Volvo C70 (2006–2010)
Beautiful coupe convertible based on S40/V50 platform with same 5-cylinder engines. At launch, the only classy four-seater folding tin top (Eos and 3-Series came later).
Two five-cylinder petrol engines: 2.4i (170bhp) and T5 (220bhp). Could order from mid November 2005. Five-cylinder, 180bhp D5 diesel engine to follow in mid 2006. Probably best as a non turbo auto. SE Lux has fantastic Dynaudio sound system.
2.4i S £25,750
2.4i Sport £26,200
2.4i SE Lux £29,950
T5 Sport £29,475
T5 SE £30,725
T5 SE Lux £33,225
136PS 2-litre turbodiesel available from autumn 2007. 136PS and 320Nm of torque, top speed 127mph and 0 to 62mph in 11 seconds, 46.3mpg combined and CO2 emissions of 161g/km.
Volvo C70 from May 2008. The C70 Coupe Convertible offers ECC (Electronic Climate Control), power windows, information centre, cruise control and High Performance audio system as standard equipment and, across the C70 range, the new enhanced RTI Navigation system and Keyless Drive are available as no cost options for the 2009 model year. Prices remain stable with the range starting at £25,750 OTR for the C70 2.4i S.
The new Powershift gearbox, introduced to the Volvo C30, S40 and V50 earlier this year, has now been launched in the C70 range. Available on the 2.0D engine only, it reaches 0-60mph in 10.5 seconds, features a combined mpg of 44.8 and boasts a 167g/km CO2 figure. This new Powershift six-speed unit features twin wet clutches to provide the gear changing comfort of a fully-automatic transmission with the performance of a manual gearbox. As well as offering gear changing comfort and high performance, Powershift also contributes to delivering improved fuel efficiency. The recommended retail price is £1,250 over the 2.0D.
Volvo emblem on the tailgate larger and more wide-spread; enhancing its visibility. Power mirrors with an autofold function now standard1 across the Volvo model range. Mirrors can be set to fold in automatically when the car is locked, and fold out again when the car is unlocked. Communications Pack have also revised and now includes RTI Navigation System, Keyless Drive and Bluetooth® Handsfree System.2
Bluetooth handsfree system is also available as an individual option for a RRP of £200 on the Volvo C30, S40, V50 and C70. This handsfree system automatically recognises a Bluetooth® compatible mobile phone as it enters the car and seamlessly takes over, allowing the driver to switch freely from the mobile phone to the handsfree system. By simply touching the blue button, the Bluetooth® handsfree system will listen to commands and make calls.
A new Homelink option is available across the Volvo range for a RRP of £501 . With buttons integrated in the sun visor, Homelink® allows the occupants to operate remote controlled home appliances, such as a garage door, home alarm and exterior lighting, without leaving the car.
Volvo C70 Ice White launched, powered by 2.0D engine and priced at £24,495. Features £2,350 worth of extra equipment over the standard 2.0D S model including Leather Calcite upholstery with aluminium inlays and off black trim and 18” Midir alloy wheels. Externally, the Volvo C70 Ice White sports the head-turning Ice White finish. Exterior appeal is also boosted with 18” Midir diamond cut alloy wheels.
2010 Model Year Announced. The 2.0D engine in the C70 has been updated to offer CO2 emissions of 158 g/km to enable the car to fall below the 160 g/km threshold for the Capital Write Down Allowance. The Volvo C70 range starts at £24,995 OTR for the 2.0D S model.