How many Volvo 850 Rs were made?

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Kathryn Mae Kurlychek · Answered on Jan 18, 2023
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
The Volvo 850 R was released in 1996 as the unofficial successor to the Swedish brand’s popular “R” type sedan, the T-5R. Like its predecessor, the 850 R was a performance vehicle that proved to be just as popular as the T-5R. But during the vehicle’s two-year production run, less than 2,000 units were made.
That number encompasses both body styles, as the 850 R was released in a sport wagon and saloon style. It’s hard to say how many 850 Rs were made, exactly, as production numbers are lacking—but the sheer rarity of the 850 R has earned it somewhat of a cult following among classic car enthusiasts.
Despite looking like a modern-day station wagon, the 850 R was a powerful car thanks to its turbocharged 2.3-liter engine. The 850 R improved on the T-5R base in other ways, too, including with a new manifold and intercooler and an improved fuel pressure sensor. Following its release, the 850 R was made available with a heavy-duty manual transmission capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 in 6.7 seconds. It’s worth noting that even fewer of these models were made than the automatic 850 Rs, making them even more rare.
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