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Volvo V70 and S80 DRIVe. Two of Volvo's largest cars emitting only 129g/km of CO2 emissions

5 November 2009

  • Two of Volvo's largest cars emitting only 129g/km of CO2 emissions
  • Fuel economy of up to 57.7 miles per gallon on the combined cycle
  • Up to 900 miles on one tank of fuel

The Volvo V70 premium estate and S80 executive saloon already offer copious amounts of load carrying versatility and an engaging driving experience combined with class-leading safety features and refined passenger comfort. Now, with the introduction of the new DRIVe variants, unrivalled fuel economy in the premium estate and executive car sector complete the package.

The Volvo V70 and S80 DRIVe benefit from a series of efficiency enhancing features all helping to reduce CO2 emissions to 129 g/km and improve fuel economy up to 57.7mpg, enabling both models to travel up to 900 miles on one tank of fuel.

The Volvo V70 and S80 join the new C30 SportsCoupe, S40 saloon, V50 Sportswagon, XC60 crossover and XC70 premium estate in Volvo's DRIVe range. All seven models in the range are equipped with efficiency-enhancing features and marked with the DRIVe emblem to signal their uprated environmental properties.

The Volvo V70 and S80 DRIVe models are available to order now and come equipped with the same powertrain - 1.6-litre diesel engine and manual gearbox - as the smaller C30, S40 and V50 DRIVe variants but with specially tailored engine software and different ratios in third, fourth and fifth gears.

Other factors contributing to the reduction in fuel consumption include the tyres which have been specially designed for low rolling resistance. The V70 and S80 DRIVe models are also equipped with an electric power steering pump that delivers exactly the servo assistance the driver requires, in a precise and energy-efficient way without draining engine power. The V70 also features a covered grille to aid aerodynamics and a lowered chassis (20 mm front, 15 mm rear).

Volvo's DRIVe low-CO2 range showcases Volvo's ability to produce increasingly efficient vehicles. Coupled with the benefits of family and executive-sized accommodation, all DRIVe cars will appeal to company drivers and private individuals alike seeking to reduce their carbon footprint, without sacrificing comfort or safety.

Technical detail

Engine:

S80 1.6D DRIVe

V70 1.6D DRIVe

Type

1560cc
Transverse
4cyl, 16v
turbo

1560cc
Transverse
4cyl, 16v
turbo

Fuel

Diesel

Diesel

Power

109PS

109PS

Torque

240Nm at 1750rpm

240Nm at 1750rpm

0-60mph
(sec)

11.7 manual

12.1 manual

Top speed (mph)

118 manual

118 manual

CO2 (g/km)

129 manual

129 manual

Ins group

TBC

TBC

Mpg: Urban
Extra-urban
Combined

47.9
65.7
57.7

47.9
65.7
57.7

Min kerb weight kg)

1586

1667

Towing limit braked (kg)

1300

1300

Prices (OTR)

Model

Volvo S80 DRIVe

Volvo V70 DRIVe

DRIVe SE

£22,245

£23,245

DRIVe SE Premium

£24,245

£25,245


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