Though mine is bone stock, I had it up to 144 mph yesterday, unless there is a malfunction in the speedometer. The tires are aftermarket, damn good Cooper radials rated for 150 mph but that is the only not stock parts on this vehicle with 130,000 miles on the clock.
Volvo XC70 2.5T specs
|Curb weight||1796 kg (3960 lbs)|
|0 - 100 kph||8.1 s|
|Top speed||210 kph (130 mph)|
|Engine type||inline5 Turbo|
|Displacement||2.5 l (153 ci)|
|Power||209 ps (207 bhp / 154 kw)|
|Torque||320 Nm (236 lb-ft)|
|Power / liter||84 ps (83 hp)|
|Power / weight||117 ps (115 bhp) / t|
|Torque / weight||178 Nm (131 lb-ft) / t|
|Transmission||5 speed stick|
|Layout||front engine, all wheel drive|
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Daniel O'Rourke Ashland, OR 3w ago
FastestLaps 3w ago
Many potential explanations. Could be tailwind, slight downhill, smaller wheel/tyre diameter than stock, error in the speedometer itself, engine producing more power than stock (for whatever reason), conservative or underestimated data from the factory etc...
Corvolet3 3w ago
My guess is they didn't have speed limiters for the car in every country. Cause most cars with only 150 PS can do 130 mph without a problem.
FastestLaps 3w ago @Corvolet3
Maybe the top speed is for auto box version which limits top speed due to shorter ratios.
Corvolet3 3w ago @FastestLaps
Probably. All I know is, Volvos tend to have lower high speeds for their power output, especially the SUV variants. And don't get me started on the new ones that are limited to 180.