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Both V50 models deliver the goods with a standard 2.5-liter five-cylinder
turbocharged engine that develops 227 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque. This
superlative powerplant also is remarkably efficient with fuel economy estimates
of 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. A five-speed "Geartronic"
automatic transmission with "Auto-Stick" function is standard on all V50s for
the 2011 model year.
The V50's extensive list of standard features
includes 17-inch "Spartacus" alloy wheels, front fog lights, a power driver seat
with memory, auto-dimming rear view mirror, air conditioning, a leather-wrapped
steering wheel and aluminum inlays. A high performance sound system is also
standard with CD player, HD Radio technology, AUX and USB inputs, 160-watt
amplifier and eight speakers.
Among the roster of standard features for
the V50 T5 R-Design is a unique grille with matte silver surround and R-Design
logo, a sport body kit with color-coordinated side skirts and front and rear
spoilers, premium leather/flextech seating surfaces with embossed R-Design logo,
aluminum sport pedals, sport gearshift knob, R-Design inlays, watch dial
instrument cluster and sport steering wheel. The R-Design also is fitted with
dynamic sport suspension, a power glass moonroof and power front passenger seat.
The V50's versatile interior offers more than 62 cubic feet of cargo space.
Long items can be conveniently carried inside the cabin thanks to the 60/40
split-folding rear seat and a front passenger seat that folds flat. Dual
integrated child booster seats are optional on both V50 models.
Preferred Package, available on the V50 T5, includes a power glass moonroof and
power front passenger seat plus leather seating surfaces and a leather gearshift
knob. The Climate Package, available on both models, offers the added
convenience of Electronic Climate Control (ECC), heated front seats, headlight
washers and rainsensor windshield wipers.
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