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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    Storage compartment in the centerconsole
    To open the lid on the storage compartment, press the lower edge of the opening latch (see illustration above). This lid can be folded back to form a small table area for rear seat passengers. ...

    Getting started
    Use the controls in the center console (3) or the buttons in the steering wheel keypad to access, navigate and make selections in the hands-free system’s menus. Activating/deactivating A short pr ...

    Audible signals from the park assistsystem
    The Park Assist system uses an intermittent tone that pulses faster as you come close to an object, and becomes constant when you are within approximately 1 ft (30 cm) of an object in front of or ...