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1992-1997 VOLVO 850 T5/T5-R specifications

1992-1997 VOLVO 850 T5/T5-R specifications Classic and Performance Car

The launch of the 850 marked a turning point for Volvo. Although it kept the family resemblance, it seemed to have been designed using something other than a ruler and was a more gentle, rounded shape. High equipment levels pushed the car upmarket, but it was the 850 T5-R of 1994 that really caused people to sit up and take notice. With a tyre-shredding 250bhp from its turbocharged 2435cc engine, pumped through the front wheels, here was a Volvo that was both safe and practical yet also fast and a little sexy. The company even took estate versions racing!

Production

  • Price at launch:
    £26,995
  • Price (excellent)
    £4,500
  • Price (good):
    £3,500
  • Price (average):
    £2,500
  • Price (project):
    £1,500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    7.2secs
  • Top speed:
    140.0mph
  • Power:
    240.0bhp
  • Torque:
    300.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    21.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line five
  • Aspiration:
    Turbocharged
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    electronic fuel injection

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4661mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2664mm
  • Width:
    1760mm
  • Height:
    1415mm
  • Weight:
    1450kgs

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