First generation - Volvo S80 was introduced in the spring of 1998 as the brand's new flagship. He replaced the Volvo S90 on the assembly line and became the first front-wheel drive E-class sedan in the history of the brand. The first generation was produced until 2006. A total of 370,198 vehicles were produced. There were also factory versions of Executive and Black Esthete.
The Executive version differed from the usual models with upholstery made from more expensive leather structures, extended beauty salon trim with wood and ample opportunities for passenger comfort, for example, rear seat heating, a zone, etc. located bar, fax.
The Black Esthete version, a limited edition produced in 2003-2004 for the countries of Scandinavia, was offered only with the T6 engine, with a body color only in black, completely black front optics and extended black trim of some chrome-plated decor elements.