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Volvo C70 COUPÉ

Volvo C70

The Volvo C70 Coupe is a car engineered for pure pleasure and enjoyment. A full four-seater with the stunning lines of a sports coupe, yet all the refinement of a prestige saloon. A car for the senses. The interior specification and quality are pure indulgence. Co-ordinated colourways blend wood trims with exclusive leather and fabric upholsteries. A multi-speaker audio system envelops the senses. Driving satisfaction is overwhelming. Turbocharged engine performance accelerating from 0-62mph in 6.9 seconds, if needed. A choice of three different chassis types, each tuned to deliver absolute control. Anti-lock braking with ABS. With Volvo, there's the added assurance of driving pleasure with responsibility. Award-winning safety systems. Environmentally influenced design. A responsive dealer network. Worry-free ownership. Each C70 is exclusively built to order by Volvo.

The C70 is designed for sensual driving pleasure. The exterior lines excite and invite. The interior environment soothes and satisfies. Quality is everywhere. The passenger accommodation is ultimately luxurious. Seats are contoured and sculpted for comfort, with ample space in the rear for two adults. Access is easy. As the backrest is tilted forwards, the seat's base advances, too. The gently swept dashboard places instruments clearly and logically. Reach for any control and you'll find its feel tactile and operation positive. Attention to detail is absolute. Controls like the electric mirror joystick, fuel cap release and boot release mechanism are conveniently recessed in the driver's door. The new Thatcham approved alarm and locking system is remote operated. But enjoying life means protecting it, too. Every C70 includes three-point inertia reel seat belts, side airbags on the front seats, Volvo's SIPS side impact protection system and a driver's airbag.

Volvo C70

C70 Standard Equipment

SIPS (Side Impact Protection System)
SIPS Airbags
Driver's Airbag
Front Seat Belt Pre-tensioners
ABS (Anti-lock Brakes)
Tinted Windows

Driver and Passenger Heater Controls
Pollen Filter
Heated Door Mirrors
Electric Front Windows and Mirrors
Illuminated Passenger and Driver Vanity Mirror
External Temperature Gauge
Height Adjustable Driver and Passenger Seats
San Remo Upholstery
Leather Steering Wheel
Floor Mats
SC805 Single Slot CD Stereo Radio Cassette
4 x 60w Amplifier
10 Speakers
CD Prewiring
Dynamic Chassis (2.5T)
Sports Chassis (T5)
Sill Covers

Dead Locking System
Anti-theft Alarm

Headlamp Wash/Wipe
Front Fog Lights
Headlamp Level Adjustment
16" Centaurus Alloy Wheels (four)
17" Canisto Alloy Wheels (Silver) on T5 (four)
Tempa Spare Wheel

GT Pack

Volvo's GT Pack lets you add a Grand Touring collection of specialist sport and luxury equipment. Highlights include:

Leather seats. A choice of rich, polished wood on the dashboard and central tunnel console.
An Electronic Climate Control unit (ECC) automatically maintains a set temperature inside the car regardless of the season. Both driver and front seat passenger have individual controls.
An electric driver's seat to make shared driving easy. The seat memorises three pre-stored settings.
The Information Centre displays time, ambient temperature, average speed, distance covered, current and average fuel consumption and the distance the remaining fuel will cover.
A 3-stack CD stereo radio cassette with powerful 4 x 100w amplifier for crystal clear sound.

GT Pack includes:

Electronic Climate Control
Cruise Control
Traction Control - TRACS
SC-900 3-stack CD Stereo Radio Cassette
4 x 100W Amplifier
Power Driver's Seat with memory
Wood Dashboard, Tunnel Console
Leather Upholstery
Heated Front Seats
Information Centre


Options let you select one or more items of equipment individually. Your dealer will be happy to provide you with full details of these and other C70 accessories. The Road Traffic Information System, or RTI, literally tells you where to go to arrive at your destination. Using the very latest in satellite navigation, the in-car RTI monitor displays your position on a roadmap with directions. A voice tells you where to turn and when. It can also warn of traffic jams and holdups. The CD-ROM based map software already covers much of Western Europe, with full UK cover expected in 1998.

Air conditioning keeps the cabin temperature cool and comfortable on even the hottest days. Special 17 or 18" alloy wheels improve road holding and add a touch of personal flair. Lockable wheelnuts provide extra security


17" Graphite or Silver Canisto Wheels
18" Triton Wheels
Alloy Spare Wheel
Passenger Airbag
Road Traffic Information
Electronic Climate Control
Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
Information Centre
Traction Control - TRACS
Electric Glass Sunroof
Autodim Internal Rear View Mirror
Power Driver's Seat with memory
Power Front Seats (driver's seat memory)
Heated Front Seats
Wood Dashboard (choice of 3 colours)
Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
Wood Gear Selector (Auto)
SC900 3-stack CID Stereo Radio Cassette
Dolby Pro Logic Surround Sound (with SC900)
4 x 100W Amplifier
6 Disc Rear Autochanger
Low Sports Chassis (T5 and 2.5T)
Sports Chassis (2.5T)
Fire Extinguisher
First Aid Kit


Precision is confidence in the driving seat. The C70's road-hugging handling results in a car that inspires total confidence. The stability stems from a balanced interaction between the rigid chassis, driveline and suspension systems. Delta Link, Volvo's rear suspension system, allows the rear wheels to turn fractionally when entering a corner. In conjunction with the independent front suspension, the wheels maintain optimum road contact. The effect is precise, positive steering response with control throughout the turn.

With the 193 bhp engine the C70 features a 'Dynamic' chassis as standard equipment, offering optimum passenger comfort. For the 240 bhp T5, 'Sports' chassis settings and shock absorbers are used, providing a firm yet compliant ride. As an option, a low sports chassis is also available. This reduces road height, lowering the car's centre of gravity and further enhancing handling.

The very latest ABS anti-locking braking system maintains optimum steering control and braking efficiency in an emergency. In addition EBD Electronic Brake Distribution - automatically adjusts braking power between the front and rear wheels to deliver maximum braking effectiveness.

Volvo C70

Engine Technology

A choice of two smooth, quiet five cylinder petrol engines, open the door to both unbridled exhilaration and motorway refinement. Twenty valves, double overhead camshafts and sophisticated electronic ignition and engine management systems contribute to outstanding performance and efficiency. An aluminium engine block and cylinder head reduce weight, improving handling and fuel economy.

The 2.3 litre T5 engine is turbocharged, producing 240 bhp. The result is decisive, instantaneous acceleration. With a manual transmission, the C70 attains 62 mph in just 6.9 seconds. Torque measures an engine's ability to deliver power. Engine torque is high throughout the T5 engine speed range, making the car willing and responsive to the most demanding driving styles.

The 2.5 litre T unit uses a Light Pressure Turbo to develop 193 bhp. Because maximum torque is already available at 1800 rpm, the 2.5T offers swift, effortless acceleration at low speed.

A five speed manual or four speed automatic transmission let you enjoy your preferred level of driving involvement

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