Volvo 850 (1994)

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For a quarter of a century Volvo has a reputation of strong, safe, boxy sedans and station These traditional works of Swedish Steel were with the engine in front and the wheels in back, and were to provide roomy, reliable Late in 1992 a dramatic took place at Volvo. It its all-new 850 sedan!

This was not only smaller and sportier its brethren, but its drive wheels in front and it was powered by a new five-cylinder engine. Despite these the 850 was still unmistakably Volvo as far as styling, rugged construction and features were concerned.

For 1994 even more changes were made to the A station wagon version and a engine were added to the With its 225 horsepower turbo and refined sleek wagon Volvo describes it as the Sportswagon. It is an efficient vehicle. Efficient in its use of compartment as well as passenger and space, in its variable transportation and in its use of energy.

While the 850 Sportswagon is to appeal to a younger group of with an interest in performance, it all of Volvo’s traditional values of and safety.

APPEARANCE: The new Sportswagon is lower and than previous wagons, But it the signature Volvo rectangular with the familiar logo in the The new grille and hood are lower, the are slimmer, the body side are wider, and the bumpers are smoothly

New swept spoke alloy and Michelin Pilot HX low profile tires set the wagon apart, as do the and very visible rear which stretch from the to the top on each side of the large hatch. A glass sunroof added touring vision.

COMFORT: The 850 has a tastefully appointed interior that includes seats and side mirrors. It is with very comfortable faced seating, a highly instrument panel, plus an dual-control climate system separate temperature settings for side of the wagon. Clear, sound fills the cabin the AM/FM/cassette system.

Not only the rear set fold down and to provide a lot of extra storage but the rear arm rest converts to a child seat with supports. The flat cargo has concealed lockable storage There’s an information panel provides trip information to the

The windows, side mirrors and locks are powered, and the doors can be locked or unlocked with an key fob.

SAFETY: Volvo has long known for its safety features. It integral safety cage and front and rear crush which are part of the wagon’s Occupants are further protected dual airbags, plus patented Side Impact System.

There are three-point belts for all five seating and those in front are automatically adjustable and feature automatic belt tensioners in the event of an

ROADABILITY: Like the rest of the automotive lineup, the front-wheel 850 Sportswagon is designed to be driven. Its suspension system is enhanced in increased stiffness for firmer and handing. The optional traction system works in conjunction the ABS system to reduce wheel while the optional self-leveling assures that its load is distributed to all four wheels.

It delivers excellent road through its rack-and-pinion power and provides precise stopping ABS and four-wheel disc brakes.

To accommodate the turbo for the 850 Volvo had to its five cylinder engine. The in horsepower from 168 to 222 was made by a small quick-acting turbo, and a intercooler. A sophisticated engine system delivers high at almost all engine speeds.

The improved smooth-shifting four-speed controlled automatic transmission has shift modes, Economy, and Winter. Economy is for city Sport when using the and Winter for starting in third on icy surfaces to reduce slippage. The new powertrain combination insures and safe power for a wide of driving, weather and road



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