Model Overview: 2008 Volvo C70Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
C70 T5: $39,240
Subtle refinements for the 2008 model year keep the Volvo C70 at the forefront of the mid-priced luxury convertible segment. Inspired by Scandinavian design, the interior is now fitted with standard Laminated Oak real wood on the signature ultra-slim center control panel, center console and door handle surrounds. A Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TMPS), Automatic Hazard Warning and Emergency Brake Lights have been added to the lengthy roster of standard C70 safety equipment. And Sovereign Hide premium leather seating surfaces is a new option.
Driving pleasure adds another dimension to the C70 with its standard turbocharged T5 engine. For 2008, output for the 2.5-liter light-pressure turbo powerplant has been increased from 218 to 227 horsepower at 5,000 rpm while torque remains at 236 lb.-ft. from 1,500 to 4,800 rpm. The flat torque curve puts the power to the front wheels evenly and makes the car highly responsive.
The Volvo C70 continues to offer the best of both worlds. It's a modern convertible with classic proportions, four comfortable seats and a three-piece retractable hardtop. The C70 can be transformed seamlessly from a coupe into a convertible. The retractable hardtop folds away quickly and smoothly into the trunk. Apart from the flexibility offered by the retractable hardtop it also makes for a quieter, more comfortable coupe. The large rear window glass offers outstanding outward visibility and improves body rigidity.
An important part of the side impact and rollover protection is the Inflatable Curtain (IC). In the new C70 it has been given a unique design. The curtain has an extra stiff construction with double rows of slats that are slightly offset from each other. This allows them to remain upright and offer effective head protection even with the window open. The curtain also deflates slowly to provide protection should the car roll over. This is a unique solution in the automotive world.
The C70 is designed to accommodate four adults. The two rear seats have comfortably angled backrests and generous width across the supportive cushions. Like all Volvo cars, the front seats are ergonomically shaped. With a push of a button on the backrest, the front seats move quickly forward to facilitate entry to the rear seat.
A performance-oriented six-speed manual gearbox is standard. All six forward gears are adapted to combine rapid acceleration with a high top speed. The gearbox has triple synchros and a very distinct gear-change feel. A five-speed 'Geartronic' micro-processor controlled automatic with 'Auto-stick' function is optional.
Audio systems for the C70 have been developed to offer high-class sound reproduction with the top up or down. The standard high performance system features a 4 x 40 watt amplifier and eight speakers. Those seeking the ultimate audio experience will find it in the optional Dynaudio® Premium Sound system. It features an amazing total output of 910 watts of power, plus Dolby® Pro Logic II Surround Sound and 14 speakers, including dual nine-inch subwoofers. An auxiliary audio jack is standard on both systems.
The C70's new Convenience Package includes rear park assist, Keyless Drive, the Volvo Blind Spot Information System (BLIS), Interior Air Quality System (IAQS) and power retractable rearview mirrors.Source - Volvo
Volvo Cars Moves into HD RadioTM Revolution - Big Time
Announced today at the Boston International Auto Show, Volvo will be the first automotive manufactures in the Ú.S. to offer innovative digital HD Radio technology on almost all models. Equipped with the HD Radio system, Volvo owners will enjoy a higher-quality AM/FM radio system that features more channel choices, crystal-clear sound and new data services. Volvo Cars of North America, LLC will be offering factory installed HD Radio receivers as standard and optional equipment.
'We believe Volvo will have the largest standard equipped HD Radio technology fleet in the world. Our drivers expect the highest quality in every aspect of their vehicles,' Dirk Bott, Vice President Brand, Business & Product, Volvo Cars of North America, LLC. 'Adding HD Radio capability to our S40 T5, V50 T5, C30, C70, S80, V70, XC70 and XC90 models truly makes our audio systems state of the art, giving Volvo drivers an even more enjoyable driving experience.' Introduction is scheduled for Fall of 2008.
HD Radio technology is the most significant advancement in radio broadcasting since the introduction of FM stereo. Across the Únited States, more than 1,500 AM and FM stations are broadcasting using HD Radio technology and more than 700 are offering subscription-free HD2 multicast channels on the FM dial. These channels feature fresh new music and news formats, showcase young artists and local bands, as well as air non-English language programming and more.
HD Radio broadcasters also offer valuable information that appears on the HD Radio receivers' display screen, such as song title and artist, traffic and weather updates, news, school closings and other emergency alerts. In addition, there are no fees or costs associated with this information. For a complete list of HD Radio stations currently broadcastings in the Únited States, please visit http://www.hdradio.com/
An innovative technology that allows broadcasters to offer digital services in addition to analog signals while remaining in their existing frequencies, the HD Radio system is being or has been tested in many countries throughout the world, including Argentina, Australia, Bosnia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Switzerland, Thailand and Úkraine.Source - Volvo