The Volvo S40 or V50 are now available in models with CO2 emissions as low as 99 g/km, corresponding to fuel consumption of 3.8 L/100 km (62 mpg US). The Volvo C30 was already previously available in a 99 gram variant.
The Volvo C30, S40 and V50 DRIVe are the first three models with the upgraded 1.6-liter diesel engine to meet the Euro 5 exhaust emission regulations being implemented in January 2011. The further-developed engine combined with a six-speed manual gearbox and start/stop function have made it possible for Volvo’s engine experts to cut CO2 emissions from 104 g/km to 99 g/km.
Volvo attaches the DRIVe badge to those models that deliver the best environmental performance in their respective size classes. In addition to the Volvo C30, S40 and V50 there are currently another two models with CO2 emissions below 120 g/km: the Volvo V70 (119 g) and Volvo S80 (119 g). In early 2011, these will be joined by the Volvo S60 (under 115 g) and Volvo V60 (under 119 g).