Volvo Car Corp. adds a 2.0L turbodiesel to the engine range of the Volvo C70, marking the first time a 4-cyl. mill is being offered in the convertible.
The auto maker expects sales of the Volvo C70 2.0D to reach about 2,000 units annually, accounting for one of every 10 C70s sold worldwide.
The C70 2.0D boasts second-generation common-rail diesel technology with moving rails, the same technology used in Volvo’s larger diesel models, and aluminum cylinder heads, the auto maker says.
The diesel also uses a particulate filter, which significantly reduces unburned soot particles in the exhaust gasses. The system is cleaned automatically as the content of the filters are burned off at regular intervals.
The C70 2.0D has a combined city/highway fuel consumption rating of 38.6 mpg (6.1 L/100 km) and can accelerate to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 11.0 seconds. Top speed is 127.4 mph (205 km/h), the auto maker says.
There currently are no plans to sell the Volvo C70 2.0D in the U.S., a Volvo spokesman says. The first cars are slated to reach European dealerships this fall. Pricing has not been announced.