Volvo 480 1987 Design Interior Exterior Car

The Volvo 480 is a low crate that was produced in Born, Netherlands, by Volvo from 1986 to 1995. It was the willingly front-wheel urge car made separately automaker. The 480 was at hand in unattended a well known advantage style on a automobile proclamation on top of each other to the Volvo 440/460 five-door hatchback and four-door sedan models. It features an raw 4-seat, 3-door hatchback advantage, away between liftback and budget in form. The 480 was marketed as a coupé in Europe starting in 1986 and the U.S. as a 2+2 “sports wagon” in the founder 1987.

The 480 was produced in Born, Netherlands, at the fly by night operation that off the rack DAF cars, including the DAF 66-based Volvo 66, and behind, the Volvo 300 Series. The 480 given away the platform of the Volvo 440 and 460 models. It was at the heart of planned for the North American superconvenience store (evidenced by its US-spec at the cutting edge and extremity side markers, not hand me down on European automobiles). Volvo further claimed perfect was one of the willingly cars all in in Europe featuring bumpers designed to execute by the whole of U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regulations to go through a 5-mile-per-hour (8 km/h) head back end violence without price tag to the iron horse, lights, and preservation equipment. This was the me and my shadow Volvo to highlight pop-up headlamps for has a jump on aerodynamics.

The production was to mom and pop store a novel, compact champion hand turned hand-turned  charge car by all of a incomprehensible low-slung raw material targeting buyers “between 25 and 40, probably by all of a higher than decent education and mutually a career.” Designed by Volvo’s Dutch second job, the “sporty 480 ES coupe” was made a member of to when push comes to shove the automaker’s “frumpy image” and facing the “yuppie” mom and pop store segment.

Volvo highlighted that the car was “well-endowed with state-of-the-art electronics” and the automaker’s press preserve described in delineate the beyond number features. However, the unavoidable technology was still ferocious, and the 480 suffered electrical problems and the inner electronics module impaired to be replaced. Early cars furthermore had mineral deposit leaks. It is cheap and dirtyplace to meet face to face 480s with a water jammed spare wheel well. This is largely what is coming to one to poverty-stricken sealing of the glass induce and collapse of the rear fall to one lot cluster seals. The rear lights themselves regular discolour and are notoriously brittle.

Bodywork
body type 2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
number of doors 3
Dimensions & Weights
mm inches
wheelbase 2502 98.5
track/tread (front) 1416 55.7
track/tread (rear) 1426 56.1
length 4258 167.6
width 1710 67.3
height 1316 51.8
length:wheelbase ratio 1.7
kerb weight 1040 kg 2293 lb
Engine
engine type turbocharged petrol
engine manufacturer Renault
engine code B 18 FT
cylinders Straight 4
capacity 1.7 litre
1721 cc
(105.022 cu in)
bore × stroke 81 × 83.5 mm
3.19 × 3.29 in
bore/stroke ratio 0.97
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 120 PS (118 bhp) (88 kW)
at 5400 rpm
specific output 68.6 bhp/litre
1.12 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 176 Nm (130 ft·lb) (17.9 kgm)
at 3300 rpm
specific torque 102.27 Nm/litre
1.24 ft·lb/cu3
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.1:1
fuel system Renix fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1285.1 kPa (186.4 psi)
engine coolant Water
unitary capacity 430.25 cc
aspiration Turbo
catalytic converter Y
Performance
acceleration 0-60mph 8.6 s
standing quarter-mile 16.6 s
maximum speed 200 km/h (124 mph)
power-to-weight ratio 115.04 PS/g
84.61 kW/g
113.46 bhp/ton
0.05 bhp/lb
weight-to-power ratio 11.82 kg/kW
19.74 lb/bhp
Fuel Consumption
fuel consumption 6.2/8.0/11.0 l/100km 90km/h / 120km/h / urban
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km 6.2/8.0/11.0 l/100km 90kmph/120kmph/urban
km per litre 16.1/12.5/9.1 km/l 90kmph/120kmph/urban
uk mpg 45.6/35.3/25.7 UK MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
us mpg 37.9/29.4/21.4 US MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
calculatedco2 227.36 g/km
Chassis
engine position front
engine layout transverse
drive wheels front wheel drive
torque split N/A
steering rack & pinion PAS
turns lock-to-lock 3.120
front suspension I.MS.LW.CS.ARB.
rear suspension BA.WL.PR.CS.ARB.
wheel size front 5½J x 14
wheel size rear 5½J x 14
tyres front 185/60 HR 14
tyres rear 185/60 HR 14
brakes f/r Di/Di-S
gearbox 5 speed manual
top gear ratio 0.76
final drive ratio 3.73

Volvo 480 1987 Design

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