Tradition dictates that the first citizen of Dublin has the first car registered in the capital each year, and once again Lord Mayor of Dublin Oisín Quinn has chosen the Volvo S80 as his official Mayoral car.
Volvo is a world leader in reducing C02 emissions, so the Lord Mayor Oisín Quinn is happy to choose the Volvo S80 D4 SE Lux Geartronic equipped with Volvo’s latest Drive-E D4 diesel powertrain.
The Lord Mayor of Dublin Oisín Quinn has chosen a Volvo S80 D4 SE lux which has a powerful and economical new 2.0 liter Drive-E Diesel Engine benefiting from CO2 emissions of just 117 g/km (tax band A4) and fuel consumption of 4.5 l/100 km (62.7 mpg) respectively.
The Lord Mayor can enjoy an exceptional standard of specification and power meanwhile retaining economical fuel consumption and low C02 emissions.
The Volvo S80 D4 SE Lux trim level includes:
• Volvos new Drive-E Diesel powertrain with low C02
• New Eight speed Geartronic transmission
• City Safety
• Electronic climate control
• Cruise control
• Leather steering wheel
• Rain Sensor
• Rear park assist
• Leather upholstery
• Auto dimming rear view mirror
• High performance audio sound system with Bluetooth®
• Power Driver Seat with Memory for Seat
• Ambient Lighting with Gearshift Illumination
• Integrated Satellite Navigation System
• 17" Rex Alloy Wheels
• Active Bending Xenon Lights with Headlight Cleaning System
Volvo's reputation for safety is well known and the latest versions of the Volvo S80 are fitted with City Safety as standard, a system using radar to identify stationary or slow moving city traffic. If the driver does not react in time the car will automatically apply the brakes, eliminating low speed shunts under 50km per hour or reducing the severity of higher speed accidents.
Vincent Norton, Executive Manager in the Office of the Lord Mayor commented:
"On behalf of the Lord Mayor and Dublin City Council, I would like to convey my sincere appreciation Volvo Cars Ireland Limited for providing the Lord Mayor for the third successive year with the Volvo S80 D4 SE as the official mayoral car for 2014. Volvo cars have a very high standard of specification including economical fuel consumption and low CO2 emissions. It also has a very high reputation for safety, in particular city safety. We are delighted with our ongoing association with Volvo and very much appreciate Volvo’s sponsorship of the Lord Mayors car and the provision of such an elegant and suitable car to assist the Lord Mayor in carrying out his many and varied official functions”.
Adrian Yeates, Managing Director of Volvo Car Ireland added:
“We are delighted to continue supporting the work of the Lord Mayor of Dublin in this way. Our new D4 engine is not only more powerful than its predecessor; it is more economical and has lower Co2 emissions. The Volvo S80 D4 is a visible endorsement of the unique combination of executive comfort and the very low environmental impact that the Volvo range provides "
The Lord Mayors car comes with Heated Front Seats, Tempa Spare Wheel and Passenger Airbag Cut-Off Switch, which is in Black Sapphire Metallic and is equipped with all the usual executive features you would expect.