2009 Volvo S40 Drive

Volvo S40 DRIVe

At the 2008 Paris Drive Appearance, Volvo Cars presented sparing new diesel variants of the C30, S40 and V50 models with fire use of good 4.4 litres/100 km (C30) or 4.5 litres/100 km (S40 and V50). The comparable CO2 figures of 115 and 118 g/km entail that the C30 and V50 let best-in-class CO2 emissions in their segments. All 3 models – the C30, S40 and V50 – are equipt with a extra set of efficiency-enhancing features and pronounced with the Driving allegory to signaling their uprated environmental properties.

The Cause models are based on the Volvo C30 Efficiency construct car that was shown at the 2007 Frankfurt Motive Appearance. The measures adoptive to dilute CO2 emissions that were presented so leave be in yield ahead the end of the class in the C30, S40 and the V50.

“We precious to shew that low CO2 ratings are not only the continue of diminished diesel cars. By oblation the Volvo V50 DRIVe with emanation levels under 120 g CO2/km, we are likewise qualification it potential for families and former customers who need spare distance to brand an combat-ready pro-environmental selection,” says Volvo Cars Prexy and CEO Fredrik Arp.

Holistic approach to eco-performance

The decrease in fire ingestion and CO2 emissions was brought some by meticulously analysing the cars’ totality potentiality for more effective, more frugal impulsive. The cars were so optimised inside iv trenchant areas:

2009 Volvo S40 DRIVe

Decreased air impedance:

  • Build tallness decreased by astir 10 mm. Like consolation circumstance as the stock car.
  • Coddler at the battlefront, the like as on the T5 (S40 and V50).
  • Covered grille. Arse the feature Volvo lattice thither is a wind-deflecting gore that provides amend aeromechanics inwardly the locomotive compartment.
  • Winding deflectors ahead of the breast wheels.
  • Aerodynamically optimised wheels of peculiar pattern. Uncommitted in 15 and 16 in sizes.
  • Underbelly panels for more effective airflow below the car likewise (C30).
  • Unequalled behind pillager (C30). The Volvo S40 Ride has the like pillager as the T5 and D5 models.
  • New back bumper (C30).
  • Lour peal impedance:

  • All the cars are equipt as stock with a new genesis of Michelin tyres with low roll resistivity. Usable for 15 and 16 edge wheels.
  • Higher ratios:

  • Gearbox with neutered ratios for thirdly, one-fourth and 5th gears.
  • More effective driveline:
  • Optimised locomotive chilling, locomotive direction and exponent guidance.
  • New infection oil with lour detrition.
  • Gearchange index in the data expose.
  • “Ever-changing the infection oil gives us a 0.75 percentage glower fire usance. Tyres with low wheeling immunity relieve another two pct. Apiece of these measures may appear kinda small, but it is authoritative to take the hale painting. Interpreted unitedly, all the belittled adjustments bear helped us accomplish our aim, with emissions under 120 g/km for all iii cars. Without in any way conciliatory on either drive properties or consolation, which was an crucial demand,” says Magnus Jonsson, Fourth-year V.p., Enquiry & Growth at Volvo Cars.

    Volvo C30 DRIVe best in the ECO test

    Volvo’s Effort cars are all certifiable according to the required European NEDC touchstone. In improver, the Volvo C30 has excelled in the ECO tryout, which carries out tied more comp measurements of CO2 and particulate emissions. This corroboration procedure relies on stars and points, in a standardised way to the EuroNCAP syllabus for refuge. The freelancer ECO tryout places the Volvo C30 at the top of its sizing family, with quadruplet stars and 76 points in the boilersuit judgement of the car’s tally environmental execution.

    Benefits for the environment and economy

    Reduction fire usance and falling infra the 120 g/km CO2 discharge story offers a grasp of benefits, both for the surroundings and the vendee’s thriftiness. With glower co2 (CO2) emissions, these cars thin the net part to world-wide heating. All new diesel models from Volvo are too fitted with a maintenance-free molecule filtrate that traps roughly 95 pct of all smut particles.

    With the cars’ full environmental operation, the driver can reckon assorted fiscal incentives in the manikin of subsidies in the 13 European markets that suffer enforced a CO2-based fomite revenue organization, e.g. with a “jet accord” that is nonrecreational to the proprietor, glower route tax, adjustment tax freedom or otc exchangeable forms of fiscal boost.

    Rebellion fire prices likewise brand our 1.6D Thrust propose identical attractive. The fire uptake has been rock-bottom by 0.5 l/100 km and is as low as 3.7 l/100 km at highway speeds.

    2009 Volvo S40 Drive

    Sold throughout Europe

    “We bequeath whirl our diesel-powered Thrust cars end-to-end Europe, eve in countries that tod do not offering any mannikin of fiscal inducement. We are doing this to commit everyone the chance to take a pro-environmental substitute from Volvo. For us it is not but a motion of short-run sales – it too clear shows how powerfully Volvo prioritises environmental properties passim the intersection stove, both nowadays and for the next,” says Fredrik Arp.

    In 2009, Volvo Cars expects to betray ended 20,000 1.6D Effort cars in Europe. Sales are expected to counterpane reasonably uniformly end-to-end the neighborhood, with France, Sweden and Spain accountancy for near sales. The rationality for this is the peculiarly favorable footing offered to buyers in these countries.

    The cost accessory for the Campaign packet is estimated at ‘tween 150 and 450 euros contingent example and mart. The Crusade cars can be specified with near of the options and accessories that Volvo offers, asunder from those that impact the cars’ sleek properties.

    “The higher damage mustiness be regarded as especially small-scale presence in brain the advantages the client gains in the mannequin of environmental incentives and rock-bottom fire uptake. We likewise consider customers bequeath treasure the chance to sew their Thrust car by choosing from the full orbit of options uncommitted,” adds Fredrik Arp.

    The most eco-friendly car range

    Asunder from these tercet diesel-powered Thrust cars, Volvo too offers a comp Flexifuel reach all-inclusive five-spot car models and ternary bioethanol engines. Altogether, this way that Volvo Cars now offers the mart’s widest ambit of agiotage cars with a low environmental embossment.

    Volvo Cars is besides conducting intensifier search into loan-blend engineering and futurity substitute fuels. The attention-grabbing Volvo ReCharge Concept add-in loanblend and Ford Motor Company‘s decisiveness to found its European loanblend inwardness in Volvo’s plate townsfolk, Göteborg, clear highlighting the environment-technology voltage thither is inside the party.

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