Volvo S40 and V40

History of the Volvo S40 and V40


First Generation S40 & V40, 1995-2004

Half Volvo, half Mitsubishi, the first generation Volvo S40 and V40 compact car debuted in 1995, and was completely redesigned and relaunched in 2004, where it was all Volvo.

The first generation came with variety of 4-cylinder engines, including 1.6, 1.8, 1.9 and 2.0 gasoline engines, the largest being offered with two turbo choices: 2.0T and T4 (high pressure turbo). In addition to the dizzying array of engines, Europe got a 1.9 liter diesel. The United States market got exactly one engine: the 1.9 with the low-pressure turbo.

S40 & V40 Engines, First Generation

SpecificationS40 1.6S40 1.8S40 2.0S40 1.9 T4S40 2.0 turboS40 1.8iS40 1.9D
EngineB4164 S (16V)B4184 S (16V)B4204 S (16V)B4194 T (16V)B4204 T (16V)B4184 SM (16V)D4192 T
Power (kW/PS)@rpm(77/105)@5500(85/115)@5500(103/140)@6000(147/200)@5500(118/160)@5100(92/125)@5500(66/90)@4250
Torque @rpm143 N·m (105 lb·ft) @4200165 N·m (122 lb·ft) @4100183 N·m (135 lb·ft) @4500300 N·m (220 lb·ft) @2400-3600230 N·m (170 lb·ft) @1800-4800174 N·m (128 lb·ft) @3750176 N·m (130 lb·ft) @2250

Second Generation S40 2004–2012


Model year 2004.5 saw the S40 in an all-new, Volvo P1 platform-based design, built at the Volvo factory in Ghent, Belgium. The four-cylinder engine was out in favor of Volvo’s famously durable inline 5, which had been serving in Volvos starting with the 1993 Volvo 850.

Second Generation V40 = V50

The second generation wagon at this point became the V50, and like the 2004.5 S40, it was based on the P1 platform and built in Ghent, Belgium.