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XC90 D5 exhaust tips = XC90 V8 R Design tips

A mid-size luxury crossover SUV, the Volvo XC90 made its debut in 2002 at the Detroit Motor Show. Recognized for its safety, practicality, and comfort, the XC90 is a popular vehicle around the world. The XC90 proved to be very popular, and very good for Volvo's sales numbers, since its introduction in model year 2003 (North America).
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XC90 D5 exhaust tips = XC90 V8 R Design tips

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I was looking around at XC90 images while prepping a VRD entry (another CN90 killer DIY, this one on XC90 2.5 timing/serpentine belt & water pump) and noticed something on P2 XC90 diesels: the exhaust tips were very nice looking, expensively finished. Then I thought I'd seen them before in real life, even though I've never seen a XC90 D5 (not sold in the US, perhaps not Canada either).

Oh yea. Those exhaust tips were either standard or optional on XC90 V8 models. Probably limited to R Design subflavors.

So yea. This observation courtesy of Too Much Coffee™.
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XC90 V8 R Design
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XC90 V8 (not R Design)
XC90 V8 (not R Design)
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XC90 V8 R Design (no badge, but wheels)
XC90 V8 R Design (no badge, but wheels)
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T5 - regular exhaust tip
T5 - regular exhaust tip
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Post by ggleavitt »

Pretty sure a diesel R-Design in the first photo.
Has Cratus wheels (20 inch) I think but the lower silver runner is the more obvious R-D differentiator.
All sorts of interesting variations were available outside the North American market segment, this apparently being one of them.
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ggleavitt wrote: 26 Mar 2018, 14:02 Pretty sure a diesel R-Design in the first photo.
Whoa. You could get diesel R-Designs :shock: That's pretty cool.
ggleavitt wrote: 26 Mar 2018, 14:02 Has Cratus wheels (20 inch) I think but the lower silver runner is the more obvious R-D differentiator.
All sorts of interesting variations were available outside the North American market segment, this apparently being one of them.
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Post by ggleavitt »

Someday someone will have to put together a little history on a few of the back-end 1999-2010 Ford/Volvo business decisions.

Real mixed bag in my opinion, especally as relates to making the normally aspirated 3.2 I6 the only North American powerplant after MY11 while the rest of the world remained with a number of 5 cylinder tubocharged options.

On the other hand, it's hard to imagine Volvo doing a 4.4l V8 in the XC90 (and the S80 no less) on their own so for that I probably ought to be grateful (I own both 2.5T and V8 variants today).

*edit- add a couple extra words*
2006 V8 Ocean Race-153k
2008 V8 Sport-148k

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