Volvo Cars of North America LLC announces pricing of the all new 2007 Volvo S80 sedan, the first Volvo sedan with a V8 engine, as well as the first sedan with the new Volvo in-line 6-cylinder engine. Both engines are mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with Geartronic sequential shifting. All Volvo S80 V8s with be equipped with the electronically controlled Volvo All-Wheel-Drive feature, while the I6 S80 will be front-wheel drive. The S80 is built on a rigid chassis structure, with available Four C active suspension and adjustable steering force levels. Innovations in safety include a new side airbag with dual chamber construction for enhanced hip and chest protection, a structural design that uses four different grades of steel for predictable crash energy absorption, and the next generation of WHIPS rear impact protection. Also available on the S80 is the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) system with Collision Warning and Brake Support. Approximately 45 percent of production will target the United States and Canada.
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