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1999 Volvo S80 2.4 vs. 1999 Volvo S80 2.8

To start off, both 1999 Volvo S80 2.4 and 1999 Volvo S80 2.8 were released in the same year (1999). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 2,783 cc (6 cylinders), 1999 Volvo S80 2.8 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1999 Volvo S80 2.8 (268 HP @ 5400 RPM) has 130 more horse power than 1999 Volvo S80 2.4. (138 HP @ 6100 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1999 Volvo S80 2.8 should accelerate faster than 1999 Volvo S80 2.4. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1999 Volvo S80 2.8 weights approximately 205 kg more than 1999 Volvo S80 2.4. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 1999 Volvo S80 2.8 (388 Nm @ 2100 RPM) has 168 more torque (in Nm) than 1999 Volvo S80 2.4. (220 Nm @ 3750 RPM). This means 1999 Volvo S80 2.8 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1999 Volvo S80 2.4.

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1999 Volvo S80 2.4 1999 Volvo S80 2.8
Make Volvo Volvo
Model S80 S80
Year Released 1999 1999
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2435 cc 2783 cc
Engine Cylinders 5 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 138 HP 268 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 220 Nm 388 Nm
Torque RPM 3750 RPM 2100 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1490 kg 1695 kg
Vehicle Length 4830 mm 4830 mm
Vehicle Width 1840 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2800 mm 2800 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 80 L


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