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Volvo C70: New 136Hp 2.0-Litre Turbo Diesel Unit

There are 2 comments on the Carscoop story from Jul 19, 2007, titled Volvo C70: New 136Hp 2.0-Litre Turbo Diesel Unit. In it, Carscoop reports that:

“The four-cylinder turbodiesel will be a very popular choice, especially in Europe where it will account for 20 percent of total C70 sales. The engine offers a very attractive combination of fuel economy and driving pleasure”

The four-pot diesel engine has a power output of 136 Hp and 320 Nm of torque accelerating the C70 from 0-100 km/h in 11.0 sec and handing a top speed of 205 km/h . According to Volvo the C70 2.0D boasts an avg. via Carscoop

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#1 Feb 10, 2008
I have a 2008 Volvo c70 2.0D,Volvo claim a combined fuel consumption figure of 46.3mpg for this model,no matter how gently i drive it i cannot get better than 35mpg,quite a difference.

Cwmbran, UK

#2 Nov 21, 2008
I have the same model and normal driving I get around 38mpg. Driving very gently, freewheel down hills, 0 to 60 in 30 seconds I have had it up to 42mpg.
Very short shifting i.e. change latest 2,000 to 2,500 revs helps. This works because torque still gives good lift when driving very gently.
Mine goes in for 12,500 service next week and am told there may be a software update.
There is no doubt that the extra weight of the hardtop and necessary body strengthening required on a convertible makes big difference. But this is a Ford power unit (Ford own Volvo) and I have heard that this unit is renowned for not meeting claimed mpg in any model variant, even the fords

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