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1999 Volvo S80 vs. 2008 Volvo S60

To start off, 2008 Volvo S60 is newer by 9 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1999 Volvo S80. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 Volvo S80 would be higher. At 2,435 cc (5 cylinders), 1999 Volvo S80 is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1999 Volvo S80 weights approximately 50 kg more than 2008 Volvo S60.

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, 2008 Volvo S60 (240 Nm @ 2200 RPM) has 20 more torque (in Nm) than 1999 Volvo S80. (220 Nm @ 3750 RPM). This means 2008 Volvo S60 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1999 Volvo S80.

Compare all specifications:

1999 Volvo S80 2008 Volvo S60
Make Volvo Volvo
Model S80 S60
Year Released 1999 2008
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2435 cc 1983 cc
Engine Cylinders 5 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 138 HP 0 HP
Torque 220 Nm 240 Nm
Torque RPM 3750 RPM 2200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 77 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.3:1 9.5:1
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 1440 kg
Vehicle Length 4830 mm 4250 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2800 mm 2720 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 70 L


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