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Volvo C70.

Volvo is extending the engine range in the Volvo C70 with a 2-liter turbodiesel, making this the first four-cylinder engine in the convertible. Volvo also offers the 2.0D engine in the S40, V50 and C30 models.

The four-cylinder turbodiesel has a power output of 136 hp (100 kW) and delivers 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque. The C70 2.0D has a fuel consumption of 6.1 l/100 km (39 mpg US) combined, with CO2 emissions of 161 g/km.

Acceleration from 0-100 km/h takes 11.0 sec and top speed is 205 km/h (127 mph).

A Diesel Particulate Filter is standard.

The four-cylinder turbodiesel will be a very popular choice, especially in Europe where it will account for 20 percent of total C70 sales.

—Fredrik Arp, President and CEO of the Volvo Car Corporation

Volvo Cars expects sales of the Volvo C70 2.0D to reach about 2,000 units a year—which means that one out of ten C70s sold worldwide will have the four-cylinder turbodiesel. The first cars will reach the showrooms during autumn 2007.



What do you mean, :especially in Europe..." Shouldn't he be saying: "ONLY in Europe..."

Last time I checked, Volvo had no plans to bring diesels to the US market.

Thanks again, GCC, for taunting us with more European market products that will not be available on our shores.

don Baron

Considering Volvo will be sold soon. I anticipate that there will be further delays in Volvo being a diesel player in the US. (That is if they do get sold.) Then again if sale is short and sweet, Volvos could be sporting BMW 3 litres by 2010?

Rafael Seidl

@ DieselHybrid -

the world does in fact not revolve around the US and quite rightly, neither does this blog. Quite a few of its readers actually hail from outside the US.

Volvos are sold all over the world, not just Europe and the US. Don't blame GCC for the Clean Air Act, articles such as this one just underline that the technology for high fuel economy + high fun-to-drive factor already exists.

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