Volvo V50, S40 Changes to specs for 2011


Good news for if you’re buying a Volvo in the near future, the specs and prices are changing on the S40 and V50 range. The top of the range SE Lux model is getting more standard equipment and going down in price. The new S40 1.6d will start at €27,995 for the Es model and €30,095 for the SE Lux, see the table below for all the details.

Volvo S40 & V50 Pricing**

Make Model Description Transmission Type Recommended Retail Price** Road Tax Band
Volvo S40 D2 1.6D 115hp DRIVe ES Manual €27,995 A
Volvo S40 D2 1.6D 115hp DRIVe SE Manual €30,095 A
Volvo S40 D2 1.6D 115hp DRIVe SE Lux Manual €30,095 A
Volvo S40 D2 1.6D 115hp DRIVe R-Design Manual €31,335 A
Volvo S40 D3 2.0D 150hp ES Manual €30,500 B
Volvo S40 D3 2.0D 150hp ES Automatic €33,000 C
Volvo S40 D3 2.0D 150hp SE Manual €32,600 B
Volvo S40 D3 2.0D 150hp SE Automatic €35,100 C
Volvo S40 D3 2.0D 150hp SE Lux Manual €32,600 B
Volvo S40 D3 2.0D 150hp SE Lux Automatic €35,100 C
Volvo S40 D3 2.0D 150hp R-Design Manual €33,500 B
Volvo S40 D3 2.0D 150hp R-Design Automatic €36,000 C
Volvo V50 D2 1.6D 115hp DRIVe ES Manual €29,845 A
Volvo V50 D2 1.6D 115hp DRIVe SE Manual €31,945 A
Volvo V50 D2 1.6D 115hp DRIVe SE Lux Manual €31,945 A
Volvo V50 D2 1.6D 115hp DRIVe R-Design Manual €33,185 A
Volvo V50 D3 2.0D 150hp ES Manual €32,350 B
Volvo V50 D3 2.0D 150hp ES Automatic €34,850 C
Volvo V50 D3 2.0D 150hp SE Manual €34,450 B
Volvo V50 D3 2.0D 150hp SE Automatic €36,950 C
Volvo V50 D3 2.0D 150hp SE Lux Manual €34,450 B
Volvo V50 D3 2.0D 150hp SE Lux Automatic €34,450 C
Volvo V50 D3 2.0D 150hp R-Design Manual €35,350 B
Volvo V50 D3 2.0D 150hp R-Design Automatic €37,850 C

Not only are there great reductions in the prices but the 2.0ltr 150bhp engine is a welcome addition, if you put that into a V50 you would have a powerful estate in tax band B. Good move Volvo.
Here’s the list of extras in the SE Lux models.

The full specification for the S40 & V50 SE Lux includes, in addition to all the safety features synonymous with Volvo:

Electronic Climate Control
Full Leather Upholstery
Performance Audio
Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
Floormats
Aluminum Inlays
Watchdials
Cruise Control
Power Folding Door Mirrors with Puddle Lights
Active Bending Headlights with headlamp cleaning
Dashboard Information Computer
Audio Remote Controls on steering wheel
Leather Steering Wheel, handbrake cover & gearlever knob
Rain Sensor
Autodiming mirror
Front Foglights
Colour coordinated lower body mouldings
17″ Alloys
Passenger airbag cutoff switch
Rear Armrest with cupholders/ storage

Keep an eye on www.volvocars.ie for more info.

  • with this loads of info i guess you are the right person to ask for.
    hope you would help me out with my dilemma. I am planning to buy Volvo V50 but is little bit confused as to whether i should or not. i read some specs here and there and even in this site but is still not clear whether this car is worthy of spending this amount of money or not. help me out.

    • thenextgear

      Hi Aaron, thanks for stopping by. Without knowing what you need the car for it’s hard to answer your question but here goes. The current V50 is a very pretty car, it’s not a bad price for a Volvo either but its not a “proper” estate car, its a sportwagon or lifestyle car. That means its boot is a little bigger than a saloon car. There are a good number of choices out there at the moment that you might consider.
      Ford Mondeo estate, it’s much bigger than the Sportwagon V50. I also recently tested the Peugeot 508 SW and that’s a fantastic looking car both inside and out, it’ll be released in Ireland in the first half of 2011 with prices starting at 24,850 up to 35,150 for the top spec automatic model.
      In short, looking at equipment level, driveability and what you can fit in it, no the V50 isn’t worth the money, it’s still one of the nicest looking estate type cars though, it has badge appeal too.