2011 VOLVO S80

Volvo’s flagship S80 offers a revised model lineup for 2011 along with enhanced powerplants and equipment availability. While the previous S80 V8 AWD model has been discontinued, the S80 T6 AWD receives a boost in output.
The 2011 Volvo S80 T6 AWD’s 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine now develops 300 horsepower and 325 lb.-ft. of torque, for net gains of 19 hp and 30 lb.-ft. respectively from last year. Meanwhile, the S80 3.2 receives a modest increase in power. Its 3.2-liter naturally aspirated six-cylinder engine now delivers 240 horsepower. All S80s are equipped with a six-speed “Geartronic” transmission that lets the driver select fully automatic operation or shift manually when desired.
Inside the cabin the emphasis is on rewarding the driver and passengers with advanced levels of comfort and luxury. The leather-trimmed seats with matching stitching are accompanied by door panels echoing the same motif.
A Multimedia Package offers Dolby Pro Logic II Surround Sound, 650-watt amplifier and 12 premium speakers. Also included is the Volvo Navigation System with Real Time Traffic, remote control and a new rear park assist camera. The Personal Car Communicator with Keyless Drive and two-way car communication is available as an option along with Blind Spot Information System.
Both S80 models can now be enhanced with an Inscription Package. The list of enhancements includes Sovereign Hide soft leather seating surfaces, classic walnut wood steering wheel, ventilated front seats, classic wood inlays, upper dash and door panels, Inscription doorsill plates and floor mats, leather and classic walnut wood gearshift lever and a leather center armrest cover.
Base model estimated mpg: 18/27
Estimated starting price: $36,950
Compiled by Motor Matters

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