Alongside the debut of the new S80, Volvo will also trot the S80 Executive that kicks the classiness of its range-topping sedan up a notch. A uniquely colored grille, extra chrome trim and available eighteen-inch Ballus wheels distinguish the Exclusive from its more plebeian counterpart. Rich leather, walnut panels and thicker carpet pamper the five senses inside, and an optional fridge in the back can cool your Merlot on the go. Finally, to keep those spoiled rich kids happy on your way to Grandma's house, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system with 7-inch headrest-mounted screens can be ordered, as well.
The Executive model can be had with either a five-cylinder turbo diesel, Volvo’s brand new 3.2 I6 producing 234 hp and 236 ft-lbs. of torque, or the flagship 4.4L V8 making 311 hp and 324 ft-lbs. of torque.
More pics and Volvo’s official press release after the jump.
ALL NEW VOLVO S80 EXECUTIVE WITH ENHANCED PRESTIGE
- Tasteful, Scandinavian elegance
- Sober interior with high-quality leather and walnut
- Integrated DVD system and refrigerator as options
- Powerful, energy-efficient engines
The all new Volvo S80, which will be presented for the first time in Geneva in spring 2006, will also be launched during the year as a prestigious Executive model.
Unique details and a very rich content are indications of the ambition of Volvo Cars to reinforce its position in the prestige segment.
The all new Volvo S80 is the most exclusive Volvo sedan model to date. The Executive model represents a very competitive alternative for customers who value refined, Scandinavian elegance in combination with contemporary engineering – and who are looking for that little extra to enhance the experience. They are car purchasers with strict demands for a sober design, sophisticated comfort and intelligently designed functions and details.
“It is our aim that the Executive customers will appreciate the extra thought,” says Karin Falk, President Special Vehicles at Volvo Cars. “We really have made an effort to strike the right balance between attractiveness and functionality in order to provide a high-class experience that satisfies all the senses.”
Exclusive exterior with unique parts
The Executive badge is a discreet indication that this is an S80 beyond the norm. Among the exterior details that give the all new Volvo S80 Executive a more exclusive character are the uniquely coloured grille and the chrome sections on the air intake and around the fog-lights. Even the lower door mouldings and rear lights have chrome trim.
Four of the seven alternative exterior colours are so-called pearl finishes with a very elegant lustre. The exclusive, turbine-like eighteen-inch Balius wheel is an option and adds yet another dimension to the feeling of exclusivity.
First-class passenger compartment with leather and wood
Ergonomic seats and elegant door panels clad in soft Executive leather in four optional colour combinations and with Classic cut contribute to the distinct first-class feeling in the passenger compartment. The combinations have been selected to provide an exclusive contrast. The walnut panels are standard and cover the whole of the centre console and the rear part of the tunnel console.
Specially designed, extra thick carpets reinforce the sober impression. The opportunity to install a fridge in the rear seat, combined with storage space for glasses, also contributes to the enhanced feeling of luxury and comfort.
As an option, there is an advanced entertainment system for rear seat passengers (Rear Seat Entertainment – RSE). An integrated DVD player, 7-inch screens built into the head restraints, wireless headphones and a remote control are included in the system. An extra socket makes it possible to connect a further DVD player, a computer game or a video camera. The two 7-inch screens can be used independently of each other.
The engine range for the Executive model includes the powerful V8 engine as well as Volvo’s new six-cylinder in-line engine and the latest generation of D5 diesel engines. A highly attractive range of powerful, energy-efficient engines. All are extremely compact and transversely mounted in the engine compartment for optimum safety and a spacious passenger compartment.
Engine Configuration Output kW/PS Torque Nm
4.4 V8 V8 232/315 440
3.2 I6 I6 175/238 320
D5 I5 136/185 400