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Volvo C70 2006 Prices and Specifications

7 November 2005

  • Retractable 3-piece hard top transforms the all new Volvo C70 from sporty Coupe to stylish Convertible in under 30 seconds.
  • Sport, SE and SE Lux trim levels.
  • Prices range from £26,200 to £33,225 (on the road).
  • High standard specification includes minimum of: 17in polished alloy wheels, Performance Sound audio system with CD and 4x20W amplifier, aluminium trim/inserts, leather sports steering wheel and gear knob, electronic climate control, cruise control and front fog lights.
  • 910 watt Dynaudio Premium Sound Audio System with Dolby Pro Logic II Surround Sound standard on SE Lux.
  • Strong public interest with substantial number of pre-orders already received.
  • UK debut at MPH show in Birmingham 11-13 Nov, and London 17-20 Nov.
  • First cars in UK showrooms February 2006, and with customers spring 2006.

Just in case anyone is considering ordering a new soft top rival from Saab, BMW or Audi, Volvo has released the official prices and specifications for its all new, four-seater C70, with retractable hard top, that transforms from a stylish coupe to a desirable convertible in under 30 seconds.

The all new Volvo C70 is due to arrive in UK showrooms in February 2006, with prices ranging from £26,200 for a 2.4i Sport, to £33,225 for the range-topping 220bhp T5 SE Lux, and first deliveries to customers expected in time for spring.

Volvo offers three trim levels for the new C70 - Sport, SE and SE Lux - all offering space for four adults, high luxury specifications, Volvo safety standards and performance audio systems, plus two unique features: a door-mounted inflatable curtain (IC) as part of Volvo's SIPS (Side Impact Protection System) and its three-piece retractable hard top.

Dynamic handling and performance are provided by two powerful, yet refined, five cylinder petrol engines – a 170bhp 2.4i with 230 Nm of torque, and a 220bhp T5 with 320 Nm of torque. In addition, a 180bhp D5 turbodiesel is due to follow mid-2006.

With a sales forecast of only 3,000 cars in the UK next year, the all new Volvo C70 will retain a certain exclusivity, especially in comparison to the much larger volumes sold by some of the other premium brand rivals. With the added security and visibility offered by a hard top, the new Volvo C70 is expected to appeal to both corporate and private customers.

The first public opportunity to see the all new Volvo C70 in the UK will be at the MPH Show ( which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from 11-13 November and at Earls Court in London from 17-20 November.

Volvo has already received a considerable number of enquiries and orders for the Volvo C70, reminiscent of the levels received prior to the Volvo XC90 launch.

1. Further details of the all new Volvo C70 are available in the press release ‘The All New Volvo C70: UK Overview’ issued on 12 September 2005, which is available from or

2. On the road prices for the all new Volvo C70:

Model Sport SE SE Lux
2.4i £26,200 £27,450 £29,950
T5 £29,475 £30,725 £33,225

3. All new Volvo C70 standard specifications:

Sport SE SE Lux
 • Anti-theft alarm with immobiliser.
• ROPS (Roll Over Protection System).
• Electronic climate control.
• Cruise control.
• Power windows.
• Leather sports steering wheel & gear knob.
• Steering wheel remote audio controls with aluminium inserts.
• Leather/T-Tec sports upholstery.
• Front fog lights.
• Aluminium trim.
• Performance Sound 6-speaker audio system with radio/CD, 4x20W amplifier.
• 17in polished alloy wheels.

Sport specification, plus:
• Power driver's seat.
• Leather upholstery.
• Autodimming rear view mirror.
• Rain sensor.
• Leather sports steering wheel and gear knob with wooden effect inserts.
• Wood effect or aluminium trim.
• High Performance Sound 8-speaker audio system with 6xCD/radio, 4x40W amplifier.

SE specification, plus:
• Power folding door mirrors with ground lights.
• Dynaudio Premium Sound 12-speaker audio system with Dolby Pro Logic II Surround Sound, 6xCD/radio, 4x130W + 1x130W amplifier, 2x130W subwoofer.
• Power passenger seat.
• Lockable storage areas.
• Ski bag and cargo net.
• 18in alloy wheels.

4. All new Volvo C70 option packs:



• Heated front seats.
• Headlamp cleaning system.
• Luxury floor mats.
• Bi-Xenon headlamps.
• Headlamp cleaning system.
• Heated front seats.
• Luxury floor mats.
• Volvo On Call.
• Dual band integrated GSM telephone.
• RTI Satellite Navigation with RDS-TMC, remote control and DVD maps.
• Auto dimming rear view mirror.
• Power folding door mirrors with ground lights.
• Rain sensor.
• Lockable storage areas.
• Ski bag.
• Cargo net.
• £375 • £850 • £2,500 • £550 (£300 SE)

5. All new Volvo C70 technical specifications:

Engine 2.4i T5
0-62mph, seconds 9.1 manual/10.0 geartronic 7.6 manual/8.0 geartronic
Bore x stroke, mm 83 x 90 83 x 93
Brakes (discs):

320mm ventilated
Compression ratio 10.3:1 9.0:1
Configuration Transverse – 20 valve
Cylinders 5
Overall length
Overall width
Wheelbase (length)
Front track (width)
Rear track (width)

4582 mm
1820 mm ex. mirrors/1987 mm inc. mirrors
2640 mm
1550 mm
1560 mm
Drag co-efficient 0.31
Emissions CO2 g/km (standard) 215 man/229 geartronic (Euro IV) 217 man/234 geartronic (Euro IV)
Engine capacity 2435 cc 2521 cc
Fuel system Multi point fuel injection
Fuel tank volume 62 litres (13.6 gallons)
Insurance group:
SE Lux



Roof up
Roof down

404 litres (14.3 cu ft)
200 litres (7.1 cu ft)
Maximum possible towing weight, kg 1500 kg
Minimum kerbweight, kg 1692 man/1715 geartronic 1711 man/1725 geartronic
Extra urban

21.9 man/20.5 geartronic
42.2 man/40.4 geartronic
31.4 man/29.4 geartronic

21.6 man/19.2 geartronic
42.2 man/40.4 geartronic
31.0 man/28.8 geartronic
Power 170 bhp 220 bhp
Top speed, mph 137 man/134 geartronic 150 man/146 geartronic
Torque 230 Nm at 4400 rpm 320 Nm at 1500-4800 rpm

5 speed
5 speed

6 speed
5 speed
Turning circle (rack and pinion) 12.7 m/41.7 ft
VED band F

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