With the 760 estate, introduced in early 1985, Volvo introduced what was virtually the finest estate car in the world.
The 'basic' version of the 760GLE estate was driven by a developed version of the French V6 engine previously used in the 260 Series, but this was supplemented by a very fast 4-cyl. Turbo version with Intercooler and with a 6-cyl. Diesel version with Intercooler which thanks to good performance and low fuel consumption offered superior comfort over long distances and an unparalleled cruising range.
The most extensive change to the 760GLE saloon took place in 1987, when the frontal appearance was changed. Unlike the saloon version, however, the 760 estate did not received the multi-link rear axle.
Technical SpecificationsModel: 760 Estate
Produced: 1985 - 1990
Body: 5-door estate
Engine: 4-cylinder in-line OHC 2,316 cc or V6 OCH 2,849 cc or 2,383 cc Turbo Diesel
Transmission: 4-speed manual with electrical overdrive or 4-speed automatic
Brakes: Hydraulic, disc brakes all round
Dimensions: Overall length 478.5 cm, wheelbase 277 cm.