2012 Volvo C70

T5 FWD 2-Dr Convertible I5 auto trans

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2012 Volvo C70
2012 Volvo C70
The Volvo C70 was one of the first convertibles with a folding hard top when it hit the market in 2006. The C70 hasn't seen many innovations since then, but its clean lines and minimalist interior ensure that it will continue to age gracefully. Mechanically, the C70 uses the same 227-hp turbocharged five-cylinder found in the C30 hatchback, and it is paired with a five-speed automatic transmission (sadly, the six-speed manual was dropped last year). Since the C70 is really more a cruiser than a hard charger, we recommend the standard seventeen-inch wheels over the optional eighteens and their more aggressive 40-series tires, which diminish ride comfort while doing little to increase handling prowess. That said, the C70 is a convertible that can be used year-round. The hard top cuts trunk space drastically when it's lowered, but when it's in place it offers the advantages of better sound and weather insulation along with greater security. Although it doesn't have Volvo's latest advancement in safety--the City Safety auto-braking system--the C70 still comes standard with a raft of features that help uphold Volvo's reputation for building some of the safest cars on the road.
2012 Volvo C70 Inscription Front Right View
The C70 is beautiful. Its sensuous curves and well-proportioned body have not aged a day in my eyes. It probably helps that the streets are hardly thick with them even after six years on the market.
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It's not easy to make a good batch of chili, but making a great batch is more difficult than simply following a recipe. We know this because Volvo literally pitted a bunch of journalists against one another in a chili cook-off while we were in Scottsdale, Arizona, to drive four of its models equipped with the new performance-enhancing Polestar Package. Just as with chili, taking a car from good to great isn't always easy. Volvo has already been doing an admirable job with its lineup of beautifully designed and fun-to-drive cars like the S60 sedan, the XC60 crossover, the XC70 wagon, and the C30 hatchback. What the Swedish brand has been lacking with its most recent product renaissance is a little spice.
2012 Volvo C70 Inscription Front Three Quarter Top Down
Volvo has revealed pricing and availability numbers for the special Inscription Package that will be offered on the 2012 C70 convertible. The Inscription package costs $3900 on top of the cost of a C70, and production will be limited to just 2000 units globally annually.
2012 Volvo C70 Inscription Front Three Quarter Top Down
Volvo is adding some more panache to its graceful C70 convertible at the Los Angeles Auto Show this year. In true L.A.-style, the Swedish carmaker is introducing the C70 Inscription that liberally applies luxury touches and a dash more power to the premium droptop. Volvo let Polestar rework the ECU to milk 250 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque from the turbocharged inline-five – a gain of 23 hp and 29 lb-ft – that will be routed through a five-speed automatic to the front wheels. Polestar was able to meet those gains without sacrificing the C70’s 18/28 city/highway mpg by increasing the amount of air and fuel injected into the combustion chambers and advancing the spark timing. Yet the Inscription treatment involves more than just adding a little extra power underhood – predictably, the special-edition model also incorporates some unique cosmetic touches. Available only in Ice White or Black Sapphire Metallic (the latter is exclusive to the Inscription), Volvo has added black-gloss grille slats, LED daytime running lights, and chrome surrounds for the grille and headlights. Black-painted 18-inch Midir wheels are standard, as is a rear spoiler. Inside, the C70 Inscription isawash in Sovereign Hide leather trim with contrasting stitching. To further differentiate the trim, the Inscription model also includes unique headrests, a new handbrake lever, and bespoke floor mats. Volvo has yet to announce pricing for the C70 Inscription, but says that it will be a limited-production model. The 2012 C70 starts at $40,825; optioning a C70 T5 with the same equipment will run a cool $43,370. Volvo also offers an Inscription package for the S80 sedan, which includes similar upgrades for $1500 over the S80 T6 AWD’s $42,175 base price. Expect to see full details on the C70 Inscription next week when it debuts at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Source: Volvo

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2012 Volvo C70 Specifications

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2.5L I5Engine
Fuel economy City:
18 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
28 MPG
227 hp @ 5000rpm
236 ft lb of torque @ 1500rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)

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