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Volvo News – Feb 2018 – MVS Newsletter

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New V40 Spied?

Is this the upcoming V40?

We’ll see Volvo’s small, flexible CMA platform move beyond the new XC40 in 2019, when they debut the new V40. The brand new V40 will replace the then-seven-year-old predecessor V40.

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T6 Twin Engine

“With the launch of the 2019 V60 wagon, Volvo introduces a brand-new T6 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain. It’s essentially a less-powerful version of the larger T8 Twin Engine system, and according to Volvo Cars’ Senior Vice President Lex Kerssemakers, the T6 will quickly spread to the company’s other models.”

Ok, so far so good.

T6: 340 horsepower and 435 pound-feet of torque.

T8: 390 horsepower and 472 pound-feet of torque.

“In fact, in the V60, both T6 and T8 are expected to offer 28 miles of electric range, and both models have the same 0-to-62 mph time of 4.8 seconds.”

We at MVS headquarters don’t understand this. At all.

Advice please… Should I buy? 1999 V70 XC, tight budget, $3k

If you like “Should I buy this Volvo?” Threads, here’s another, with the usual great advice from MVS members. If you or anyone you know is thinking about buying a used Volvo, MVS has a trove of these for every model. Send em over!

Vida user? Did the new year kill it?

Vida 2014D Times out 12/31/2017 23:59

What’s Out There?

Volvo Findings continues to accumulate great information on how to buy a Volvo in general, and specific comments on specific ads. Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)

MVS Volvo Forum transactional mail gets places now

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What P80 engines go in which P80 cars? 

XC70, V70, S70, 850 and C70 engine swapability detailed in these topics:

Blown Headgasket Engine Swap Compatability and 1998 S70 T5 engine compatibility question

Pennzoil Platinum Synthetic Rebate

You’ll have to find the rebate online, easy enough to do, good through June 2018, 2 per household.


Herman and Operation 30MPG
“Today we got to measure the interior space with what other medium that large pizzas! Turns out the Mazda3 can only fit 19 bags, and the 850 can do a whopping 24 bags! That’s massive! We fit 120 pizzas in my car today. (There are 5 14″ pizzas per bag) I honestly couldn’t believe it. I estimate a wagon could fit about 34 bags in total.”

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