Volvo E85 models

Five models from 125 to 200 hp give Volvo one of the market's broadest ranges.
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Volvo Cars has one of the car market's broadest ranges of E85 models. All told, five models are on offer, each available with one or two Flexifuel engines. Most recently, the Volvo V70 and Volvo S80 were introduced with a five-cylinder 2.5-litre turbocharged Flexifuel engine producing 200 hp (147 kW) and 300 Nm of torque.

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2008-2009 E85 Models: C30, S40, S80, V50, V70. (source: Volvo)

From a purely technical viewpoint, the Volvo Cars engine experts would have been able to boost engine power to quite a bit over 200 horsepower. However, this would have necessitated a richer air/fuel mixture at high revs, which in turn would result in considerably reduced fuel economy.

"200 horsepower is an ideal level for this engine since it means it is possible to cater for daily driving needs without any need to make the air/fuel mixture richer than the ideal figure. We are convinced our customers will appreciate that we prioritise competitive fuel economy," says Magnus Jonsson, Senior Vice President, Research & Development at Volvo Cars.

"The 2.5FT variant can be specified with either a manual or automatic transmission. This emphasises our aim to make a wide range of our cars available as environmentally optimised models that do not compromise on comfort, driving pleasure or scope for individualisation," adds Magnus Jonsson.

This is further highlighted by the fact that Volvo Cars' R-design - a sporty, factory-fitted option pack with a range of specially designed exterior and interior features - is also available for models with Flexifuel engines.

One of the broadest ranges on the market.
Both the Volvo V70 and the S80 have since the end of 2007 also been available with a four-cylinder 2-litre Flexifuel engine (2.0F) producing 145 hp (107 kW) and 190 Nm of torque.

This means that Volvo Cars has one of the market's broadest Flexifuel ranges. All told five models - the Volvo C30, S40, V50, V70 and S80 - are available with one or a choice of two E85 engines.

The Flexifuel variants of the Volvo S40, V50 and C30 have a four-cylinder 1.8-litre engine (1.8F) producing 125 hp (92 kW) and 165 Nm of torque.

All the engines and relevant components have been modified to run on E85.

The fuel consumption (EU, mixed cycle) of the new 2.5FT is 9.4 l/100 km (V70) and 9.2 l/100 km (S80) with manual transmission and 10.4 l/100 km (V70) and 10.1 l/100 km (S80) with automatic transmission.

For the other models, fuel consumption (EU, mixed cycle) is 7.3 l/100 km (C30 1.8F), 7.4 l/100 km (S40 1.8F and V50 1.8F), 8.6 l/100 km (V70 2.0F) and 8.3 l/100 km (S80 2.0F).

The Flexifuel cars can be run on bioethanol E85 or on 95 octane unleaded petrol, or on any mixture of these two fuels. When driving on E85, fuel consumption increases by 30 to 40 percent since bioethanol has lower energy content. The exact difference depends on factors such as driving style, ambient temperature and variations in fuel specification.

Increased demand in Europe.
Bioethanol is an entirely renewable fuel that can be made from most types of biomass, such as sugar-cane, corn, wheat, sugar-beet or cellulose. When running on E85 (85 percent bioethanol, 15 percent petrol) the carbon dioxide produced from ethanol is part of Nature's own carbon lifecycle.

Volvo Cars is launching its Flexifuel models on increasing numbers of markets. In addition to Sweden, these models are sold on the following markets: France, Norway, Italy, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Spain, Britain, Ireland, Belgium, Switzerland and Thailand.

Furthermore, they are set for introduction in many European countries. All told, Volvo Cars expects to sell 20,000 Flexifuel cars in 2008.

(source: Volvo)

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(March 2006). Volvo is introducing a reworked identity as part of widespread changes to the way it markets itself.

The Swedish motor vehicle manufacturer has appointed branding agency Bite to develop its logo as part of a plan to elevate the marque's iron symbol to give it the same level of prominence as the Volvo mark.

The changes, which are the brand's most significant in 75 years, are intended to eradicate inconsistencies in the application of the Volvo identity across its models and communications.

The company also wants to make greater use of the iron symbol, which it claims is recognised as a good illustration of the strength and endurance of its vehicles.

The changes to the logo are subtle, with the iron mark now more curved and thicker bevelled edges. The shape of the arrow has also been changed slightly. The blue of the "Volvo" script is retained, but the silver used for the iron mark is now a softer matt shade in an attempt to give it a more luxurious feel.

The new look will be introduced across all the brand's promotional activity -- previously it had used only the word "Volvo".

The reworked logo will first appear on the C30 model, which is due to be launched at the Paris Motor Show in September, and international promotional material for the model. Volvo hopes the C30 will rid it of its traditional association as a safe choice of family car and make it appeal to a younger and broader audience.

The changes follow Volvo's decision to relaunch its customer magazine, which is produced by Redwood Publishing.

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