2008 Volvo XC70 3.2 AWD

2008 Volvo XC70 3.2 AWD Highlights

Available world first height-adjustable integrated child booster cushion
New more dynamic, elegant and luxurious appearance
Breakthroughs in safety technology
New, stronger side structure
Scandinavian luxury interior with super-slim center console
New 3.2-liter 24-valve in-line 6-cylinder normally aspirated engine with 235 horsepower and 236 lb.-ft. of torque
New 6-speed “Geartronic” automatic transmission
All-wheel drive with Instant TractionTM
Volvo first Hill Descent Control (HDC)
17-inch “Cecina” alloy wheels with 215/65R-17 tires
High performance sound system with CD player, AUX input, MP3 capability, 160-watt amplifier and eight speakers
Optional Dynaudio® Premium Sound system with 6-CD changer, AUX input, MP3 capability, 650-watt amplifier, Dolby Pro-Logic II Surround Sound and 12 Dynaudio speakers
Refined Side Impact Protection System (SIPS)
Next generation Whiplash Protection System (WHIPS)
Optional Adaptive Cruise Control with collision warning and brake support
Available Personal Car Communicator (PCC) includes keyless drive, two-way car communication and heartbeat sensor
Optional Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)
Optional power tailgate

Engine
3.2 Liter, inline 6-cylinder, double overhead cam, 24-valve STD
Compression ratio 10.8 : 1
Configuration Transverse/AWD
Displacement 3,192 cc
Bore x stroke 84.0 x 96.0 mm
Horsepower (SAE net) 235 @ 6,200 rpm
Torque (lb.-ft. SAE net) 236 @ 3,200 rpm
Max engine speed 6,500 rpm
Fuel, rec. octane Regular

Fuel Economy
Automatic transmission, city (estimated) 15 mpg
Automatic transmission, highway (estimated) 22 mpg

Performance
Top speed (electronically limited) 130 mph
Acceleration (0-60 mph) automatic transmission – estimated 8.1 sec.

Cost
MSRP $36,775
Destination Charge $745

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