Tuesday, August 21, 2007, posted by Auto Rider at 9:05 PM

Volvo announced that they will be calling the new unit as the Volvo C30 Efficiency - a variant of the automakers’ newest car model. This variant of the smallest Volvo car will have less greenhouse gas emissions and will have a better fuel economy.

According to the automaker, the C30 Efficiency will consume a gallon of fuel for every 62.8 miles covered. According to the automaker, these are aerodynamics, rolling resistance, gearing and engine efficiency.

The C30 Efficiency’s ride height is also lower compared to its siblings.

The Efficiency’s powerplant produces 104 bhp, 4 less than the conventional C30. According to experts, the C30 Efficiency may be the answer of the Swedish automaker to Volkswagen’s BlueMotion models.

2008 Volvo C30 Specs:

Base price - $23,000 (MT est)
Vehicle layout front - engine, FWD, 4-pass, 2-door hatchback
Engine - 2.5L/218 hp/236 lb-ft turbocharged DOHC 20-valve I-5
Transmission - 6-speed manual, 5-speed automatic
Curb weight - 2900 lb (mfr est)
Wheelbase - 103.9 in
Length x width x height - 167.4.9 x 70.1 x 57.0 in
0-60 mph 6.2 - 6.6 sec (mfr est)
EPA city/hwy fuel econ - 22 / 30 mpg (MT est)

Which Volvo C30 is right for you? Whether you want the efficiency of diesel or petrol, you're bound to find the perfect engine for your lifestyle in our C30 range. Thanks to our cutting-edge engine technology you can enjoy rapid acceleration, high torque, excellent fuel economy, low emissions, a selection of transmissions and much more.

C30 1.6D (109 hp) and C30 2.0D (136 hp)
C30 D5 (180 hp)

C30 1.8 Flexifuel (125 hp)

C30 1.6 (100 hp), C30 1.8 (125 hp) and C30 2.0 (145 hp)
C30 2.4i (170 hp)
C30 T5 (230 hp)

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