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1974-1979 VOLVO 264/265 specifications


Alongside the four-cylinder cars, Volvo also weighed in with six-cylinder variants using the same 240 bodyshell. The 264 saloon was launched at the same time, the 265 estate followed a year later. Both used the brand new 2664cc V6 engine developed with Peugeot and Renault; a smooth and mighty motor especially when in 140bhp fuel-injected form. This went up to 2849cc in 1981, which added an extra 14bhp. Flagship was the 264TE, a Bertone-built stretched limousine, complete with a telephone and a fridge. As ABBA used one, it must have been special!

Production

  • Production:
    169,127
  • Price at launch:
    £3,799
  • Price (excellent)
    £1,800
  • Price (good):
    £1,400
  • Price (average):
    £600
  • Price (project):
    £200

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    12.7secs
  • Top speed:
    108.0mph
  • Power:
    148.0bhp
  • Torque:
    161.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    19.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V6
  • 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:
    4900mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2640mm
  • Width:
    1707mm
  • Height:
    1461mm
  • Weight:
    1456kgs

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