pg. 126 Specifications

Cooling system
Type:              Positive pressure, closed system
Thermostat begins to open at 180°F (87°C)
Coolant:        Volvo original coolant/anti-freeze
Capacity:       7.4 US qts. (7.0 liters)

Fuel system
The engine is equipped with a multiport fuel injection system

Distributor ignition system
Firing order:                                      1-2-4-5-3
Distributor ignition setting:                   Not adjustable
Spark plugs:                                    Champion RC8PYP (or equivalent)
Spark plug gap:                                 0.03" (0.75 mm)
Tightening torque:                              18.4 ft. lbs. +/- 3.7 ft. lbs. (25 Nm +/- 5 Nm)

Front suspension
Spring strut suspension with integrated shock absorbers and control arm linked to the support frame. Power-assisted rack and pinion steering. Safety type steering column.
The alignment specifications apply to an unladen car but include fuel, coolant, and spare wheel.

Toe-in measured on the wheel rims: 2.4 mm +/- 0.7 mm
Toe-in measured on tire sides: 2.9 +/- 0.9 mm

Rear Suspension
Delta-link individual rear-wheel suspension with longitudinal support arms, double link arms and track rods.

Toe-in measured on the tire sides: 4° +/- 10°

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Power transmission
Manual transmission: M 56 H
Single-disc dry plate clutch. All-synchromesh on all gears including reverse; integrated final drive. Operation via a floor mounted gear lever.

Final drive ratio       4.00:1

Reduction ratios
1st gear                   3.07:1
2nd gear                        1.77:1
3rd gear                        1.19:1
4th gear                        0.87:1
5th gear                        0.70:1
Reverse                         2.99:1

Automatic transmission: AW 50-42 LE
4-speed automatic electronically controlled gearbox comprising a hydraulic torque converter with a lock-up function; planetary gear, integrated final drive.
Operation via a floor mounted gear selector lever. Drive shafts with symmetrical joint location.

Final drive ratio       2.54:1

Reduction ratios
1st gear                   3.61:1
2nd gear                        2.06:1
3rd gear                        1.37:1
4th gear                        0.98:1
Reverse                         3.95:1

Fuel tank                          18.5 US gals (70 liters)
Cooling System                          7.4 US qts. (7.0 liters)
Engine oil (incl. filter)               6.1 US qts. (5.8 liters)*
Automatic transmission                  2 US gals (7.6 liters)
Manual transmission                     2.2 US qts. (2.1 liters)
Power steering fluid                    0.8 US qts. (0.8 liter)
Washer fluid reservoir                  4.7 US qts. (4.5 liters)
Brake/clutch system                     0.6 US qts (0.6 liters)

* Add 0.95 US qt. (0.9 liters) if the oil cooler has been drained.

Vehicle Loading
The tires on your Volvo should perform to specifications at all normal loads when inflated as recommended on the tire information label. The label is located on the inside of the fuel filler flap. The label lists both tire and vehicle design limits. Do not load your car beyond the load limits indicated.

WARNING! Improperly inflated tires will reduce tire life, adversely affect vehicle handling and can possibly lead to failure resulting in loss of vehicle control prior warning.

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Electrical system
12 Volt, negative ground.
Voltage-controlled generator. Single-wire system with chassis and engine used as conductors.

Voltage                                    12 V
Capacity                                520 A/100 min
(certain markets)                       420 A/75 min

The battery contains corrosive and poisonous acids. It is of the utmost importance that old batteries are disposed of correctly. Your Volvo retailer can assist you in this matter.

Rated output                       1400 W
Max. current                    100 A


Bulb US No. Power Socket No/bulbs
     High beam
     Low beam

Front parking lights/turn signals 3357 NA 30/7 W/30/2.2 cp W 2.5 x 15q 2
Turn signals, rear 21W BAU 15 2
Tail lights 67 5 W/4cp BA 15 s 4
Brake lights 1156 21W/32cp BA 15 s 2
Back-up lights 1156 21W/32cp BA 15 s 2
Rear fog light 1156 21W/32cp BA 15 s 1
Front fog lights H1 55 W P 14.5s 2
License plate light 5 W W 2.1x9.5d 2
Door open warning light 3 W W 2.1x9.5d 4
Door step courtesy light 5W W 2.1x9.5d 2
Trunk light 10 W SV 8.5 1
Glove compartment light 2 W BA 9s 1
Vanity mirror lights 1.2 W 2
Instrument lighting 3 W W 2.1x9.5d 3
Illumination, control panel
     gear selector (automatic trans.)
     rear ashtray

1.2 W
1.2 W
1.2 W
W 2x4.6 d
W 2x4.6 d
W 2x4.6 d

Instrument warning/indicator lights 1.2 W W 2x4.6 d
Front courtesy lights 5 W BA 9s 2
Rear reading lights 5 W BA 9s 2

All specifications are subject to change without notice

pg. 129 Specifications (cont.)

Dimensions and weights - Volvo C70
Length                                                     185.8 in. (472 cm)
Width                                                   71.7 in. (182 cm)
Height                                                  55.1 in. (140 cm)
Wheelbase                                               104.7 in. (266 cm)
Track, front                                            59.8 in. (151.8 cm)
Track, rear                                             59.7 in. (151.6 cm)
Turning circle (between curbs)                          33.5 ft. (10.2 m)
Cargo capacity                                          13.1 cu. ft. (0.37 m)

WARNING! When adding accessories, equipment, luggage and other cargo to your vehicle, the total loaded weight capacity of the vehicle must not be exceeded.

  USA Canada
Gross vehicle weight (GVW)
C70 (auto) 4190 lbs (1901 kg) 1900 kg
C70 (man.) 4140 lbs (1878 kg) 1880 kg
Capacity Weight *
C70 (B5234T3) 770 lbs (349 kg) 350 kg
C70 (B5254T) 780 lbs (353 kg) 355 kg
Curb weight
C70 3325-3408 lbs (1508-1546 kg) 1509-1547 kg
Permissible axle weight, front
C70 (aut.) 2360 lbs (1070 kg) 1070 kg
C70 (man.) 2310 lbs (1048 kg) 1050 kg
Permissible axle weight, rear
C70 (auto.) 1890 lbs (857 kg) 860 kg
C70 (man.) 1890 lbs (857 kg) 860 kg
Max. roof load 220 lbs (100 kg) 100 kg
Max. trailer weight
(w/o brakes) 1100 lbs (500 kg) 500 kg
(with brakes)
2" ball 3300 lbs (1500 kg) 1500 kg
1 7/8" ball 2000 lbs (908 kg) 900 kg
Max. tongue weight ** 165 lbs (75 kg) 75 kg

* The max permissible axle loads or the gross vehicle weight must not be exceeded.
See also section "Trailer towing"

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

pg. 130 Service manuals, Road assistance

Service Manuals for your Volvo are available for purchase. These are the same manuals used by competent Volvo technicians.

Major sections within the Service Manual System include: 0- General Information; 1- Lubrication and Service; 2- Engine; 3- Electrical System; 4- Power Transmission; 5- Brakes; 6- Suspension and Steering; 7- Springs Shock Absorbers and Wheels; 8- Body and Interior.

Volvo supports Voluntary Mechanic Certification by the A.S.E. Certified mechanics have demonstrated a high degree of competence in specific areas. Besides passing exams each mechanic must also have worked in the field for two or more years before a certificate is issued. These professional mechanics are fully able to analyze vehicle problems and perform the necessary service procedures to keep your Volvo at peak operating condition.

NOTE: The above pertains to the USA only.

Your new Volvo comes with a four year road assistance program named ON-CALL. Additional information, features, and benefits are described in a separate information package in your glove compartment.

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