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Volvos crash-test laboratory now 10 years new
[url=cleanmpg.com]We are continuously taking new steps towards our vision
that nobody should die or suffer serious injuries in a new Volvo car by the
[fimg=left][/fimg]Wayne Gerdes - [url=cleanmpg.com]CleanMPG[/url] - May 8,
At Volvo, the ability to replicate road accidents contributes to
world-class crash safety.
Volvo's crash-test laboratory in Torslanda turns 10 this year - and the
almost 3,000 full-scale tests that have been carried out during the
high-tech facility's first decade have helped give Volvo owners some of the
"We can replicate most of the incident and accident scenarios that take
place out on the roads. By analyzing these and then testing new safety
technology in the crash-test laboratory, we can improve the safety level in
our cars so that they become even safer in real-life traffic conditions,"
says Thomas Broberg, Senior Safety Advisor at Volvo.
When the new safety center was inaugurated by Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf
in early 2000, it was one of the most advanced in the car industry - a
position it has retained over the years thanks to the continuous
implementation of new equipment and new test methods.
The latest technology infusion is in the form of a set of digital
high-speed cameras that can take 200,000 frames per second.
Crash Testing the 2013 Volvo XC60! - The Downshift Episode 51
We visit Ruckersville, VA and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's
Vehicle Research Center. IIHS is crash testing the 2013 Volvo XC60 in one
of their newest tests - the small overlap front test. On this episode of
The Downshift, learn why this kind of front overlap impact has such a
reputation for killing cars and their passengers, and find out if the Volvo
XC60 passes the test.
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Volvo Sexiest City Experiment Funny Sexy Video Commercial
The new Volvo S60 sedan will show off Volvo's completely new design
language already seen in the Volvo XC60 concept. It will ride on the same
platform as the XC60. Volvo has said that the new S60 is intended to be
positioned against the Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4 and the BMW 3-series. This
new design is thought to target younger demographics. Even so, Volvo hopes
to keep its high-income customer appeal; from the first generation, a Volvo
S60 buyer has had a higher household income than a BMW 3-series customer.
Engines T3: 110 kW (150 PS; 148 hp) , 240 N·m (180 lb·ft) , 4-cyl, 1.6
litre, petrol, turbo (2011 - ) T4: 132
kW (179 PS; 177 hp) , 240 N·m (180 lb·ft) , 4-cyl, 1.6 litre, petrol, turbo (2011 - ) 2.0T: 149 kW (203 PS; 200
hp) , 300 N·m (220 lb·ft) , 4-cyl, 2.0 litre, petrol, turbo (2010 - ) T5: 180 kW (245 PS; 241 hp) , 320
N·m (240 lb·ft) , 4-cyl, 2.0 litre, petrol, turbo (2011 - ) T5 (US): 186.5 kW (254 PS; 250 hp)
, 360 N·m (266 lb·ft) , 5-cyl, 2.5 litre, petrol, turbo (2011 - ) T6: 224 kW (305 PS; 300 hp) , 440
N·m (320 lb·ft) , 6-cyl, 3.0 litre, petrol, turbo (2010 - ) 1.6D DRIVe: 85 kW (116 PS; 114 hp)
, 270 N·m (200 lb·ft) , 4-cyl, 1.6 litre, diesel, turbo (2011 - ) D3: 120 kW (163 PS; 161 hp) , 400
N·m (300 lb·ft) , 5-cyl, 2.0 litre, diesel, turbo (2010 - ) D5: 151 kW (205 PS; 202 hp) , 420
N·m (310 lb·ft) , 5-cyl, 2.4 litre, diesel, turbo (2010 - )
In 2006, At Speed Motorsports entered an all-wheel-drive S60R in five races
of the SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge GT class. It was driven by Michael
Galati and finished 14th in the overall standings, including a win at
Mosport. Since 2009, K-PAX Racing has fielded two S60s the GT class, with
former champions Andy Pilgrim and Randy Pobst as drivers. In 2010, Randy
Pobst won the GT driver's championship while securing the GT manufacturer's
championship for Volvo. For the 2011 season, K-PAX will debut new S60s
using the second generation body style at Miller Motorsports Park.
Joining defending GT driver's champion Randy Pobst will be new team mate
For some years the S60 was the car of the factory Volvo team in the Swedish
Touring Car Championship, where it finished 2nd in the drivers'
championship twice and won the manufacturers' title once.
From 2002 to 2007 there was a S60 one-make racing series as a support
series to the Swedish Touring Car Championship, the S60 Challenge Cup,
using 26 factory-modified Volvo S60 cars.
Paris worlds sexiest city. Paris is today one of the world's leading
business and cultural centres, and its influences in politics, education,
entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its
status as one of the world's major global cities. In 2009 and
2010 Paris was ranked among the three most important and
influential cities in the world, among the first three "European cities of
the future" -- according to research published by the Financial Times 
— and among the top ten most liveable cities in the world, according to
the British review Monocle. Paris also ranked among the ten greenest
European cities in 2010. Paris hosts the headquarters of many
international organizations such as UNESCO, the Organisation for Economic
Co-operation and Development (OECD), the International Chamber of Commerce
(ICC) and the informal Paris Club.
Paris and the Paris Region, with €552.1 billion in 2009, produce more
than a quarter of the gross domestic product of France. According to
2008 estimates, the Paris agglomeration is, scantily after London, Europe's
second biggest city economy and the sixth largest in the world. The
Paris Region hosts 37 of the Fortune Global 500 companies in several
business districts, notably La Défense, the largest dedicated business
district in Europe. According to the latest survey from Economist
Intelligence Unit in 2010, Paris is the world's most expensive city in
which to live. With about 28 million tourists per year (42 in the
whole Paris Region), of which 17 million are foreign visitors,
Paris is the most visited city in the world. The city and its region
contain 3,800 historical monuments and four UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Volvo 745 T5 1000hp - Micke Holmström
Några klipp från PPFs meet hösten 2012! bästa tiden blev 8,35
269,21km/h. Han körde 6st persobästa på 8 repor :) nyvarande
personbästa är 8.30 måste avsluta med en fjuttig börnis som han drog
på hemmaplan (åland)
CRASHES 2013 Volvo FH
The driver of a new Volvo FH would emerge from an 80 km/h collision without
any serious injuries. And if the truck rolled over, there is an emergency
exit at hand. But not only the driver's safety has improved.
Thousands of simulated collision tests and about 100 real crash tests have
allowed Volvo Trucks' engineers to develop a safer truck cab. For instance,
high-strength materials such as dual-phase steel have been used in
collision-absorbing beams and in the doors. The cab too uses the strongest
steel available today for body panelling -- ultra-high-strength, thermoset,
press-moulded boron steel.
Покатушки 10MAR2013 / Mitsubishi Outlander XL2 / Volvo XC90 / Jeep WK2
Mitsubishi и Volvo осторожно решили попробовать
себя впервые вне асфальта. Jeep уже не на
первых покатушках, поэтому потерял
бдительность и застрял именно он... :-)) \
Mitsubishi and Volvo finally decided to go offroad for the first time. They
were very carefull, so only Jeep got stuck... :-))
ADAC-Crashtest: Wildunfälle „saugefährlich"
http://www.focus.de/videos - Mit einem ungewöhnlichen Crashtest VW Golf
gegen Wildschweinrotte wirbt der ADAC eindrucksvoll für Vorsicht bei
Wildwechseln. Tipp für Autofahrer im Fall der Fälle: Draufhalten, nur
bremsen, nicht ausweichen.
Volvo XC90 - Большой тест-драйв (видеоверсия) / Big Test Drive (videoversion) - Вольво XC90
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XC90 от Volvo вызвала смешанные чувства у
ведущих «Большого тест-драйва» Сергея
Стиллавина и Рустама Вахидова. С одной
стороны отличный внешний вид и неплохие
дорожные качества, а с другой абсолютно
устаревший интерфейс и юзабилити (!)
медиа-системы. Стиллавин и Вахидов
попытались понять в 2013 году захочет ли
кто-нибудь покупать машину, которая
только экстерьерно отвечает веяниям
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2015 Volvo V60 Sport Wagon Review and Road Test
There was a time when wagons roamed the interstates ferrying families from
one National Lampoon vacation to another. With the rise of the crossover,
those looking for the original "looks practical but handles like a sedan"
mode of transport have few options and most of them live in the luxury
segment. Let's count them before we go too far. We have the
soon-to-be-cancelled TSX, the last-generation Cadillac CTS (the new wagon
may arrive next year) Jetta, E-Class, 3-Series and Prius V. Even if you
expand things to include "off-road wagons"the list only grows by three
(Allroad, Outback and XC70.) Despite the shrinking market, Volvo's brand
has long been associated with practical wagons that it's almost hard to
believe it has been three full years since Volvo sold one in America.
That's about to change with the 2015 V60.
Back in 2010 Volvo was selling two wagons in America. The V50 was based on
the compact S40 sedan and the V70 shared its soul with Volvo's 5-series
competitor the S80. Although the V70 is still sold in Europe and the V40
(the replacement for the V50) splashed down in 2013, Americans will have to
settle for Volvo's middle child: the V60 wagon. Based on Volvo's S60 sedan,
the V60 competes internationally with wagon variants of the 3-Series,
C-Class, Audi A4 and many others. But this is America and Volvo's only
direct competitor is the BWM 328i xDrive wagon. More on that later.
Despite ditching the boxy form years ago, Volvo's style remains the
automotive Birkenstock to BMW's Prada. The entire Volvo lineup in America
(except for the XC90) received a 2014 face lift with a more aggressive
grille and more creases in the hood. Volvo has finally tucked their radar
cruise control module behind a plastic panel that blends into the grille
rather than sticking out like a gray sore thumb. Out back we get bumper
cover integrates Exhausts, a large
black surround on the rear glass that made me wish it was separately
hinged, and a continuation of those oh-so-sexy Swedish hips. Volvo's
engineers kept the V60's roofline fairly high at the rear, but even the
Swedes have given in to modern "coupé" styling cues, most notable in the
greenhouse shape. The raked rear glass which looks sexier but takes a toll
on cargo space.
Birkenstocks are comfy. Prada? Hit and miss. (Or so I'm told.) And so it is
with Volvo and BMW interiors. The S60 on which the V60 is based is now 5
years old. Aside from massaging color and trim options, the only
substantive changes to the interior since it was launched is Volvo's LCD
disco dash, a new steering wheel with shift paddles (optional) and a new
gear shift knob. Despite its age, the Scandinavian chic cabin has what it
takes to complete with BMW, especially now that the 3-Series has gone
slightly down-market with more hard plastics in this generation. My only
major gripe is the small 7-inch infotainment display that is clearly
outclassed by BMW's ginormous iDrive screen.
The V60 has been priced aggressively for 2015 starting at $35,300 that's an
$800 upsell over then S60 and $6,150 less than a base 3-series wagon.
Adjusting for feature content, the base V60 is still $5,000 less. If
bargain wagons with premium badges are your thing, the TSX is king at
$31,985 starting but the delta shrinks to less than two grand when you
adjust for the V60's feature set. The $36,800 might be the more appropriate
competitor for the AWD-only 3-wagon, but a more interesting match up is the
$44,300 V60 T6 AWD. Configuring a 3 or the CTS wagon with the same
equipment you find on the Volvo will set you back at least $2,000 more. In
addition to the value factor, the Volvo brings 35% more power to the fight.
The extra power and AWD go a long way in compensating for the better weight
balance in the BMW or the Caddy. Since GM hasn't refreshed their wagon yet
the 3.0 and 3.6 liter V6 engined are outclassed in every metric by the
Swede. Option your V60 with every conceivable option and you end up at
As a former Volvo wagon owner I'm probably biased, but all the reasons I
opted for a Swedish cargo hauler in 2006 apply to the V60. Aside from the
fact that "value" strikes a fire in my loins, the Volvo is the clear
performance option in this segment. Want more shove than the $44,300 Volvo?
Pony up $64,900 for the CTS-V wagon or $102,370 for an E63 AMG wagon. I'll
reserve my final judgement until I can get my hands on one for a more
thorough evaluation, but in the mean time the V60 is quite simply the best
performance and value option in this phone booth sized segment.