Volvo C30, S40 and V50 DRIVe

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Volvo C30

, S40 and V50 DRIVe

Volvo today that it will a new environment friendly model called DRIVe, at this Paris motor show. The range will include the C30 DRIVe, the S40 DRIVe and the V50 DRIVe. The C30, S40 and V50 DRIVe all offer a sub-120 CO2 emissions level and are powered by the engine that, on highway may have a 76.3mpg fuel

Volvo Press Release:

enhancing features

C30 SportsCoupe, S40 and V50 Sportswagon break into B

Widest range of premium with low environmental footprint

new low emissions mean that the C30 and V50 offer best-in-class CO2 in their

Holistic approach to eco-performance

The in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions was about by meticulously analysing the total potential for more more economical driving. The were then optimised four areas:

1. Reduced air resistance:

Chassis reduced by approximately 10mm to reduce drag

A front on the S40 and V50 which is the same spoiler on T5 models.

Covered radiator Behind the characteristic Volvo there is a wind-deflecting panel provides better

aerodynamics the engine compartment.

Wind in front of the front wheels to the airflow.

Aerodynamically optimised with a unique ‘Libra’ The diamond cut finish adds to the design and the large unobstructed that goes all the way out to the tyre the rim look considerable larger it actually is. The total drag of 10-15% is due to the design of the Libra

Underbody panels on the Volvo C30 for efficient airflow under the

A unique rear spoiler has developed for the Volvo C30 which both to the aerodynamics and to the visual The Volvo S40 features the same spoiler as found on the current T5 and D5

New rear bumper on the Volvo

2. Lower rolling resistance:

All the are equipped with a new generation of tyres with low rolling

3. Higher ratios:

Gearbox altered ratios for third, and fifth gears. The longer ratios contribute to a 1.5% in fuel consumption without the drivability of the car.

4. More driveline:

Optimised engine engine management and power

New transmission oil which creates lower friction will be in the gearbox.

Gearchange indicator in the display to tell the driver the time to change gears.

the transmission oil gives us a 0.75 lower fuel consumption. with low rolling resistance another 2 percent. Each of measures may seem rather but it is important to look at the whole

Taken together, all the small have helped us achieve our with emissions below for all three cars, without in any way on either driving properties or which was an important requirement, Magnus Jonsson, Senior President, Research Development at Cars.

Volvo C30 best in the ECO

Volvo’s DRIVe cars are all according to the mandatory European standard. In addition, the Volvo C30 has in the ECO test, which carries out more comprehensive measurements of CO2 and emissions. This certification relies on stars and points, in a way to the Euro NCAP programme for

The independent ECO test places the C30 at the top of its size category, with stars and 76 points in the overall of the car’s total environmental

Benefits for the environment and economy

fuel consumption and dropping the 120g/km CO2 emission level a range of benefits, both for the and the buyer’s pocket. With carbon dioxide (CO2) these cars reduce the net to global warming. All new diesel from Volvo are also with a maintenance-free particle that traps about 95 of all soot particles.

With the good environmental performance, the can count on various financial in 13 European markets, including the UK, CO2-based vehicle taxation have been implemented; for a lower road tax, tax or other similar forms of encouragement.

Rising fuel also make the Volvo DRIVe offer very as fuel consumption can reach at motorway speeds.

Sold Europe

We will offer our DRIVe cars throughout even in countries that do not offer any form of financial We are doing this to give the opportunity to choose a pro-environmental from Volvo. For us it is not simply a of short-term sales – it clearly shows how strongly prioritises environmental properties the product range, both and for the future, says Fredrik

Volvo Cars expects to over 20,000 1.6D cars next year in Sales are expected to spread uniformly throughout the region, France, Sweden and Spain for most sales due to particularly terms offered to buyers in countries. The price supplement for the package is estimated at between 150 and 450 depending on model and market.

The cars can be specified with of the options and accessories that offer, apart from that affect the cars’ properties. Prices, specifications and forecasts for the UK will be announced to the start of production.

The higher price must be as particularly modest bearing in the advantages the customer gains in the of environmental incentives and reduced consumption. We also believe will appreciate the opportunity to their DRIVe car by choosing the wide range of options adds Fredrik Arp.

The eco-friendly car range

Apart these three diesel-powered cars, Volvo also a comprehensive Flexifuel range five car models and three engines. All told, this that Volvo Cars offers the market’s widest of premium cars with a low imprint.

Volvo Cars is conducting intensive research hybrid technology and future fuels. The attention-grabbing Volvo Concept plug-in hybrid and Motor Company’s decision to its European hybrid centre in home town of Gothenburg, highlight the environment-technology potential is within the company.

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