Koln, 15. October 2008 – The Drive models of the Volvo C30, S40 and V50 series are available from now on. These diesel variants, Volvo’s counterpart to BlueMotion and Co., are characterized by low consumption and CO2 values below 120 grams per kilometer. The Drive versions of the C30 and the V50 are according to Volvo in their segments the models with the lowest carbon dioxide output.
Drive: Environmentally optimized
The term Drive includes with Volvo’s total activities to reduce environmental influencing. All Drive models have aerodynamically optimized alloy wheels, a switching point display, a motor management designed for consumption reduction and a changed software of the electro-hydraulic power steering. There are rolling resistance-reduced lightweight tires and a consumption reducing transmission calculation including light-run. To improve aerodynamics to improve aerodynamics, a lowered suspension, a rear diffuser on the underbody, an optimized cooling air fuser and a roof spoiler in the drive design. The C30 has a coarse-flat cladding of the underbody in addition. These measures are reminiscent of those in the Ford-Econetic models, which is no wonder, as the FOCUS is the technical basis for the small volvos.
Only 115 grams of CO2
The Volvo C30 1.6D Drive makes 109 hp, consumes 4.4 liters per 100 kilometers, emitted 115 grams of CO2 per kilometer and costs 21.950 euros. The same strong S40 1.6D Drive takes 4.5 liters and puffs 118 grams of CO2 in the air. The same values are valid for the 25.680 Euro expensive station wagon named V50.