One of the highlights of the new Volvo S40 is the way the car drives. Steering and handling are superb, giving the small Volvo S40 plenty of driver appeal.
There are four engines to choose between; and each one of them are skilled performers. If you are on the look out for one of the best diesel engines around, then do have a drive of Volvo’s S40 2.0D. With 320 Nm of torque, a silky six-speed automatic and superior fuel consumption, you are in for a delight.
Comfort and build quality are first rate. And when your car rates as one of the safest in its class, you have got to be a happy chappie.
Volvo’s S40 has a number of premium features: anti-lock braking with emergency brake assist, a blind spot information system, dual xenon headlights that automatically bend to the shape of the corner, anti submarining protection, an energy absorbing interior, keyless entry, electric seats, climate air-conditioning, leather upholstery, Dolby Sound… and the list goes on and on.
Superior design and superior innovation can sum up the sexy new Volvo S40. The car has aerodynamically sleek exterior lines that are really eye-catching, and, once you slip behind the wheel, the Volvo S40 will catch you too.
With a choice of 3 engine and drivetrain configurations the Volvo has something for everyone. A front wheel drive 2.4 litre 125 kW 5-cylinder petrol engine, a front wheel drive 163 kW power 5-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine and an all-wheel drive 163 kW 5-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine all respond at the slightest touch on the throttle. The 163 kW engine is superbly quick, and, when attached to a superior All-wheel drive system, the Volve S40 flys. Each option has a choice of ether a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed Geartronic automatic transmission. The action is slick and swift for the manual and smooth and silent for the auto.
Safety is top-notch on the Volvo S40. Volvos lead the world in automotive safety. Dynamic stability and traction control systems, fog lamps for better visibility on those not so clear nights, a rear fog light with auto shut off, daytime running lightsand side impact protection systems are just some of the tasty safety features on offer. Driver and passenger front, side and side curtain airbags combine with the best weight sensoring front passenger seat system on the market. Rear side curtain airbags, anti-submarining seats, whiplash protection seating systems, padded head restraints, a security system, rear door child safety locks and an emergency trunk release mechanism show how the sleek Volvo S40 is light years ahead of any cheeky rivals. This is a solid and very safe mid-sized motorcar.
The interior of the Volvo S40 is just as impressive as the outside. While we are on the topic of being caught, you will be captured with the with the free floating front dash. This is a stylish design that is functional and boasts very eye-catching features, switch gear and instrumentation. A superb Volvo navigation system is connected to a DVD map data system and a remote control Sirius Satellite radio preparation system. The car has cruise control, a trip computer, an 8-way power adjustable heated driver and passenger seats, a memory power-adjustable driver’s seat, 60/40 split rear seat capability, power windows, power locks, power mirrors and a powered trunk release. The tilt telescoping steering wheel has the audio controls situated at the drivers finger tips, and a choice of premium audio systems produce crystal clear surround sound that is best described as being as good as a music studio. The audio systems boast an in-dash single or 6 CD changer with 6 to 12 speakers! Oh, and an amplifier, auxiliary input and MP3 capability are all part of the package.
For a drive with distinctive style, superior performance and eye catching features, take a Volvo S40 for a test drive today. It’ll steal your heart away!
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