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Does anyone know if North American spec S80 has an electronically limited speed?

I've noticed on the highway that no matter how much I try to, my car wont go above 170 KM/H about 105 MPH.
 

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I wonder if having ACC on when I usually try to go over 170 KM/H is having an affect.
 

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I believe the ACC and alternator can be "disconnected" temporarily during heavy accelerations to maximize performance. So yes, under light accelerations that might be the case. I can't imagine that any S80 should have trouble getting past 170 km/h though, doesnt sound right. What if you do a kickdown at, say, 150 km/h or lower? Does it stop at 170 km/h all of a sudden or what exactly happens?
 

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Hello there,


I do own S80 v8 and I have 220kmh speed limit.
What is strange, that people report that they have limiter set from 170kmh up to 250kmh.

I wonder if it has something to do with country origin.
Yes, the limiter varies by country.

In the USA, all Volvos since the P2 era have had 130MPH limiters. The only exceptions are the P2 R cars and the S60/V60 Polestars which have 155MPH limiters.
 
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