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Volvo XC70 - perfect for a trip to the ski slopes
With its high ground clearance and active All Wheel Drive and DSTC systems, the Volvo XC70 offers superb get-you-there ability on winter roads.
The Volvo XC70 behaves with impeccable stability and consistency in all situations. This is particularly noticeable on winter roads when the surface can quickly switch between ice, asphalt and snow. Volvo's All Wheel Drive system and DSTC stability-enhancement system ensure good road grip.
All Wheel Drive with Instant TractionTM
Volvo's active All Wheel Drive (AWD) system ensures the best possible road grip and traction.
DSTC is standard
DSTC (Dynamic Stability and Traction Control) is standard on the new Volvo XC70. It is a stability-enhancement system that, when necessary, reduces the engine's torque and applies precisely measured braking force to help reduce the risk of skidding. Hill Descent Control curbs speed on steep downhill slopes Hill Descent Control (HDC) helps make crawling easier in bottom gear when driving down sleep gradients and on slippery slopes. Using the car's braking system and engine torque, HDC controls the car's speed and maintains a steady 10 km/h or so. The function is activated via a button on the instrument panel. The driver can at any time take command over
Advanced body structure and stable chassis result in well-controlled road manners
Not only the driveline but the entire car has been developed and optimised to provide a first-class driving experience and stable, smooth road manners. The body features a highly advanced structure that contributes to both excellent deformation properties in the event of a collision and very high torsional rigidity.
High ground clearance and better get-you-there ability
In order to ensure the appropriate get-you-there ability in difficult terrain, the XC70 has higher ground clearance. It sits 209 millimetres off the ground, 66 mm higher than the Volvo V70. In wet conditions, it can make its way through 300 mm of water. This is known in the automotive world as the car's wading depth.
Together with the shape of the body, this elevated ground clearance allows the car to make its way out of deep ditches or down steep slopes. The angle between the road surface and the front of the car is 19.2º. At the rear, the corresponding angle is 24.0º.
Active chassis with Four-C - and three choices
The Volvo XC70 can be specified with an active chassis based on Volvo's Four-C technology.
Besides catering for your comfort and driving pleasure needs, Four-C always responds to help
Six-cylinder normally aspirated engine with dual cam profiles
The six-cylinder normally aspirated engine produces 175 kW (238 hp) and 320 Nm and offers a high-class driving experience. The engine has an advanced valve system featuring dual cam profiles on the inlet side. In normal driving, with normal throttle opening and low engine revs, fuel consumption is minimised at the same time as there is sufficient torque to give good driveability. In sportier driving, with full throttle opening and high engine revs, the engine is immensely alert and responsive, delivering a flood of power at both low and high speeds.
Energy-efficient turbodiesel from the second-generation D5 series
As an alternative to the six-cylinder normally aspirated engine, the Volvo XC70 is available with Volvo's five-cylinder diesel engine from the second-generation D5 series. It is a very powerful and easy to drive turbodiesel that provides a massive 400 Nm of torque - across a particularly wide rev range. A service-free particle filter is fitted as standard and makes the D5 a highly environmentally suitable alternative.
The engine features four-valve technology and twin overhead camshafts, which contribute to quick response and good high-speed properties.
Engine range, Volvo XC70
Engine Configuration Power kW/hp Torque Nm
3.2 R6 175/238 320
D5 diesel R5 136/185 400
The two engines for the Volvo XC70 are mated to a six-speed transmission, manual or automatic with Geartronic. The gearboxes are designed to handle the immense power delivered by these engines.
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