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► 2013 Volvo C70

By YouCar

Recent design refinements have brought the C70 closer 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 enhanced. From head-on, the front forms an open, inviting "V". The enlarged iron mark and the enlarged air intake reinforce the self-assured stance. 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. The refined impression is enhanced by other details, such as the bright work by the LED Daytime Running Lights, the chrome strip on the lower part of the rear bumper and the 18-inch, silver bright colour wheel "Morpheus". DRIVELINE Transverse engines 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 speed range. 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 torque. 2-litre diesel The five-cylinder, 2-litre turbodiesel 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 2-litre diesel is available in two variants - both with a six-speed automatic transmission or six-speed manual gearbox. D4 with 177 hp and 400 Nm of torque and a fuel consumption of 5,9 litre/100 km with manual gearbox and 6.4 litre/100 km with the automatic. D3 with 150 hp and 350 Nm of torque and a fuel consumption of 5,9 litre/100 km with manual gearbox and 6.4 litre/100 km with the automatic.

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