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Volvo C70 Gets New Diesel Engine Options

17 July 2007

Volvo is extending the engine options in its stylish C70 coupe convertible range with the addition of the popular 136 PS 2-litre turbodiesel. The 2.0D powerplant has already established itself as a firm favourite amongst Volvo customers1 and will now offer C70 drivers a combination of enhanced driving pleasure and impressive fuel economy. The Volvo C70 2.0D will arrive in UK showrooms later this autumn and is available to order now.

The 2-litre turbodiesel is the first 4-cylinder engine in the convertible and features second-generation common rail technology to provide cleaner emissions, improved fuel economy and a quieter drive.

With prices starting from £26,000 for the Volvo C70 2.0D S, this new model gives drivers a powerful 136 PS and 320Nm of torque enabling a top speed of 127mph and 0 to 62mph in 11 seconds. Power does not come at the expense of the economy; the Volvo C70 2.0D offers a strong 46.3mpg combined fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of 161g/km.

The 2-litre diesel will fit along side the current five-cylinder engines: D5 and the two petrol variants - 2.4i and the range topping T5. The Volvo C70 is available in four trim levels – S, Sport, SE and SE Lux with prices starting from £25,750 for the 2.4i S, which offers customers high levels of standard specification including 16" Castula alloy wheels, ECC, cruise control and High Performance sound audio system.

British summer weather is notoriously unpredictable, but Volvo's C70 convertible ensures occupants don't miss a minute of the sunshine. With a three-piece metal roof that retracts in 30 seconds enabling passengers to make the most of the sunny spells, Volvo's four-seat C70 is the perfect car to whirl away the summer days.

1. The 2.0D is already available in the Volvo S40, V50 Sportswagon and the C30 sportscoupe. For the three car lines combined the 2.0D engine accounted for approximately 55% of sales during 2006.

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