-08-07. Retrieved 2017-07-06.
  11. ^ "South Africa - Volvo Cars". www.volvocars.com. Retrieved 2017-07-06.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ Volvo Car Corporation (1991). "Technical information - Chassis Volvo 850 GLT" (PDF). www.volvoclub.org.uk. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2017-08-07. Retrieved 2017-10-08.
  13. ^ Volvo Cars of North America (1995). "1996 Volvo 850 brochure" (PDF). www.volvotips.com. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2017-07-04. Retrieved 2017-07-06.
  14. ^ a b c d e f "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-11-20. Retrieved 2015-03-21.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)