Sharing the Ford C1 platform wi the European Ford Focus an the Mazda 3, the V50 features interior "theatre" lighting, a floating centre stack an "Volvo Intelligent Vehicle Architecture". The V50 T5 AWD features four-wheel drive an a straight-5 2.5-litre petrol ingine wi a licht-pressure turbocharger, four valves per cylinder an a DOHC design wi variable camshaft timing—providin 220 PS (162 kW; 217 hp) an 320 N·m (236 lb·ft) o torque. Diesel options are available in Europe, includind a 2.4 Litre turbocharged D5 diesel Engine which provides 180 PS (132 kW; 178 hp) an 350 N·m (258 lb·ft) o torque. Within the United States, Volvo leemits sales tae the V50 PZEV caurs ten states whaur it is required, includin Californie, Florida, Vermont, Connecticut, Arizona, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, Oregon, Maine, New Jersey, Rhode Island, New Mexico an Washington.
Volvo Cars Special Vehicles produced a concept car based on the V50, the V50 SV, whose Engine produces 340 hp (254 kW), an debuted at the 2004 Specialty Equipment Market Association tred show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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For the 2008 model year, the V50 received revised front styling, minor modifications tae the interior, optional active xenon headlights, audio seestems, increased power an torque o the T5 Engine, availability o the D5 wi a 6-speed manual an a 1.8 Flexifuel Engine.
For 2009, the V50 T5 is available in the US ae as an automatic AWD model wi the "R-Design" trim package, an in Europe wi baith manual an automatic options.
As o the 2010 model year, the D5 inline-5 diesel Engine is no langer available; ae the 1.6l an 2.0l diesel inline-4 units can be specified.
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- Blanco, Sebastian (2007-09-04). "Can this be true, does the Clean Air Act stop most of us from buying clean cars? — Autoblog Green". Autobloggreen.com. Retrieved 2010-07-16.
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- "The all-new Volvo V50", a Volvo Cars North Americae news release
- "SEMA 2004: Hot-blooded Volvo V50 SV Concept Car Debuts at 2004 SEMA"
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