2009 Volvo DRIVe C30, S40, V50 review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 10 September 2008 , 08:09:16 byVeronica

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Volvo DRIVe C30, S40, V50

Volvo carmaker is presenting economical new diesel variants of the C30, S40 and V50 models at the Paris Motor Show. The cars have a fuel consumption of 4.4-liters or 4.5-liters per 100 km and between 115 and 118 g/km CO2 emissions. The DRIVe models have as base the Volvo C30 Efficiency concept car that was revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in October of 2007. The reduction of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions was brought absolutely by meticulously analyzing the total potential of the car for more efficient, more economical driving. All models are equipped as standard with a new generation of Michelin tires with low rolling resistance that cover 15- and 16-inch wheels. The DRIVe cars are certified according to the mandatory European NEDC standard. The Volvo C30 has excelled in the ECO test, which carries out even more comprehensive measurements of CO2 and particulate emissions. The independent ECO test places the Volvo C30 at the top of its size category, with four stars and 76 points in the overall assessment of the total environment performance of the car. The low fuel consumption and also the low level of CO2 emissions offer a range of benefits. These cars reduce the net contribution to global warming. All new diesel models from Volvo are also fitted with a maintenance-free particle filter that traps about 95% of all soot particles. Because the fuel prices have increased, the 1.6D DRIVe becomes very attractive. Volvo Cars expect to sell more than 20.000 units of the 1.6D DRIVe next year in Europe. The price is estimated at between 150 and 450 EUROS depending on model and market. The cars can be specified with most of the options and accessories that Volvo offers. The carmaker is also offering a comprehensive Flexifuel range encompassing five car models and three bio-ethanol engines.