July 26, 2007

Volvo to offer new turbocharged diesel engine in C70 convertible

Goteborg, Sweden – The Volvo Car Corporation announced it will offer a 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine in its C70 model – the first four-cylinder engine in the convertible. The first cars will reach showrooms this fall.

“The four-cylinder turbodiesel will be a very popular choice, especially in Europe where it will account for 20 percent of total C70 sales. The engine offers a very attractive combination of fuel economy and driving pleasure,” said Fredrik Arp, President and CEO of the Volvo Car Corporation.

The four-cylinder turbodiesel has a power output of 136 hp and 320 Nm of torque. The C70 2.0D has a fuel consumption of 6.1 l/100 km (EU combined). Acceleration from 0-100 km/h takes 11.0 sec and top speed is 205 km/h.

The engine features second-generation common rail technology with moving rails – the same as in Volvo’s larger diesel models. The cylinder head is made of aluminum. A diesel particulate filter significantly reduces unburned soot particles in the exhaust gases; the system is cleaned (regenerated) automatically as the contents of the filter are burned off at regular intervals.

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