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Volvo C70 Coupé

(1997 model)

Brief specs of 1997 Volvo C70 Coupé

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 5-cylinder 20-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2319 cm3 / 141.5 cu in / 141.5 cu in, 176.0 kW / 236.0 hp / 236.0 hp @ 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm, 330.0 N·m / 243.4 lb·ft / 243.4 lb·ft @ 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 249 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolvoIssued from1997
ModelC70 CoupéIssued until
SerieC70Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolvoCountrySE,NL

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4716 mm / 185.7 in / 185.7 inTotal (curb) weight1490 kg / 3285 lb / 3285 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)60.0 % / 60.0 % / 60.0 %
Ground clearance142 mm / 5.6 in / 5.6 inFuel capacity68 l / 15.0 UK gal / 18.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.77  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.29Frontal area (A)2.21 m2 / 23.7 sq ft / 23.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.64 m2 / 6.9 sq ft / 6.9 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.9 kW / 21.3 hp / 21.3 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders5
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves20
Engine ManufacturerVolvoValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore81.0 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.9
Fuel supplyEFiEngine displacement2319 cm3 / 141.5 cu in / 141.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity463.80 cm3/cylinder / 28.303 cu in/cylinder / 28.303 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power176.0 kW / 236.0 hp / 236.0 hp at 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque330.0 N·m / 243.4 lb·ft / 243.4 lb·ft at 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)93.2 kW / 125.0 hp / 125.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output75.9 kW/l / 1.668 bhp/cu in / 1.668 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque142.3 N·m/l / 1.24 lb·ft/cu in / 1.24 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.7
  Final gear (drive) ratio4

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)5.00 s / 5.00 s / 5.00 sTop (maximal) speed249 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.30 s / 6.30 s / 6.30 sPower-to-weight ratio158.4 kW/ton / 120.0 bhp/ton / 120.0 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)15.80 s / 15.80 s / 15.80 sFuel 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 circle
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 rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volvo C70 Coupé

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