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The VOLVO 850 sedan was introduced in 1993 and was the first VOLVO imported to North America with the front wheel drive technology. Note that VOLVO was producing the 440 models in Europe with front wheel drive prior to the 850, so this technology was not completely new for VOLVO. For the American consumer this break with the long VOLVO tradition and proven reliability of rear wheel drive was a big change. The 850 wagon was introduced in 1994.

Both the sedan and wagon were available in different trim packages described below. All models have a 5 cylinder engine. The base engine is a 2.5L normally aspirated (not Turbo), 152 HP, with 2 valves per cylinder, sold in Canada only. In USA the base engine is a 2.5L normally aspirated, 168 HP, with 4 valves per cylinder, 20 valves total. The Turbo model's engine is a 2.3L, 20 valves, giving out 222 HP. The T5R and R models have the same engine, with different computer chip settings, giving 240HP (250 HP for cars with standard manual transmission). Check the tables below for more information on available models and engines.

Quite a few problems were found on the 1993 models and a new re-designed model was introduced in 1994. I recommend avoiding the 850 sedan 1993 and early 1994 models for this reason. Differences include headlights, bumpers, wheels have 4 nuts in 1993 vs 5 nuts from 1994 on, and much more. The car remained mostly the same from 1994 to 1997.

Differences between 1993 and later Volvo 850 models

In 1998 the VOLVO 850 was followed by the VOLVO S70 (sedan) and V70 (wagon) models which are mostly the same car with a different badge. The S70 and V70 are built on the same chassis and use the same drive train and mechanical components has the 850. However the VOLVO styling department made over 1800 changes to the car body "giving the 70-Series a graceful nature and an aggressive new stance. The rounded grille, distinctive V-shaping of the hood and subtly softer body lines are only the most noticeable changes". I am sorry for the VOLVO stylist but before reading those lines I hadn't noticed the body was that different! "The new style is apparent in a more steeply raked windshield and in new sheet metal that carries the theme to a rounder tail. The S70 sedan has virtually all new body panels...". The V70 is not that much different from an 850 wagon. The rear brake light is now mounted on the top edge of the rear glass and uses LED.

The V70 was re-designed in 2001 and the same year the S70 was replaced by the S60. The 2001 and later V70's and XC70's are built on a different chassis from the 850. Click here for information on the V70 2001 and later model, (the S60 model to come).


VOLVO 850 base model
1993-1997
Engine B5254S: 168HP, 5 cyl., 2.5L, 20 valves

Standard Features:

  • Driver and passenger air bags and knee bolster
  • ABS brakes
  • Side Impact Protection System
  • Front seat belts have automatic height adjustments and pre-tensioners
  • Air Conditioning with separate control for driver and passenger
  • AM/FM Stereo, Full logic cassette, anti-theft radio code, 80W amp, 8 speakers, power antenna, possibility of installing a CD changer
  • Power windows
  • Power mirrors/heated
  • Cruise control
  • Central power locking
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel to fit all driver heights
  • Tinted windows
  • Split 60/40 rear seat
  • Folding front passenger seat backrest for extra long loads
  • Front and rear floor mats
  • Pre-wiring for alarm and fog lights
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Wheels are steel 6"x15" with hubcaps

Grand Lux Package (1996-1997)

  • 8 way power adjustable driver's seat with 3-position memory
  • Remote keyless entry with alarm
  • 6"x15" Alloy wheels, 6 spokes

Sports Package (1996-1997):

  • Rear deck spoiler
  • Sport suspension
  • Front fog lights

Touring Package (1996-1997):

  • Trip computer
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel

Grand Touring Package (1996-1997):

  • SC815 Audio system with CD player
  • Wood trim on instrument panel and center console
  • Power passenger seat

Nordic Option Package (standard on 850R, T5R, Platinum Limited Edition):

  • Heated front seats
  • Outside ambient temperature gauge with freeze warning
  • Headlights wiper washer system
  • Traction Control System (TRACS) (1997 only)

Additional Factory Options (1994):

  • 4 speed automatic transmission
  • Traction Control System (TRACS)
  • Leather seats
  • Sport suspension (sedan only)
  • 6.5"x16" alloy wheel (Turbo option)
  • 6.5"x16" alloy wheel (six spoke or multi-spoke)
  • Electronic climate control
  • Walnut trimmed instrument panel
  • Rear deck spoiler
  • 8 way power adjustable driver's seat with 3-position memory
  • 8 way power adjustable passenger's seat with 3-position memory
  • Trip computer
  • Heated rear seats

VOLVO 850 GLT (Touring Package)
1993-1997
Engine B5254S: 168HP, 5 cyl., 2.5L, 20 valves (1993-1996)
Engine B5254T: 190HP, 5 cyl., 2.5L, 20 valves (1997 only)

The 850 GLT, also identified as the Touring Package some years, is more equipped than the base model. The GLT uses the same engine as the base model from 1993 to 1996. In 1997 the GLT got a special low pressure Turbo engine of 2.5L and 190HP..

GLT / Touring Package (1994):

  • Power glass sunroof
  • 8 way power adjustable driver's seat with 3-position memory
  • 100 Watt sound system SC-811 with 8 speakers (1996-1997)
  • Velour upholstery
  • Remote keyless entry with alarm
  • Alloy wheels 6.5"x15", 6 spokes
  • 190HP B5254T engine (1997 only)

VOLVO 850 TURBO 1994-1996
VOLVO 850 T-5 1997
Engine B5234T: 222HP, 5 cyl, 2.3L, 20 valves

The 850 TURBO is equipped with the Turbo engine. In 1997 the TURBO was renamed the T-5.

Turbo Package:

  • All features of the GLT package above
  • B5234T Turbo engine
  • 4 speed automatic transmission
  • Alloy wheels 6.5"x16", 5 spokes
  • Dual Zone Electronic Climate Control
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel
  • 8 way power adjustable passenger's seat
  • Trip computer

VOLVO 850 T-5R (1995)
VOLVO 850 R (1996-1997)
Engine B5234TR: 250hp with man. transmission (240hp with auto.), 2.3L, 20 valves
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The 850 T-5R badge was used only in 1995, the name was reduced to 850 R in 1996. The 850 T-5R and 850 R are the top of the line, with the engine power increased to a peak of 250hp with std (240 with auto) by raising the max Turbo pressure for 30 seconds.

T-5R / R Package:

  • B5234TR 250hp with standard transmission(240hp with auto)
  • Black, white or red paint
  • Special front bumper cover with spoiler
  • Front fog lights
  • 4 speed automatic transmission (5 speed standard in Canada)
  • 17" wheels, 7 spokes design, with P-0 205/45/ZR17 tires
  • Sport suspension
  • Traction Control System (TRACS)
  • Dual Zone Electronic Climate Control
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel with color accents
  • Walnut trimmed instrument panel and center console
  • Power glass sunroof
  • 8 way power adjustable driver's seat with 3-position memory
  • 8 way power adjustable passenger's seat with 3-position memory
  • Heated front seats
  • Outside ambient temperature gauge with freeze warning
  • Headlights wiper washer system
  • SC-815 Premium sound system with CD player, 200Watts, 8 speakers, pre-wired for CD changer
  • Leather & Suede Alcantra seats
  • Remote keyless entry with alarm
  • Trip computer
  • Rear deck spoiler
  • Chrome door sill covers
  • Wagons have a cargo net barrier

VOLVO 850 Platinum Special Edition
1996
Engine B5234T: 222HP, 5 cyl., 2.3L, 20 valves

The 850 Platinum Limited Edition is a specially trimmed model with white platinum paint available only in 1996. It is loaded like the 850R but has the regular B5234T Turbo engine and regular suspension.

Platinum Special Edition Package:

  • B5234T 222hp engine
  • Pearl White Platinum Paint
  • 4 speed automatic transmission (5 speed standard in Canada)
  • 16" wheels, 5 spoke design
  • Traction Control System (TRACS)
  • Dual Zone Electronic Climate Control
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Power glass sunroof
  • 8 way power adjustable driver's seat with 3-position memory
  • 8 way power adjustable passenger's seat with 3-position memory
  • Heated front seats
  • Outside ambient temperature gauge with freeze warning
  • Headlights wiper washer system
  • SC-815 Premium sound system with CD player, 200Watts, 8 speakers, pre-wired for CD changer
  • Leather seats
  • Remote keyless entry with alarm
  • Trip computer
  • Rear deck spoiler

VOLVO 850 AWD
1997
Engine B5254T: 190HP, 5 cyl., 2.5L, 20 valves

The 850 AWD has a drive shaft bringing power to the rear wheels. It is the first 4 wheel drive model sold by VOLVO in North America. Available only has a station wagon, the car has an higher ground clearance and black plastic trims and bumpers making it look a bit like an SUV. It was available in Canada in 1997 only, the 850 AWD was followed by the V70 AWD available in the USA. See V70 AWD for more information.


VOLVO S70

VOLVO S70 base model
VOLVO V70 base model
1998-2000
Engine
B5254S: 168HP, 5 cyl., 2.5L, 20 valves

Standard Features:

  • Driver and passenger air bags and knee bolster
  • ABS brakes
  • Side Impact Protection System and air bags
  • Front seat belts have automatic height adjustments and pre-tensioners
  • Air Conditioning with separate control for driver and passenger
  • SC-813 AM/FM Stereo, anti-theft radio code, 100W amp, 6speakers,
  • Antenna built in the windshield
  • Power windows
  • Power mirrors
  • Cruise control
  • Central power locking
  • Remote trunk and fuel cap door opening
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel to fit all driver heights
  • Tinted windows
  • Split 60/40 rear seat
  • Folding front passenger seat backrest for extra long loads
  • Front and rear floor mats
  • Pre-wiring for alarm and fog lights
  • Wheels are steel 6"x15" with hubcaps
  • TRACS / Nordic Option Package is standard in Canada (see below)

Sports Package (1998):

  • Rear deck spoiler
  • Front fog lights

Touring Package (1998):

  • Trip computer
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel

Grand Touring Package (1998):

  • SC816 Audio system with CD player
  • Wood trim on instrument panel and center console
  • Power passenger seat

TRACS / Nordic Option Package (included on all models from 1999):

  • Heated front seats
  • Outside ambient temperature gauge with freeze warning
  • Headlights wiper washer system
  • Traction Control System (TRACS)

VOLVO V70 GT
1998
Engine B5254S: 168HP, 5 cyl., 2.5L, 20 valves

The V70 GT is more equipped than the base mode but uses the same engine. This package was offered in 1998 only.

GT Package:

  • 8 way power adjustable driver's seat with 3-position memory
  • Remote keyless entry with alarm
  • 6"x15" Alloy wheels
  • Power glass sunroof

VOLVO V70 GLT
VOLVO S70 GLT

1998-2000
Engine B5254T: 190HP, 5 cyl., 2.5L, 20 valves

The V70GLT is more equipped than the base mode and has the low pressure Turbo engine of 2.5L and 190HP..

GLT Package:

  • 190HP B5254T engine
  • 4 speed automatic transmission
  • Power glass sunroof
  • 8 way power adjustable driver's seat with 3-position memory
  • Dual Zone Electronic Climate Control
  • Remote keyless entry with alarm
  • Alloy wheels 6.5"x15", 6 spokes

GLT Touring Package (1999)

  • TRACS Traction Control
  • Leather upholstery
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel

VOLVO V70 T-5
VOLVO S70 T-5
1998-2000
Engine B5234T: 236HP, 5 cyl, 2.3L, 20 valves

The V70 T5 is equipped with the Turbo engine.

T-5 Package:

  • B5234T Turbo engine
  • Alloy wheels 6.5"x16", 5 spokes
  • Dual Zone Electronic Climate Control
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Power glass sunroof
  • 8 way power adjustable driver's seat with 3-position memory
  • 8 way power adjustable passenger's seat
  • SC816 Audio system with CD player, 8 speakers, 100W
  • Velour upholstery
  • Remote keyless entry with alarm
  • Trip computer

T-5 Touring Package (1999)

  • Leather shift knob
  • Monza style leather upholstery
  • Walnut trimmed instrument panel and center console
  • Wooden steering wheel
  • Front fog lights

VOLVO S70 AWD
VOLVO V70 AWD
1999-2000
Engine B5254T: 190HP, 5 cyl., 2.5L, 20 valves

The All Wheel Drive version of the S70 and V70. It is a car with 4 wheel drive but without the V70XC look.

AWD Package:

  • B5254T 190HP turbo engine
  • 4 speed automatic transmission
  • 8 way power adjustable driver's seat with 3-position memory
  • 8 way power adjustable passenger's seat
  • Dual Zone Electronic Climate Control
  • Remote keyless entry with alarm
  • Alloy wheels 6.5"x15", 5 spokes
  • Automatic all wheel drive with viscous coupling
  • TRACS traction control
  • Rear Multi-link independent suspension
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Rear deck spoiler

AWD Touring Package

  • Power glass sunroof
  • Leather upholstery
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel

VOLVO V70 XC AWD
1999-2000

Engine B5254T: 190HP, 5 cyl., 2.5L, 20 valves

The V70 Cross Country (XC) version with higher ground clearance and black plastic trims making it look like an SUV.

  • Cross Country styling package
  • 4 speed adaptive automatic transmission
  • Front fog lights
  • power glass sunroof
  • Heated front seats
  • Wiper/washer system for headlights
  • SC816 Audio system with CD player, 8 speakers, 100W
  • Leather rimmed steering wheel
  • 8 way power adjustable driver's seat with 3-position memory
  • Cargo area net
  • Dirt protector
  • Roof load bars
  • Trip computer
  • Wood shift knob
  • Cross country floor and cargo mats
  • Dual Zone Electronic Climate control
  • Remote keyless entry with alarm
  • 15 inch, 5 spoke alloy wheels with 205/6515 tires
  • Automatic all wheel drive with viscous coupling
  • TRACS traction control
  • Rear Multi-link independent suspension
  • Rear mud flaps

XC AWD Touring Package

  • SC-901 in dash 3-CD audio system
  • Leather upholstery

VOLVO V70 R AWD
1999-2000
Engine B5234TR 247 HP, 5 cyl., 2.3L, 20 valves

The V70 R AWD is the most performant V70 with the 247 HP B5234TR Turbo engine and 4 wheel drive. It doesn't have the SUV look of the V70 XC, it looks like a sportier V70.

R AWD Package

  • see V70 AWD above
  • other features to be determined

Production Tables

Name Style Description From To Total Production
VOLVO 854 4 door sedan 850 and S70 4 door sedan 1993 2000
VOLVO 855 station wagon 850 and V70 5 door station wagon 1994 2000

Volvo 850 sedan and S70 production
VOLVO 850 4 door sedan and S70 Production
CHASSIS_NAME MODEL_YEAR MODEL_FULL_NAME PRODUCTION_ID FROM_CHASSIS_NUMBER NUMBER_BUILT
VOLVO 854 1993 VOLVO 850 P 30700 69700
VOLVO 854 1994 VOLVO 850 R 100400 74600
VOLVO 854 1995 VOLVO 850 S 175000 92000
VOLVO 854 1996 VOLVO 850 T 267000 88000
VOLVO 854 1997 VOLVO 850 V 355000 53556
VOLVO 854 1998 VOLVO S70 W 408556 156444
VOLVO 854 1999 VOLVO S70 X 565000 58000
VOLVO 854 2000 VOLVO S70 Y 623000  

Volvo 850 wagon and V70 Production
VOLVO 850 station wagon and V70 (up to 2000) Production
CHASSIS_NAME MODEL_YEAR MODEL_FULL_NAME PRODUCTION_ID FROM_CHASSIS_NUMBER NUMBER_BUILT
VOLVO 855 1994 VOLVO 850 R 11800 66200
VOLVO 855 1995 VOLVO 850 S 78000 93000
VOLVO 855 1996 VOLVO 850 T 171000 104000
VOLVO 855 1997 VOLVO 850 V 275000 67001
VOLVO 855 1998 VOLVO V70 W 342001 197999
VOLVO 855 1999 VOLVO V70 X 540000 93000
VOLVO 855 2000 VOLVO V70 Y 633000  

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