Is the Volvo V50 T5 all wheel drive?
The V50 is now available with more power, the Haldex electronically controlled all-wheel drive available on other Volvos, and a previously unavailable manual transmission-the six-speed borrowed from the S60R. For our evaluation, Volvo supplied us with very nearly our favorite model, the turbocharged T5 with all-wheel drive.
What’s the price of a new Volvo V50?
This latest iteration of Volvo’s smallest wagon is now available in three trim levels. The naturally aspirated 168-hp front-drive V50 2.4i starts at $26,345, the turbocharged front-drive T5 model ups the base price to $27,945, and the top-of-the-line T5 AWD you see here adds the four-wheel factor to the same turbo motor and starts at $30,795.
What kind of Turbo does Volvo S40 T5 have?
The stock K04 turbo makes excellent power, but is limited by its relatively small compressor. The K16 turbo (the same turbo used on the famed Ford Focus RS500 in Europe) is capable of delivering stunning numbers, without the need to build an expensive engine.
Is the Volvo T5 used in the Focus RS500?
In regard to engine and drivetrain longevity, consider that the factory Ford Focus RS500 uses this turbo on the (borrowed by Ford) Volvo T5 engine with similar gearboxes. Naturally, aggressive driving and abuse will affect longevity of a stock or tuned engine and drivetrain.
What kind of engine does a V50 have?
A 168-horsepower, 2.4-liter inline-five-cylinder engine goes into the regular front-wheel-drive V50, while the high-performance T5 edition gets a turbocharged inline-five-cylinder engine that produces 218 hp. The prior V40 wagon had four-cylinder power. Front- and all-wheel-drive wagons will be offered.
What are the specs of a 2005 Volvo V50?
The side mirrors contain turn-signal repeaters. Built on a 103.9-inch wheelbase, the V50 is 177.7 inches long overall, 69.7 inches wide and 57.2 inches tall. Several aluminum wheels — up to 18 inches in diameter — are offered. An optional sport accessory kit includes specially designed spoilers, side skirts, larger wheels and dual exhaust tips.