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1974-1993 VOLVO 244/245 specifications


The Flying Brick, Swedish Tank... nicknames for Volvo’s Lego-like 240 were hardly complimentary. But what this tough-mobile lacked in style, it more than made up for in safety and sales. The cars – the 244 was the four-door saloon, the 245 the estate – were based on the 140. However, the fronts were re-engineered for MacPherson strut suspension and a new nose. Aside from Volvo’s existing 1986cc engine, a new overhead-cam 2127cc unit featured; this rose to 2315cc in 1978. The last were built in 1993; as durable in lifespan as they were in quality and strength.

Production

  • Production:
    3,000,000+
  • Price at launch:
    £2,155
  • Price (excellent)
    £1,750
  • Price (good):
    £1,300
  • Price (average):
    £600
  • Price (project):
    £175

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    11.4secs
  • Top speed:
    106.0mph
  • Power:
    123.0bhp
  • Torque:
    125.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    22.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    electronic fuel injection

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, MacPherson strut, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, trailing arms, coil spring
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual with overdrive

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4897mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2639mm
  • Width:
    1707mm
  • Height:
    1435mm
  • Weight:
    1404kgs

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