NEW FOR 2015:

-T5 model with Drive-E turbocharged four-cylinder engine and eight-speed transmission, replaces 2014 3.2 model

For 2015, Volvo adds its Drive-E 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine to the top-line S80 sedan. It replaces last year’s 3.2L inline six, but makes the same 240 hp and more torque, which is rated at 280 lb-ft. The Drive-E motor comes with a new eight-speed transmission, and is offered with front-wheel drive only. The upgrade remains the T6 model which, like last year, uses a turbocharged inline six with a six-speed automatic and standard all-wheel drive. Power numbers are 300 hp and 325 lb-ft.

Volvo has pared down the S80’s trims: gone is the mid-range Premier Plus, leaving base and Platinum options with both powertrains.

Standard kit in base models includes Volvo’s City Safety system, electric parking brake, rear fog lights, safe approach and home lighting, power locks with locking fuel door, chrome trim accents and dual exhaust tips, fog lights, outside temperature gauge, heated side mirrors with LED turn signal repeaters, rain-sensing wipers, adaptive digital gauge cluster, auto-dimming rearview mirror, walnut wood inlays, cruise control, dual-zone climate control, four reading lights, front and rear 12-volt power outlets, heated front seats, lockable glove box, lighted vanity mirrors, leather-trimmed shifter and steering wheel, plush floor mats, eight-way power front seats with driver memory, power-folding rear headrests, split-folding rear seat with pass-through, tilt-and-telescopic steering, trip computer, Volvo Sensus with seven-inch colour display, eight-speaker stereo with auxiliary and USB inputs, Bluetooth, and leather seating.

Platinum models add adaptive cruise control, collision warning with full auto brake, distance alert, driver alert control, lane departure warning, road sign information, active high beams, and accent lighting.

T6 models add the six-cylinder engine and AWD, but are otherwise equipped similarly to T5 models.

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