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2017 (67) Volvo V40D4 [190] R DESIGN 5dr

Stirling Volvo
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Active TFT crystal driver's instrument displayBluetooth hands free telephone kit
Intelligent driver information system (IDIS)Service interval indicator
Speed limiterSpeed sensitive steering

Entertainment

DAB Digital radio 

Exterior Features

Adaptive brake lightsAutomatic folding door mirrors with ground lights
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Dual exhaust pipesElectrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Front and rear electric windowsHeadlamp levelling
Home safe and approach lightingLED daytime running lights
LED HeadlightsMatt silver finish door mirrors
Rear diffuserRear wiper
Roof spoilerSilk metal window trim surround

Interior Features

12V socket in front + rear tunnel console5 headrests
60/40 split folding rear seatAdjustable front centre armrest
Charcoal headliningDoor sill tread plates
Electronic climate control (ECC)Footwell lights
Front cupholdersFront door step lamp
Front reading lightsFront sports seats
Front storage boxHeight adjustable drivers seat with lumbar support
Height/reach adjustable steering columnIlluminated driver/passenger vanity mirrors
Illuminated gear knobIsofix attachments on rear seats
Leather steering wheel with chrome insertsLoad cover
Lockable gloveboxPollen filter
Rear armrest with cupholderRear reading lights
Rear theatre lightingSports floor mats
Sports pedalsSteering wheel audio controls
Theatre dimming interior lightsTicket holder
WHIPS - Whiplash Protection System 

Safety

5 x 3 point seatbeltsABS+EBA
City safety braking systemDrivers knee airbag
DSTC-Dynamic Stability and Traction ControlDual stage driver's airbag
Dual stage passenger airbagFront/rear seatbelt pre-tensioners
Hill start assistPassenger airbag cut-off device
Side airbagsSide curtain airbags
Tyre pressure monitorWarning triangle

Security

Anti-theft alarm including immobiliser/volume sensor + level sensorDeadlocking system
Key integrated remote control central lockingLocking wheel nuts

Technical

Diesel particulate filter 

Trim

Stealth aluminium trim
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)99Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1969Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)74.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)78.5EC Urban (mpg)67.3

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power190
Coin DescriptionD4Coin SeriesR DESIGN
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0728ENCAP Adult Occupant Protection %98
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %75NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %88NCAP Safety Assist %100
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)7.4Engine Power - BHP190
Engine Power - KW140Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4250Engine Torque - LBS.FT295
Engine Torque - MKG40.8Engine Torque - NM400
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed143

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear225/45 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleIXIONWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1439Length4369
Wheelbase2647Width1857
Width (including mirrors)2041 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)62Gross Vehicle Weight2005
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1032Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)402
Max. Loading Weight554Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked700
Minimum Kerbweight1451No. of Seats5
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Volvo V40 D4

Volvo's sleek V40 is at its best with the revolutionary 190PS Drive-E powertrain. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

With hybrid and electric cars catching the eye, it's tempting to think that the humble diesel engine might have had its day. Volvo disagrees and with its improved V40 D4, it's easy to see why. A combination of 190PS diesel muscle, 75mpg economy and emissions of just 99g/km is difficult to argue with.

Background

If you're up to speed with vehicle technology, there's no doubt you already know the relative merits of a plug-in hybrid versus a diesel-electric parallel hybrid. You know what a range-extender is and probably don't need me to explain range anxiety in pure EVs. Let's shelve all that for a minute and spool the clock back. Back to a time when life was simpler. If you wanted a decent combination of pace and economy, you chose a turbodiesel car. Of course, back in the old days a turbodiesel was about as refined as a lock-in with Chubby Brown and the resultant emissions were just as noxious. These days, things are different. While many manufacturers have turned to electricity to deliver low emissions, Volvo has decided to focus on doing what we've always done. Just better. The V40 D4 is quite possibly the most exceptionally engineered family hatch you'll see all year.

Driving Experience

The engineering here is seriously clever. Volvo has replaced eight different engine families with the Drive-E architecture. It's a whole-car system with modular engine design that has been planned from the outset to serve petrol and diesel fuels. There's space in the floorpans for electric power, with the flexibility to mount electric motors front and rear. It's a huge investment and has put Volvo a long way ahead of the game. In this V40 D4, it's good for 190PS and develops 400Nm of torque. Think about that for a moment. That's more than you'd get in a Porsche 911 Carrera and it translates to some serious overtaking muscle in a car that's the size of a Ford Focus. The sprint to 62mph is dispatched in just under 8 seconds and you'll be impressed by the 2.0-litre turbodiesel's refinement at idle. Power is deployed via a six-speed manual transmission, although there is an eight-speed automatic on offer if shifting gears yourself seems a bit old hat. Just remember that the auto will take the edge off your economy figures.

Design and Build

This facelifted V40 gets a smarter front end, courtesy of the addition of revised LED headlamps that feature the so-called 'Thor's Hammer' style that's already been seen in the brand's larger XC90, S90 and V90 series models. A smarter grille mesh completes the more confident look. As before, the V40 has a relatively low and sleek bonnet line: that's because courtesy of a unique under-bonnet airbag, it doesn't have to leave an under-bonnet void to meet pedestrian impact legislation. So the bonnet line can be much lower, part of a lean, wide coupe-like stance in a shape very slightly longer and wider than rival BMW 1 Series or Audi A3 models. Pleasantly different then, an observation equally applicable in the cabin. Of course it needs to be good if sales are to be stolen from rival German prestige-badged contenders, a tough assignment tackled with an unpretentious 'Designed Around You' philosophy epitomised by a beautifully positioned infotainment screen that, once you've figured out its complicated menus, enables you to deal with audio, navigation, 'phone and other functions almost without taking your eyes off the road. The idea is that, like IKEA furniture, this cabin should be typically Scandinavian, comfortable, simple, intuitive and visually pleasing. And broadly it is. Cabin space is fine and there's a 335-litre boot.

Market and Model

Prices start at just under £25,000 for V40 D4 models and there's a choice of 'Momentum', 'Inscription', 'R-Design' and 'R-Design Pro' trim levels. For a premium of around £1,000, it's also possible to order the 'Cross Country' bodystyle, with its 'SUV' design cues. As with any car in this class, Volvo has striven to offer as many high-tech options as possible, integrating the sort of features that not so long ago were the preserve of some seriously high-end vehicles. We've got used to features such as adaptive cruise control, blind spot assistance and lane keeping assistance and the V40 offers all of these. Reducing personal injury claims, especially around town, is a growing concern for both manufacturers and insurers alike and Volvo's City Safety function now functions at up to 31mph rather than the original version's 19mph limit. City Safety keeps an eye on traffic in front using a laser sensor integrated into the top of the windscreen at the height of the rear-view mirror. The car automatically brakes if the driver fails to react in time when the vehicle in front slows down or stops - or if the car is approaching a stationary vehicle too fast. The V40 is also available with the optional Sensus Connected Touch infotainment system which enables full internet browsing and music streaming from Spotify and Deezer. It also gives access to internet radio stations and even allows you to find and pay for parking. This system connects to the internet via either a 3/4g dongle or via a smartphone. In a very Scandinavian touch, the 7-inch touchscreen uses infra-red scanning technology to allow it to be used while wearing gloves or, if you prefer, by voice activation.

Cost of Ownership

So how has Volvo coupled a 190PS turbodiesel with 99g/km emissions and 74.3mpg economy? Those two criteria don't seem to square with one another. The reason why is a very clever i-ART injection system that Volvo has licensed from Denso. This direct injection set-up works at up to 2,500bar pressure compared to most existing systems which tend to operate at around 1,800 bar. It then delivers up to nine injections per piston cycle, according to demand. Two Borg-Warner turbos deliver minimal lag and efficiencies are also realised in reduced internal friction, thinner synthetic engine oil, heat management to warm the engine up quicker, high pressure variable spray nozzle injectors and a lean NOx trap exhaust filter. Call them marginal gains if you like, but they certainly add up. The automatic version doesn't fare quite as well as the manual, but 109g/km and 67.3mpg is hardly set to break the bank. Again, it's worth reiterating that these numbers are the sort of economy figures that would expect of a much smaller car. A 75PS Ford Fiesta 1.5 TDCi returns 76.4mpg and 98g/km, virtually identical numbers to a fully-equipped Volvo V40 D4 with more than two and a half times as much power. Now are you beginning to see what a big step forward this Drive-E system is?

Summary

Perhaps the smartest thing about the Drive-E engine architecture that underpins this vehicle is that it demands so little of the driver. It doesn't impose any change in habits, merely doing that which we've always done but incrementally improving every step of the process to deliver some quite remarkable gains. Of course, the counter-argument is that spending serious development budget on diesel engines is a regressive policy; that we should be looking beyond such stuff. That's one viewpoint, but it's hard to argue with the real-world effectiveness of the V40 D4. It's a car that delivers with the minimum of fuss. If you're fed up of waiting for the next big thing, Volvo has a very appealing solution. All that's new really is old again.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
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Styling
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Build
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Value
80%
Equipment
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Economy
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Depreciation
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Insurance
80%

This vehicle has previously been registered to a business or a vehicle rental company, or been used by a business, so it may have been driven by more than one driver.

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£294.82
Deposit£1800
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£17,998
Credit amount£16,198
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£6275
Total amount payable£21,932.54
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge8.0p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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