Under the Hood

Under the Hood  - 2008 Volvo S40 Review - Reviews - Volvo S40

A 2.4-liter inline-five-cylinder produces 168 horsepower in the 2.4i. High-performance T5 editions employ a turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-five-cylinder that now generates 227 hp (up from 218 hp) and 236 pounds-feet of torque. The 2.4i comes standard with a five-speed manual transmission, while the T5 comes with a standard five-speed automatic that includes Geartronic operation for manually selected gear changes. All-wheel-drive T5s now come only with a Geartronic five-speed automatic. The six-speed manual has been discontinued. With the addition of the Dynamic Trim Package, T5 models gain a sport suspension, sport steering wheel and a shift knob with aluminum trim.

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    Parking lights
    Headlight control in position for parking lights The parking lights (the license plate lights also come on) can be turned on even when the ignition is switched off. Turn the headlight control to ...

    Automatic closing
    The power tailgate can be closed by pressing the button on the tailgate (see the illustration) or by pressing it down. NOTE If the tailgate is pressed down e.g., by the weight of snow or st ...

    Air vents in the door pillars
    A - Closed B - Open C - Horizontal airflow D - Vertical airflow Direct the outer air vents toward the side windows to defrost. Direct the vents into the passenger compartment to help maintain t ...