Wednesday, November 11, 2009
The Volvo S40 has been updated to incorporate Volvo's version of the Dual-Clutch Transmission called the Powershift. The powershift means the Volvo S40 now has a smoother ride thanks to inherent properties of Dual-Clutch Transmission which is able to up & downshift almost seamlessly.
Volvo claims that the 6-speed Powershift transmission coupled with a 2.0 liter engine results in 11% improvement of fuel efficiency over its predecessor. The 2.0 liter engine churns out a maximum power of 145hp @ 6000 rpm & 185Nm of torque at 4500 rpm. The S40 can do a century sprint in 9.8 seconds with top speed of 205km/h. Fuel efficiency is now rated at 8.1 liters per 100km.
Among the visible exterior updates on the S40 includes new alloy wheels design, bumper and front grill. On the inside we will have aluminium inlays on the floating console instead of the wooden one shown in the pictures. The new Volvo S40 goes for RM 169,950 without insurance.