• May 30, 2006
Sales of the new Volvo C70 hardtop convertible have been so brisk that company has already upped its production from 16,000 annual units to 20,000. It will likely become even more popular now that Volvo has introduced its first diesel engine in the Swedish convertible, a 2.4L turbodiesel initially developed for the S60, S70, XC70 and XC90 but downsized and detuned for the C70. Known as the D5, this five-cylinder turbodiesel develops 180 horsepower and 258 ft-lbs. of torque. It will initially be mated with a five-speed automatic transmission.

[Source: Volvo]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Volvo's first diesel? Didn't they sell 6-cyl Volkswagen diesel engines with weak injection pumps in 200- and 700-series cars in the 1980s?
      • 8 Years Ago
      The diesel should pull very strongly in a car this size. A shame the car itself isn't better looking. With the roof up, there are way too many seams, and the proportions are off. The VW Eos avoided the seam problem by creating a U-shaped storage compartment for the top--each side rail is one piece.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Toyota Recall Dipsh*t: Why are you spamming a VOLVO topic with this crap? If you're going to be so lame, at least wait to post it on a Toyota topic.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Nope, not for the States. If you want a diesel, you need a Hummer H1 or a Ford f350. Those are clean, non polluting and get close to 15 mpg.

      Cars with diesel are far more polluting. We don't want tose here!

      (yes, this was sarcastic)

      Also, in order to separate the noise from the real information, maybe Autoblog decided wisely to stop posting recalls on this blog. Nobody cares. Or maybe there is an AutoblogRecall that I don't know about...
      • 8 Years Ago
      And will this be showing up in the States?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Is De-Tuned correct? I thought this was the HP of the new D5?