2010 Volvo C70


(from Volvo Press Release)  Volvo's dynamic C70 is designed for passionate adventure seekers who want it all. The sporting reflexes and weather-tight security of a turbocharged coupe coupled with the wide-open exhilaration and fresh-air freedom of a convertible. The key ingredient to the C70's joie de vivre is its three-piece retractable hardtop.

With the touch of a button, the retractable hardtop folds away quickly and smoothly into the trunk. Apart from the flexibility offered by the retractable hardtop it also makes for a quieter, more comfortable coupe. The large rear window offers outstanding outward visibility and improves body rigidity.

Minor changes for the 2010 model year include revised option packages and stand-alone options. A new Dynamic Package features new 18-inch "Midir" diamond-cut alloy wheels, dual xenon active bending headlights (ABL) and a 3-spoke sport steering wheel with aluminum inlays. The Multimedia Package includes the outstanding Dynaudio Premium Sound system while adding the convenience of Volvo's HDD navigation system with real time traffic, remote control and map care.

Driving pleasure excels in the C70 with its standard turbocharged T5 engine. Output for the 2.5-liter light-pressure turbo powerplant is 227 horsepower at 5,000 rpm with torque at 236 lb.-ft. from 1,500 to 4,800 rpm. The flat torque curve puts the power to the front wheels evenly and makes the car highly responsive. A performance-oriented six-speed manual gearbox is standard. All six forward gears are adapted to combine swift acceleration. The gearbox has triple synchros and a very distinct gear-change feel. A five-speed "Geartronic" microprocessor controlled automatic with "Auto-stick" function is optional.

The C70 is designed to accommodate four adults. The two rear seats have comfortably angled backrests and generous width across the supportive cushions. Like all Volvo cars, the front seats are ergonomically shaped. With a push of a button on the backrest, the front seats move quickly forward to facilitate entry to the rear seat. To more easily accept cargo when the roof is in the stowed position, the Volvo C70 comes standard with Load Assist. At the touch of a trunk-mounted button, the entire roof assembly is lifted several inches, increasing the size of the opening to allow for small tote bags to be dropped into the trunk.

As a Volvo, the C70 is fitted with an impressive roster of safety features. An important part of side impact and rollover protection is the Inflatable Curtain (IC). In the C70 it has been given a unique design. The curtain inflates upward from the door and has an extra stiff construction with double rows of slats that are slightly offset from each other. This allows them to remain upright and offer effective head protection even with the window open. The curtain also deflates slowly to provide protection should the car roll over. This is a unique solution in the automotive world, and a world first for a four-passenger convertible.

Audio systems for the C70 have been developed to offer high-class sound reproduction with the top up or down. The standard high performance system features a 4 x 40 watt amplifier and eight speakers. Those seeking the ultimate audio experience will find it in the available Dynaudio® Premium Sound system. It features an amazing total output of 910 watts of power, plus Dolby® Pro Logic II Surround Sound and 14 speakers, including dual eight-inch subwoofers.

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