Volvo
VOLVO 240 SALOON SERIES

4-door 5-seater saloon.

From the screen back this used the 140 series shell, but with new overhead cam engines, MacPherson strut suspension and shovel-nose styling up front. The first diesel types (VW powered by the way) came in 1979, and turbo-charging in 181. Myriad small, and not so small, style, handling and power changes over the years, and still very much with us. Power ranging front 97bhp for single-carb 2-litre, through 140bhp for injected GLT type, and on to 155bhp for turbocharged unit. 82bhp diesel model never sold here. Like the 140 series, indestructible if cared for.

Technical Specifications
Engine
1986cc/2127cc/2315cc.2127cc turbocharged (S4 OC)/2383cc Diesel (S6 OC)
Configuration
Front engine, rear-wheel drive
Production dates
1974 to 1993
Number produced
still in production, over 3,000,000 all 240 family types by end 1988
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