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Volvo PV 164

Volvo PV 164
EngineInline six-cylinder
Displacement2979 cm³
Bore * stroke88,9 * 80 mm
Compression9,2 / 10 : 1
ValvetrainOHV (rocker arm)
Mixture preparation2 SU-carburetor/L-jetronic, thermostatically controlled intake air preheating
Torque206/231 Nm at 2500 rpm
Performance96/118 kW (130/160 hp)
Torque5000/5500 rpm
DesignFront engine with rear wheel drive
TransmissionFour-speed, overdrive, three-speed automatic
Suspension frontDouble wishbone
Suspension rearRigid axle, coil springs
SteeringRecirculating ball with variable transmission ratio
Brakes f/rDiscs, later internally ventilated
Wheelbase2700/2720 mm
Length4705 - 4870 mm
Width1735 mm
Height1435 mm
Kerb weightApprox. 1380 kg + driver
Top speedApprox. 170/185 km/h
Construction year1968 - 1975

Volvo has in the period before the war, rather a six- than a four-cylinder tradition. In the Swedish taxi live these side-valve engines further for quite some time. As appears the Volvo 164, it is no longer there for ten years. And the new ties not even at the old, but the B20 four-cylinder. The company already always had to manage with little resources. Bore and stroke are maintained and the engine expands basically by two cylinders. The economy in the development goes further, the whole car still originates from the 145, only the front end is extended and replaced by a radiator grille appearing more valuable.

It is not easy to explore the market opportunities of this at first yet a little weak motorized vehicle. Because the competition also outside the U.S. by Mercedes, BMW, Opel, Ford, Fiat, etc. is large and usually faster than 170 km/h. It must be the acquired reputation of solidity by the previous models together with a relatively good standard equipment that includes even leather upholstery. Most one scores however with the safety, which exceeds in this model development, radial tyres, safety steering system, heatable rear window, head restraints, automatic seat belts, integrated roll bars, internally ventilated disc brakes and special prevention for side impact. At the end the car therefore comes with very large bumpers and modified front.

Technical innovation accompanies it more than others Volvo models. It experienced how much an electronic fuel injection can bring the engine on their toes, however, without its gasoline consumption reduce significantly. Finally, even changed its production efficiently. Since 1973 it is installed only in the new plant in Kalmar, but on individual cars that move as if by magic through the halls. A completely new at the time, employee-friendly production method. These can divide the work among themselves. Individual cars can be removed even out the production line. All measures that will lead to greater well-being and less absenteeism.               Top of page               Index
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