480 is a legendary car produced in Born, the Netherlands, in 1987. It is a hatchback car with the first front wheel drive made by Volvo. Available in only one body style on the car platform with a three-door hatchback.
This compact car takes six years to develop. Eventually it brought production readiness since the 480 was first exhibited publicly in March at the 1986 Geneva Motor Show. Volvo also claimed that it was one of the first cars featuring bumpers designed to comply with American Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regulations Unions to withstand the front rear impact of 5 miles per hour (8 km / h) without damaging the engine, lights and safety equipment. This is the only Volvo that features the main blast lights, this is done to meet NHTSA standards at minimum lamp heights while maintaining an aerodynamic shape.
The Volvo 480 is equipped with sophisticated electronics. Having good suspension handling designed by Lotus. Available with an anti-locking (ABS) brake system as an optional addition. Beginning in 1988, the Turbo version was introduced, the Garrett AiResearch turbocharger increased power from 109 PS (80 kW; 108 hp) to 120 PS (88 kW; 118 hp). The maximum torque is 175 N⋅m (129 lb⋅ft) compared to 140 N⋅m (103 lb⋅ft) for 1.7 L machines. Changes between CEM (Central Electronic Module) are seen from the outside with the introduction of a total closure system in which keys can stored in a key position to close the window and (if installed) a sunroof. The previous CEM module had a “passing” function for the wiper, where pressing the accelerator pedal completely would switch the intermittent wiper to the full wiper.
Gallery of 1987 Volvo 480 with sophisticated electronics
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