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1996 850R Features and Specs

  • Limited Edition
  • Black, Red or White exterior paint colors
  • Special lower front bumper and spoiler with
  • Integrated foglights
  • Rear spoiler (sedan only)
  • Sports Suspension
  • 7″ × 17″ 7-spoke Titanium Grey Alloy Wheels
  • Turbocharged and Intercooled
  • 240 Horsepower Engine
  • Traction Control System (TRACS)
  • Split leather and Alcantara® suede upholstery
  • Tilt/telescoping leather steering wheel with color accents
  • Scandinavian Light Birch or Burled Black Walnut wood trim on instrument panel and floor console
  • 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat with 3-position memory
  • 8-way power adjustable passenger seat with 3-position memory
  • Heated seats, headlamp washer/wiper
  • Outside temperature gauge
  • SC-815 Premium Sound System with in-dash CD. cassette, eight speakers
  • 200 watt amplifier, anti-theft coding, prewired for remote Volvo CD changer
  • Stainless steel door sill plates
  • Trip computer

Additional 850R Features

  • Driver and front passenger supplemental restraint system (air bag and knee bolster)
  • Seat belts: five. 3-point, inertia-reel belts
  • Front seat seatbelts have automatic height adjustment and pretensioners
  • Five padded head restraints (center-rear is adjustable)
  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • Side Impact Protection System
  • Side Impact Air Bags (SIPS)
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Dual Zone Electronic Climate Control
  • Power glass sunroof with slide and tilt positions and sliding sun shade
  • Power windows with auto-down for drivers window
  • Dual power mirrors
  • Cruise control
  • Remote keyless entry with alarm
  • Central power door locking system includes trunk and fuel filler lid locks
  • Illuminated, lockable glove box
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors in driver’s and front passenger’s sun visors
  • Tinted windows
  • Front door-panel storage pockets
  • Front seat back storage pockets
  • Long-load pass through to trunk
  • Split 60/40 folding rear seat
  • Rear-window defroster with automatic timer
  • Two speed windshield wipers with intermittent cycle
  • Front and rear floor mats
  • Four cargo tie-down areas
  • Tool kit
  • Rear fog light
  • Four front and rear reading lamps
  • Two entry lights (in front door foot wells)
  • Interior cabin light delav
  • “Open door” traffic warning lights on doors
  • Luggage compartment light
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Volvo 850 interior, manual transmission

Sportswagon 850R includes

  • Fold-down 60/40 split rear seat with integrate cargo net and folding head restraints
  • Carpeted cargo area
  • Rear window wiper/washer with intermittent cycle
  • Cargo tie-down areas
  • Cargo area light


Transversely mounted. 2.3 liter Turbo, 5-cylinder double overhead cam, 4 valves per cylinder, aluminum engine block, forged vanadium steel crankshaft and connecting rods, cast-iron cylinder liners, microprocessor-controlled multi- point, direct port fuel injection system with Lambda Sond. Electronic ignition system with knock sensor. On-board diagnostic system, Exhaust driven turbocharger with intercooler.

Horsepower (SAE net): 240 @ 5200 rpm
Torque (ft/lbs. SAE net): 221 @ 2100 rnm
Compression Ratio: 8.5:1


4-speed microprocessor-controlled automatic with
lock-up torque converter and selectable shift modes
5-sneed manual transmission with synchromesh
on all sneeds and reverse• Final drive ratio• 4 0
(Canada only)
Final drive ratio: 2 54

Sport Suspension

Front: McPherson strut with asymmetrically mounted coil springs, forged aluminum lower link arms, hydraulic shock absorbers, 21 mm stabilizer bar.

Rear: Delta-Link semi-independent rear
suspension with coil springs, gas-filled shock
absorbers 20 mm stabilizer bar on sedan
Sportswagon features automatic self-leveling
shock absorbers, 20.2 mm stabilizer bar

Wheels and Tires

7″x17″ Seven-Spoke Alloy
205/45 17 ZR Pirelli P-Zero Tire
Optional: (no charge)
6.5″x16″ Five-Spoke Alloy
205/50/16 7R Michelin MXM


Power-assisted rack and pinion
34.5 ft. turning circle
3.2 turns lock to lock


Four-wheel power-assisted disc brakes.
Front: 11-inch diameter, ventilated discs with
sliding calipers. Rear: 11 1/2-inch diameter
solid discs. Three-channel anti-lock braking system
(ABS). Separate self-adjusting mechanical
rear-wheel drum parking brakes

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