Volvo will be taking the wraps off of its cleanest car ever at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September. The brand new Volvo C30 Efficiency will make its global debut with a 1.6 liter turbodiesel engine that produces 105 horsepower.
By giving the C30 Efficiency a series of changes to the aerodynamics and introducing higher gearing while improving the powertrain, Volvo has improved the fuel-economy of the C30 to 62.8mpg and has reduced CO2 emisssions to below 120/km2.
In early 2008 Volvo will introduce a new 2 liter turbodiesel automatic transmission with Powershift technology for the Volvo C30, S40 and V50 model ranges.
“We are firmly committed to lowering the fuel consumption of our conventional petrol and diesel engines. By doing this we will continuously reduce the overall CO2 emission level for our whole model range,” says Magnus Jonsson, Senior Vice President Research and Development at Volvo Cars.
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