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    Volvo 850 (854/855) 1991-1997

    Volvo 850

    The Volvo 850 is a compact executive car produced by Volvo Cars from 1991 to 1997 and designed by Jan Wilsgaard. Available in sedan/saloon and station wagon/estate body styles, the Volvo 850 was notable as the first front-wheel drive vehicle from this Swedish manufacturer to be exported to North America. It is often considered the vehicle that gave Volvo its reputation as a high-end auto maker in North America due to the level of features available in this model that were not offered in previous models. At the time of its development, the 850 was regarded as one of the largest engineering endeavours in Sweden.


    The Volvo 850 was introduced worldwide in 1991 as a 1992 model, but arrived in the United States in the 1993 model year. It was sold as a saloon (sedan) with an estate (wagon) model on sale from 1992 in Europe. The 850 was the first Volvo model in North America to feature front-wheel drive and an all-aluminium alloy 20-valve straight-five engine. The 850 was Volvo's top-seller in the mid-1990s. In markets outside the U.S., a 10-valve variant of the five-cylinder was popular for its lower cost and better fuel economy.

    All U.S. 850s received standard equipment such as dual front airbags, anti-lock braking system, head restraints and three-point seat belts for all passengers, power windows, door locks, and mirrors, cruise control, and dual zone climate control. Side torso airbags became a world first when introduced as an option for 1995. Some other options during the model run included features such as traction control, leather interior, power glass sunroof, power seats, heated seats, remote keyless entry, automatic climate control, and automatic transmission.
    Volvo 850 SE 2.5 sedan (Australia)

    The 850 saloon features an interior space of 2.80 cubic metres (99 cu ft). This is slightly more than the 2.78 cubic metres (98 cu ft) of the 2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, even though the car is reasonably compact on the outside. This space is achieved by mounting the in-line 5-cylinder engine transversely (from the left to the right of the car) under the hood.

    The 850 T5 is capable of top speeds in excess of 250 kilometres per hour (155 mph) when ungoverned. Production models of the estate and saloon have been tested to maximum speeds of 147 mph.

    In 1995, a limited-edition version, labeled T-5R, was sold worldwide. First in the colors Black and Cream Yellow, and after that in Dark Olive Green.

    From 1996-1997, a high-end model, the R, was produced. It was based on the aforementioned T-5R.

    In 1996 a "Platinum" edition of the 850 Turbo was available. The exterior paint for these models came in a metallic pearl platinum-color and had special 16 inch alloy wheels. The interior was fitted with leather seats and burled walnut accents. Only 1,500 of these were imported for the U.S. market.

    For the last model year (1996/1997), the 850 AWD (All Wheel Drive) model was introduced with a new 193 bhp (144 kW; 196 PS) low pressure turbo 2.4 litre engine (B5254T).

    In 1998, the model line was updated, and renamed the Volvo S70 (saloon) and Volvo V70 (estate).
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    I'm going to eat breakfast. And then I'm going to change the world.

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    I love these cars, probably best mid 90's Volvo. And that BTCC 850..




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    what a sweet, sweet car...........(I drive a 1996 Volvo 850 GLT)

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    LOL it looks really weird seeing a Volvo estate doing BTCC... but very cool! I love that yellow one, as well...

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    love Volvo; they aren't all flashy like other European luxury companies, and quite rare around my area.

    When it comes to wagons this is the one; or maybe the V50 T5
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    Wow, that's the first time I've ever seen a high res of the BTCC 850. I think I shall welcome it to my desktop!

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    The first picture is my own Volvo 850 Turbo
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    There was a report of Jan Lammers on tv today, he told that the 850 was his funniest car to drive. (I mean the 850 in the BTCC)
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    Volvo 850 T-5R in Cream Yellow and Green
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