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Volvo 850T5R 2,3L 1995

Volvo 850T5R 2,3L 1995


This is really a one off opportuninty to get your hands on a Super Rare VOLVO 850T5R Estate!!


That car needs no introduction for the true petrolheads! Its a car that was build in very limited numbers to Compete succesfully in the British Touring Car Championship! And it did very succesfully!!


Powered by a 2.3 litre Turbo charged Intercooler 20 Valves engine, that developed almost 250 bhp, in 1995 it was one of the fastest and very highly equipped cars in the market. And believe me its still today, one of the best driving cars!!


***Few words about the 850T5R....


For 1995, the special limited edition 850 T-5R was offered, and was a commercial success, leading Volvo to produce a second run in 1996.

Originally, it was to be called 850 Plus 5. The vehicle was based on the 850 Turbo, utilizing the B5234T5 engine with a special ECU (Bosch #628 in U.S and #629 in EU) that added an additional 2 psi (0.1 bar) of turbocharger boost pressure, giving the engine an extra 18 hp (13 kW; 18 PS) for a total of 243 hp (181 kW) and 250 lb⋅ft (340 N⋅m) of torque. The engine was mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission or 5-speed manual transmission, the latter of which was not available in the United States. The T-5R was renowned as a sleeper car; despite its boxy, understated appearance, it boasted a drag coefficient of 0.29 and was capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 5.8 – 6.0 seconds (depending on transmission and body type). The top speed was electronically limited to 152.2 mph (244.9 km/h). The vehicle came standard with Pirelli P-Zero tyres, providing lateral grip of 0.88 g.


The engine tuning was co-developed with Porsche, as was the transmission and other powertrain components. Porsche also aided in designing some of the interior, such as the Alcantara seat inserts.


These cars came as standard with nearly every feature available, only a handful of options – such as heated rear seats – were available. On the North American market only two options could be chosen, a trunk-mounted Alpine 6-CD changer and no-cost 16" wheels for a smoother, more comfortable ride and driveability in snow when using all-season tires.

Also included in the 1995 T-5R package was a front bumper with a lip, rear spoiler, side skirts, polished aluminum door sills, special graphite leather and Alcantara seats, and a black interior with deep walnut wood grain accents. Both yellow and black versions came with the same black interior as the only choice. The T-5R has an additional badge to the left of the "850" on the trunk, referred to as "The Motorsport badge". The standard road wheel was the titanium-gray 5-spoke 17×7 "Titan". 1995 was the only year that the a model was badged as a "T-5R"; the following year, as Volvo recognized the vehicle's popularity, the model was renewed with the designation "850R".

The T-5R featured side airbags installed in the seat cushions. The side airbags were integrated into the rest of the Volvo model line the following year as an option, and became standard a year after that; other manufacturers soon followed suit. The car was also fitted with an early example of daytime running lamps. Also, just like the 940, it had three-point seatbelts at all five seating positions (previously, cars had only a lap belt for the center rear seat). The T-5R also used the OBDII diagnostics system, a year before OBDII was made an automotive standard.

6964 T-5Rs were produced worldwide, of which the largest market was Germany (1,433), Italy (914; 2.0 turbo), United States (876), Japan (749), Netherlands (489), UK (440), Sweden (321), Spain (185), and Canada (103).


The 1995 850 T-5R was limited in exterior paint color choices:

• Cream Yellow – 2,537 worldwide including saloon and estate. Only 346 sedans in this color were imported into the United States; wagons, only 49. Cream Yellow was marketed in the Australian market as 'Faded Yellow' to compensate for the unrelenting Australian sun. The Gothenburg engineers were aware of the 1990s paint technology, and the fact it wouldn't retain its deep luster over the course of time, and hence, the clever marketing descriptor, 'Faded Yellow' was coined.

• Stone Black – 2,516 worldwide including saloon and estate

• Olive Green metallic – 1,911 worldwide including saloon and estate.


Colour distribution was limited in some countries, that is, not all countries got all three colours: Norway only received yellow, for instance.

Two white, two Aubergine and three grey T-5Rs were also produced. The white and aubergine cars were preproduction cars whereas the grey ones were produced by special demand for the Arabian market. Both aubergines, at least one grey and at least one white T-5R were still registered in Sweden as late as 2014.


That Specific T5R is presented in the rarest color of the production line, Olive green!


The car recently had a Full Respray at a very high standard that cost alone almost 4000 euro to complete!

Its also recently serviced and it pulls like a train with that distinctive 5 cylinder burble!


The car is very solid and it comes with all owners manuals in the rare Alcantara folder and also the rare 850 Genuine overmats!


Its a very standard car mechanically and was never modified hard! It has though, some nice additions like 20mm lowering springs, stainless steel middle section to the end, TME SWEDEN MOTORSPORT, exhaust system and an upgrated aluminium Intercooler that help the 5 cylinder engine to breath and behave better.


Everything on the car works as it should and the Dual zone Climate control was serviced recently and is ice cold!


The car will be sold with a folder full of receipts and a full service history! Also the original head unit will be supplied!


Every inspection is more than welcome!


Pls contact me only if you are seriously interested about that very special car as that VOLVO is a genuine piece of Automotive history and everytime you drive it, it really puts a smile on your face!

  • Common

    • Sub-Model: VOLVO 850T5R

    • Body Style: Estate
    • Year of built: 1995
    • Transmission: Auto
  • Engine

    • Engine Size: 2.3Litre
    • Drive Train:2WD
    • Fuel: Petrol
    • Mileage:160000
  • Exterior

    • Doors: 4/5
    •  Exterior Color:  Green

    • Sound System: CD Player,iPod,MP3,AUX,USB

    • Windows: Power Windows,Rear Window Defroster,Rear Window Wiper,Tinted Glass      

  • Interior

    • Interior Color: Black

    • Climatic Control: Climate Control

    •  Seats:   Sport (Bucket) Seats heated, Electric and heated seats, memory pack, rear heated seats ..!!        

  • Additional Information

    • Safety:Airbag: Driver,Alarm,Remote Control,ISOFIX,Airbag: Passenger,Airbag: Side,ABS,ESP,Fog Lights,Immobiliser
    • Comfort: A/C: Front,A/C: Rear,Bluetooth,Power Locks,Power Steering,Keyless Entry

    • Other Features: Any Check Welcome,Alloy Wheels,Excellent Condition,Full Extra,SunRoof,Metallic Paint,Price Negotiable, Reversing Camera   

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