The new 2010 Volvo C30 1.6D DRIVe already has a following due to its eco-friendly technologies like stop/start with a brake-energy recovery system and a fuel consumption of 3.9 liters per 100 km. But Heico Sportiv wanted to prove that those who like the car for these qualities can also experience the pleasure of driving.
Heico Sportiv general manager Holger Hedtke said that the aerodynamically optimized components such as the radiator grille or under-floor were untouched.
The tuning package made power output and torque increase from 80 kW (109 bhp) and 240 Nm to 92 kW (125 bhp) and 280 Nm, respectively.
The car is claimed to be able to achieve a sprint from nil to 100 km/h sprint time of 9.2 seconds and a top speed of 200 km/h. Heico Sportiv said that its own version of 2010 Volvo is 2.1 seconds quicker than the stock car.
For its exterior, Heico Sportiv added a front spoiler, sport rims in 18 and 19-inch size in three colors, and a stainless steel double and quad pipe exhaust system. A differential lock further enhances performance of the 2010 Volvo C30. The tuners also lowered the sports suspension by 30 mm. Interior accessories include aluminum or leather-covered handbrake, door pin set and gear lever grip.
Unveiled with ample reception at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, the new 2010 Volvo C30 DRIVe is powered by a 1.6-liter diesel engine with the innovative Start/Stop technology. Thanks to this, the C30 DRIVe consumes only around 3.8 liters of diesel fuel per 100 km while emitting only 99 grams of carbon dioxide per km. The car can cover a distance of around 1,380 km on a single tank (52 liters) of diesel.
With an engine tuned to deliver 109 PS of max output, the new 2010 Volvo C30 DRIVe is, interestingly, road tax exempt under current regulations. The intelligent Start/Stop function in the car’s 1.6-liter diesel engine goes into action when the gear lever is placed into neutral and the clutch is released while at a standstill. As soon as the drivers take off a foot from clutch, the engine automatically starts up again.
According to Volvo, the Start/Stop technology can reduce both fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions by between 4 percent and 5 percent in mixed driving conditions. Amazingly, the Start/Stop technology is most effective when the new 2010 Volvo C30 DRIVe is driven in urban traffic, as it could reduce fuel consumption by up to 8 percent.
Overall, the new 2010 Volvo C30 can be powered by any of the seven available engines: three petrol and four diesel mills.