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2007 Volvo C70 Specs and Review

Inspired by the Scandinavian tradition, the C70 is all new offering the best in the world premium car class. The modern Volvo convertible with classic proportions, offers four comfortable seats and a retractable three-part hardtop. C70 can be transformed automatically from coupe to convertible. Retractable hardtops are folded automatically quickly and seamlessly into the trunk. Apart from the flexibility offered by a retractable hardtop, it also makes the coupe quieter and more comfortable. Large rear window glass offers exceptional outside visibility and increases body stiffness.

An important part of side effects and rollover protection is the Inflatable Curtain (IC). The Volvo C70 has been given a unique design. Curtains have extra rigid construction with two rows of blades that slightly offset each other. This allows them to stay upright and offer effective head protection even with the window open. The curtain also deflates slowly to provide protection if the car rolls over. This is a unique solution in the automotive world.

The Volvo C70 is designed to accommodate four adults. The two rear seats have comfortable sloping backs and a wide width on supporting pillows. Like all Volvo cars, the front seats are ergonomic. By pressing a button on the back, the front seat moves quickly forward to make it easier to get into the rear seat. With top ups, the Volvo C70’s luggage volume is 12.8 cubic feet. With a hard top lid, there is still 6.8 cubic feet of storage and a unique load-assist feature allows the top to be partially raised so that the package in the trunk is more accessible.

The interior is elegantly designed by presenting clean surfaces, original materials and smart functionality. The super thin middle stack, introduced in the Volvo S40 sports sedan and V50 sports wagon can also be found on the Volvo C70. A special coating, called Vulcaflex, is a synthetic material with a surface such as leather and a high-tech feel. Leather seating surfaces are available with the Premium Package.

Driving comfort adds another dimension to the Volvo C70 with its standard turbocharged T5 engine. The 2.5 liter light-pressure turbo powerplant produces 218 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 236 lb.-ft. torque from 1,500 to 4,800 rpm. The flat torque curve makes the front wheel evenly distributed and makes the car very responsive.

The Volvo C70 is equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox developed for the Volvo S60 R and V70 R. All six forward gears are adjusted to combine fast acceleration at high speed. Gearbox has three synchronizations and very different shades of gear change. A five-speed automatic controlled “Geartronic” micro-processor with an “Auto-stick” function is optional.

The audio system for the Volvo C70 has been developed to offer high-class sound reproduction with top up or down. The standard high-performance system has a 4 x 40 watt amplifier and eight speakers. Those looking for the best audio experience will find it on the optional Dynaudio® Premium Sound system. It features incredible total output of 910 watts of power, plus Dolby® Pro Logic II Surround Sound and 14 speakers, including an eight-inch dual woofer.

Minor changes to the Volvo C70 for 2007 include standard auxiliary audio inputs plus MP3 playback capabilities from in-dash CD changers. Sirius Satellite Radio is a new option for C70.

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