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                                                                         2006 Volvo C30 Concept
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At the 2006 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Volvo Car Corporation unveiled the Volvo C30 Design Concept. The car represents a glimpse into the Swedish manufacturer's future as the C30 Design Concept is a close representation of what the production version of the C30 will look like when it's officially unveiled at the 2006 Paris auto show.

The two-door, four-passenger C30 Design Concept is powered by a turbocharged 5-cylinder engine producing 260 horsepower. The sleek, modern design clearly reflects several elements from the Volvo Safety Concept Car and the glass tailgate is reminiscent of the classic Volvo P1800 ES.

      Engine                                      Turbocharged Inline-5
      HP    260 HP@ 5500 rpm
      Displacement     2435 cc (149 cu. in.)
      Torque    258 lb-ft @ 2100-5000 rpm
      Weight lb (kg)    --
      Acceleration 0-62  mph        5.8 sec.                                        
      Top speed    155 mph (250 km/h)
      Driveline    Rear Wheel Drive 
      Price (approx)    --

World-class audio system

A first-class audio system is an important part of the lives of the C30's target demographic. That is why the Volvo C30 Design Concept has Volvo’s Premium Sound system, with 5x130-watt digital ICE Power amplifier from Alpine®, Dolby® Pro Logic II Surround Sound and 10 loudspeakers from Dynaudio® of Denmark.

Wheels and Brakes

The 19-inch aluminum wheels have Pirelli Corsa 225/35 R19 tires. There are four-pot brakes from Brembo with aluminum calipers and 330 millimeters ventilated brake discs both front and rear.

“Sporty driving characteristics are a must to attract this customer category. A car that radiates muscular agility has to live up to its appearance once you slip behind the steering wheel,” says Hĺkan Abrahamsson, the C30 Project Director

Five-Cylinder Turbo Engine with 260 Horsepower

Measuring 166.9 inches front to rear, the Volvo C30 Concept is no less than 0.9 inch shorter than the Volvo S40. Under the bonnet the Volvo C30 Concept has an in-line five-cylinder 2.4-litre turbocharged engine. It gives the driver 260 horsepower at 5,500 revs a minute and maximum torque of 258 lb-ft between 2,100 and 5,000 revs. The car is fitted with a six-speed manual gearbox.

The Volvo C30 Concept accelerates from 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds and its top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph

Cargo capacity for the fast paced

The Volvo C30 Design Concept was designed for a customer category that primarily uses the front seats. The luggage space behind the glass tailgate is designed for everyday loads such as briefcases and sports equipment – with the ability to swallow far larger loads if one or both rear seats are folded flat.

Other specifications:

Vehicle Type: 2-door coupe, concept car
Configuration: Front Engine/FWD
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
Brakes F/R: ABS, vented disc/vented disc