The first generation Volvo V40 is the wagon version of the constructed between 1996 and 2004 mid-class sedan Volvo S40 and wanted to show an alternative to the Audi A4 or VW Passat. Produced as a collaborative project with the Mitsubishi Carisma, Volvo has been completely assembled in Dutch Born V40. This meant that the Volvo V40 station wagon quickly offered in a variety of engine options: the model produced from 1998 Volvo V40 1.8 GDI. Four years later, standing next six conventional V40 engines that covering a power range 109-200 hp, and two high-torque Volvo V40 diesel engine with turbocharger to choose from. Due to the low fuel consumption of 5.4 liters per 100 km in Germany were particularly this Volvo V40 turbo-diesel among the most sought-after models. As standard, the engine power was transmitted through a five-speed gearbox. For the Volvo V40 1.9, 2.0 and Volvo V40 Volvo V40 2.0T also an adaptive five-speed automatic was optional. The last series, the Volvo V40 Classic, V40 1.8 Sport version ran in the Volvo standard with a comprehensive safety package from the band: This included front and side airbags and ABS. The comfortable standard features of the Volvo V40 Used cars included an air conditioning, a luggage compartment cover and an outside temperature display. A special V40-service, launched last year added a remote control for the central locking and a center armrest for the backseat. Since the Geneva Motor Show 2012 The new Volvo V40 is available again as a new car. The successor but rather aims to lifestyle and less stylized than traditional station wagon. The new or used Volvo V40 now has a much rounded, the tail blends smoothly into the body of a line, so the V40 stylized like a compact. Since the spring of 2013 completes the Volvo V40 Cross Country as all-terrain wagon, the model portfolio of the Group. The engine portfolio of the new Volvo V40 includes several petrol and diesel engines with up to 200 hp.