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Volvo XC70 2.5T specs

Car type Estate/wagon
Curb weight 1796 kg (3960 lbs)
Introduced 2004
Origin country Sweden
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Submitted by Georg

Lap times


0 - 100 kph8.1 s
Top speed210 kph (130 mph)

Powertrain specs

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

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.


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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...

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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.

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FastestLaps  3w ago @Corvolet3

Maybe the top speed is for auto box version which limits top speed due to shorter ratios.

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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.