Drive the 262C and you experience the satisfaction that comes with owning a classic, limited production car.
Volvo's light-alloy V-6 engine provides the quick, smooth responce characteristic of great Grand touring cars.
Surefooted, agile handling and a body by Bertone-one of the most respected names in Italian coachbuilding- combine with performance to make the 262C a car that will be applauded by drivers know great automobiles.
The smell and feel of line leather adds to the 262C interior's air of quiet, tasteful luxury.
Soft, pleated black leather covers the anatomiclly designed, and individually heated front seats, and
the spacious rear seat of this genuine 2+2 touring car. Leather also covers the doors and rears,
plus the complete headliner. Door panels are accented with genuine elm veneer and the leather-covered
sun visors are recessed into a full-width leather panel above the windshield. The padded steeringwheel
is covered in matching hide, completing the 262C's feel of fine quality.
As a worthy companion to luxurious comfort, convenience is also a part of the 262C interior. Above each
door are individual swivel-mounted map lights. The windows are power-operated, as are the rear-mounted antenna
and outside rear view mirrors. The center console extends into the spacious rear passenger compartment and
contains an illuminated ashtray and lighter.
Other standard equipment includes cruise control, a feature that offers comfort plus improved mileage on long trips;"European-profile" steel-belted radials, mounted on light-alloy wheels; and Mystic Silver metallic finish with black vinyl roof.
Another standard feature is Volvo's integrated air conditiong,which has a recirculation capability and
even dehumidify heated air in winter. As in all Volvos, every control for every piece of equipment lies within
easy reach and driver visibility is excellent...making the 262C a part of the proud Volvo tradition.
Powering the 262C is Volvo's 2.7-liter overhead cam V-6. Its specifications are matched perfectly to the thoroughbred character of this finest Volvo ever.
The V-6 also incorporates Volvo's Lambda-sond emission control-a revolutionary system that permits the
262C to do what most munufacurers claimed was impossible: meet the stringent state and federal regulations with
optimum power and efficiency.
Most 262C drivers are expected to specify Volvo's three-speed automatic transmission. But there is an
alternative: Volvo's fully synchronized four-speed manual gearbox with electrally activated overdrive.
Complementing the unigue aspects of the 262C are all the qualities and features that make any model Volvo
one of the safest, most maneuverable automobiles in the world...including four-wheel power-assisted disc brakes,
a dual braking system in which each circuit operates on the three-not just two-wheels, power-assisted rack-and-pinion
steering with only 3.5 turns lock-to-lock,and a 32'2" turning circle.
The 262C also incorporates Volvo's safety-body design with a central "cage" buffered by front and rear "crumple zones". Bumpers of Aluminium alloy backed by gas-filled impact absorbers are designed to take a 5 mph bump with no damage.
All these things contribute to the spirit of Grand Toutring embodied by the Volvo 262C.
The 262C combines Volvo's renowned engineering. durability and quality control with Italian artistry and elegance to produce an automobile that will rank high among the world's finest Grand Touring cars... a fitting position for the finest Volvo ever.
|Displacement||162 cu. in (2673 cc)|
|Bore X Stroke||3.46 x 2,87 ins. (88 x 73)|
|Horsepower (SAE-net)||125 @ 5500 rpm|
|Torque (SAE-net)||148 ft. lbs. @ 2750 rpm|
|Fuel Delivery||Continuous Flow Injection|
|Fuel||Unleaded (91 RON) Regular|
|Emission Control||Lambda-sond ™* Three-way Catalyst|
|Engine Block and Cylinder Head
||Cast Aluminium Alloy with wet|
steel cylinder liners
||Chain-driven overhead camshafts(|
(one per cylinder bank) operating
|General dimensions and data|
|Overall Length||192.6 inches|
|Overall Width||67.1 inches|
|Overall hight||53.5 inches|
|Legroom, Front (SAE)||41.3 inches|
|Legroom, Rear (SAE)||37.7 inches|
|Seating Capacity||2 + 2 Tourer|
|Trunk Capacity||13.8 cu. ft.|
|Fuel Capacity||16.4 gallons|
|Sealed, Anti-freeze Coolant||11.5 quarts|
|Battry||12 Volt/70 Amp Hour|
|Starter Motor||1.1 hp. Output|
|Ignition||100 % Solid State|
||Four-speed, all-synchromesh with|
electrically operated overdrive
||Three-speed with floor-mounted|
illuminated quadrant with PRND21
|Rack-and-pinion with Safety Steering
17.1:1 Power Assited
|Number of Turns, Lock to Lock||3.5|
belted radials (185/70-SR 14) mounted
on 5½ J X 14 Light-alloy wheels.
||"Space-Saver" with electric air|
Full leather interior, including black pleated leather on seats, door panels with elm veneer, headliner and trim. Deep-pile carpeting, including trunk, Dual swivel map lights. Self-adjusting, three-point safetybelts front and rear. Leather storage pockets on doors. Rear seat armrest.
Electric tachometer. Trip meter. Cruise control. Air conditioning. Variable Instruments and controls.Illuminated, locking glove compartment with vanity mirror. Power-assisted brakes. Heated front seats. Quartz crystal clock. Automatic luggage compartment light and engine compartment light. Power windows... and more.