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.
|| 260 HP@
|| 2435 cc
(149 cu. in.)
|| 258 lb-ft @
Weight lb (kg)
Acceleration 0-62 mph
|| 5.8 sec.
|| 155 mph
|| Rear Wheel
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.
Vehicle Type: 2-door coupe, concept car
Configuration: Front Engine/FWD
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
Brakes F/R: ABS, vented disc/vented disc