2011 Volvo V40
The 2011 Volvo V40 is Volvo’s smallest and most affordable wagon. The 2011 2011 V40′s closest competitors include the Audi A4, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and the Volkswagen Passat. Upon introduction, both trims are equipped with a standard 1.9-liter, I4, 170-horsepower, turbo engine that achieves 22-mpg in the city and 29-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard. The 2011 2011 Volvo V40 is a carryover from 2003.
2011 Volvo V40 does offer impressive levels of safety equipment. Its standard features list isn’t all that impressive. Besides the basics, you get features such as automatic climate control, a ski pass-through and a CD player. As for optional equipment, there are individual features like power seats and leather trim.
2011 Volvo V40 has maximum torque of 170 ft. lbs. (230 Nm) is available over a very wide engine speed range, 1,800 rpm to 4,800 rpm. The engine thus provides high torque for good response and acceleration throughout the speed range where almost all normal driving takes place. This also has a positive effect on fuel economy, compared to higher performance turbo engines. The engine features Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) on the exhaust camshaft to help keep emissions down during cold starts. This engine fulfills the Federal LEV standard emission requirements. The engine maximum power output is 160 hp, reached at 5,100 rpm. This engine utilizes a “twin-scroll” light-pressure turbocharger that reduces throttle response time (turbo lag) by about half that of a conventional turbo. The twin-scroll design pairs up the exhaust pulses from cylinders 1 and 4, and cylinders 2 and 3 into two ducts feeding the turbine so that the turbine spins up to speed much quicker. 2011 Volvo V40 models are equipped with a five-speed microprocessor-controlled automatic transmission with lock-up torque converter and “W” winter/wet-weather mode. Gear changes are electronically regulated by a microprocessor, which communicates with the engine management system, resulting in smooth gear shifting. The car is equipped with shift-lock to help prevent the car from moving unintentionally when starting, and key-lock to help minimize the risk of a parked car rolling off. The “W” winter/wet-weather function limits downshifting during acceleration, helping to reduce wheel spin. The “W” mode is recommended for acceleration from a standstill on rain-slicked roads. This engine utilizes a “twin-scroll” light-pressure turbocharger that reduces throttle response time (turbo lag) by about half that of a conventional turbo. The twin-scroll design pairs up the exhaust pulses from cylinders 1 and 4, and cylinders 2 and 3 into two ducts feeding the turbine so that the turbine spins up to speed much quicker.