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(from Volvo Press
Release) Volvo C70 - model year 2011
The new Volvo C70 has a smart three-piece steel roof, practical
seating for four adults and world-leading convertible safety. With
an updated design and elevated premium feel, the C70 also delivers
an "I want" aura of absolute world class.
The C70 is two cars in
one. It is as much an elegant coupe as a sporty convertible. With
the same gentle, clean lines in both versions.
The Volvo C70 reveals traces of the S60 that was unveiled in early
2010. Thereby the C70 is upgraded to relate more closely to the
design language of the larger cars in the Volvo model range.
The nose is more wedge-shaped and has been given added
three-dimensional depth by moving some elements of the front both
longitudinally and vertically. The headlamps and the décor around
the fog lamps, for instance, have been angled offset up and to the
rear, at the same time as the detailing of the lower grille has been
From head-on, the front forms an open, inviting "V". The enlarged
iron mark and the enlarged air intake reinforce the self-assured
The shoulder line swings up towards the rear to give an impression
of dynamism and reinforces the feeling of a protective collar around
those travelling in the back.
Elegant three-piece steel roof
The Volvo C70 transforms
smoothly from a cosy coupe into an open convertible. Just press a
button and the three-piece steel roof folds away quickly (about 30
sec.) and silently, disappearing neatly into the boot.
The following exterior colours are available for the Volvo C70:
metallic (new) 702
Silver metallic 426
Black Sapphire metallic 452
Barents Blue metallic 466
Magic Blue metallic 467
Celestial Blue metallic 474
Electric Silver metallic 477 (Inscription)
Ember Black metallic 487 (Inscription)
Vanilla Pearl 491 (Inscription)
Black Stone solid 019
Passion Red solid 612
Ice White solid 614
Rewarding the driver
The interior creates a unique ambience in the Volvo C70. The
instrument panel has been redesigned, giving it a wider, sleeker
look, and the surface of the panel has a new texture that enhances
the feeling of quality.
instruments, with gauges and graphics specific to the C70, are yet
another example of how the car's premium feeling has been emphasised
The interior features around the driver are designed to give the
owner a stronger perception of being rewarded behind the wheel. The
seats are upholstered in soft hide and general attention to the
finish of the various details makes driving a more pleasurable
Iconic centre stack
The centre stack's
floating theme flows smoothly with similar elegant soft curves all
the way to the rear seat. The storage space between the seats has
also been designed with the help of Scandinavian design tradition's
most renowned hallmark - smart functionality.
The sliding cover over the larger storage compartments, in which
there are also two holders that provide secure support for large and
small cups, is complemented by a flexible armrest for the driver.
Audio and information
The Volvo C70 can be
equipped with Bluetooth® technology that enables wireless
communication. By connecting Volvo's Bluetooth device to the car's
audio system and a Bluetooth-compatible cellular telephone, easy and
practical hands-free phoning is made possible.
Cars with Volvo On Call now have the option of activating the cabin
heater remotely via SMS text messaging.
The High Performance and
Premium Sound systems have a USB port, making it easy to attach an
iPod® or other MP3 player or even a digital camera to the audio
C70 buyers can now specify optional parking sensors front and rear.
The C70 is built according to the same principles as the rest of the
cars in the Volvo range. A very torsionally rigid body, a wide track
and a relatively long wheelbase all help give it responsive and
stable driving characteristics.
The chassis, with spring
struts at the front and Multilink axle at the rear, is set up for
controlled, reassuring driving manners and alert steering response.
The Multilink rear axle is an independent rear suspension system
featuring a number of links and it is designed to offer a good
combination of controlled wheel movements and a high level of ride
Volvo's advanced DSTC (Dynamic Stability and Traction Control)
stability-enhancing system is fitted as standard. DSTC intervenes
and helps stabilise the car if it registers any tendency to skid.
The engines in the Volvo C70 are transversely installed in-line
units. Together with large displacement, the five-cylinder
configuration provides high torque across a broad rev band and thus
also swift acceleration and excellent driveability within a wide
T5 with 230 hp
The Volvo C70 T5 petrol engine features a turbocharger and
five-speed automatic transmission. It produces 230 hp and 320 Nm of
New 2-litre diesel D3
The new five-cylinder 2-litre turbodiesel introduced in the all-new
Volvo S60 is now available throughout Volvo Cars' model range. The
new five-cylinder D3 is in principle the same engine as the
well-established 2.4-litre diesel, but its displacement has been
reduced with a shorter stroke to optimise fuel consumption.
The engine has been
optimised for low fuel consumption and the injection system has a
different type of piezoelectric fuel injector compared with the D5
engine. These injectors minimise consumption with exceptionally
rapid and precise injection pulses under high pressure. This
promotes extremely efficient combustion.
In the Volvo C70 the new
2-litre turbodiesel is available in two variants:
-- D4 with 177 hp
and 400 Nm of torque and a fuel consumption of 6.4 litre/100 km
-- D3 with 150 hp and 350 Nm of torque and a fuel consumption of
6.4 litre/100 km
Both the new D3 and D4
meet the Euro 5 emission standards.
All the variants of the new two-litre turbodiesel can be specified
with a six-speed automatic transmission or six-speed manual gearbox.
SAFETY AND SUPPORT
Volvo Cars has developed various support features designed to help
the driver while on the move. One such system is IDIS (Intelligent
Driver Information System), which for instance delays incoming phone
calls in complex traffic situations that require the driver's
Active Bending Lights (ABL)- swivelling headlamp beams
In order to contribute to the best possible visibility during
night-time driving on curving and twisting roads, the car can be
equipped with Active Bending Lights - swivelling headlamps that
follow the sweeps and bends of the road.
World-leading safety among convertibles
The new Volvo C70 has been engineered as one of the safest
convertibles on the market as regards both preventive and protective
safety. The car has an advanced body structure and several solutions
that are unique in the world of open cars. The lack of a fixed roof
has been compensated by structural reinforcements and sophisticated
Protection in roll-over accidents
The Volvo C70 has sturdy metal hoops that shoot up behind the rear
seat passengers to create added protective survival space should the
car roll over. These hoops, which are part of Volvo's Rollover
Protection System (ROPS) are activated by a gyro-sensor. Since the
Volvo C70 has a proper glass rear window, the hoops shoot up through
the glass if the roof is up. They have therefore been fitted with
small metal spikes that break the glass to guarantee proper
Unique door-mounted inflatable curtain
One important part of the side-impact and rollover protection is the
inflatable curtain (IC), which is installed in the door since there
is no roof rail in which to fit it. The curtain has an extra-stiff
design featuring twin rows of panels that are offset somewhat in
relation to one another. As a result, the curtain can remain upright
and help protect the head in an effective way even if the window is
open. What is more, the curtain deflates slowly, helping to provide
added protection should the car roll over.
Side-impact airbags and safety belt pre-tensioners for all seats
In addition to the inflatable curtains on either side, the front
seat occupants also have side-impact airbags. The size of these bags
is dimensioned to shield both the chest and hips. What is more, the
inflatable curtain interacts with the belt pre-tensioners to
contribute to the best possible protection for front seat occupants
in a side impact or rollover situation. All four seats come with
safety belt pre-tensioners.