The Volvo S40 was a subcompact executive car manufactured and marketed by the Swedish manufacturer Volvo Cars from 1995 to 2012. Moreover, when showing your S40 some TLC, don’t forget that a Volvo S40 workshop manual may be just the tool you need to get the job done.
In August 1995, Volvo launched a new vehicle line, calling the cars S4 and F 4. However, seeing as Audi already had reserved the ""S4"" name, Volvo decided to name the range S40 (saloon), and V40 (estate). These cars were based on a common platform with the Proton Waja and the Mitsubishi Carisma.
In 2000, Volvo gave the 40 Series (""Phase II"") a reworking, which entailed a number of technical improvements, diesel direct fuel injection, including improved engine management, extra safety features, new front suspension and steering, and revised rear suspension. A slight facelift gave it a more streamline look, and more substantial front indicators, slightly different front wings and front bumper, as well as minor instruments and fascia redesign. Later that same year it went on sale in the United States
The 40 Series cars were given 4-cylinder engines, such as a 1.9 L turbo diesel or 1.6 L, 1.8 L , 2.0T, 1.9 T4 or 2.0 fuel injected petrol engines all of which were by-products of the modular whiteblock engine series was developed for the Volvo 960 and carried in both 5 and 6-cylinder formats in Volvo's bigger FWD cars.
There was also a 1.8 L petrol direct injection engine provided by Mitsubishi. The Volvo S40/V40 series was a completely new vehicle from its tires all the way up to its roof, only one engine – the 1.9 turbo diesel – remained.
The low (2.0T) and high (1.9 T4) pressure turbo variants were located at the top of the motor range. The 2.0T was rounded down and rebadged as 1.9T and was the only engine offered in North America. The 5-speed manual transmission was made readily available in Europe with the 5-speed automatic transmission, though it was not certified in North American S40s. No electric CVT transmission was ever planned, unlike the 440 HTA / High Tech Auto CVT that had been launched before the 400 series’ production was ceased entirely. So, remember if you ever need help servicing your S40, having a S40 service manual can make the job go smoother.