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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Petrol engines range from 140bhp which is a bit sluggish up to 272bhp which is rapid. Then there are smooth diesel units and the option of LPG and CNG bi-fuel units.

S80 is a motorway muncher of the first order with a cushioning ride but steering is rather imprecise and it wallows on twists and turns. Not a sportscar but then no one would buy it as such.