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Volvo C70 Convertible Automatic

(1997 model)

Brief specs of 1997 Volvo C70 Convertible Automatic

2-door 2+2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 5-cylinder 20-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2435 cm3 / 148.6 cu in / 148.6 cu in, 141.7 kW / 190.0 hp / 190.0 hp @ 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm, 270.0 N·m / 199.1 lb·ft / 199.1 lb·ft @ 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolvoIssued from1997
ModelC70 Convertible AutomaticIssued until
SerieC70Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolvoCountrySE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4650 l / 164.21 cu ft / 164.21 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4716 mm / 185.7 in / 185.7 inTotal (curb) weight1570 kg / 3461 lb / 3461 lb
Width1817 mm / 71.5 in / 71.5 inDry weight
Height1428 mm / 56.2 in / 56.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2664 mm / 104.9 in / 104.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1521 mm / 59.9 in / 59.9 inTowing weight
Track rear1518 mm / 59.8 in / 59.8 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance150 mm / 5.9 in / 5.9 inFuel capacity68 l / 15.0 UK gal / 18.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.77  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.34Frontal area (A)2.17 m2 / 23.4 sq ft / 23.4 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.74 m2 / 8.0 sq ft / 8.0 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)18.4 kW / 24.7 hp / 24.7 hp

Engine

Engine CodeB5244TTotal number of cylinders5
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 5 cylinder)Total number of valves20
Engine ManufacturerVolvoValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionaluminium block & headBore83.0 mm / 3.27 in / 3.27 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.92
Fuel supplyBosch Motronic M4.4 fuel inj.Engine displacement2435 cm3 / 148.6 cu in / 148.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity487.00 cm3/cylinder / 29.719 cu in/cylinder / 29.719 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power141.7 kW / 190.0 hp / 190.0 hp at 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque270.0 N·m / 199.1 lb·ft / 199.1 lb·ft at 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)56.7 kW / 76.0 hp / 76.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output58.2 kW/l / 1.279 bhp/cu in / 1.279 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque110.9 N·m/l / 0.97 lb·ft/cu in / 0.97 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.98
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.56

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio121.0 kW/ton / 91.7 bhp/ton / 91.7 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3Turning circle11.7 m / 38.4 ft / 38.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Lower wishbone, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearSemi-independent, Trailing arm, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear295 mm / 11.6 in / 11.6 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volvo C70 Convertible Automatic

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