For 2010, the front wheel drive Volvo C30 is equipped with a 2.5 liter turbo charged engine in both the T5 2 door hatchback and the R Design 2 door hatchback models. The engine is a dual overhead cam (DOHC), inline, 5 cylinder engine with a maximum power rating of 227 hp at 5,000 rpm and a 236 foot pounds of torque delivered at a range of 1,500 rpm to 5,000 rpm. The engine enables the C30 to have a maximum towing capacity of 2,000 pounds. The engine’s bore is 83 mm and its stroke is 93.2 mm. The compression ratio is 9 to 1. The engine features variable valve timing and camshaft technology to make sure all twenty four valves are operating at their maximum efficiency. Multi point fuel injection improves the C30’s performance as well as its fuel economy.
The C30 accelerates from 0 mph to 60 mph in just over 7 seconds; with its standard manual transmission (an optional automatic transmission is available at additional cost. The gas mileage delivered by the C30 is a composite 24 miles per gallon (mpg): 21 mpg in city environments and 29 mpg on the highway. The superb engineering of the Volvo C3 has earned it a ultra low emission vehicle (ULEV II) rating, meaning that it is a very environmentally responsible vehicle to drive.
Most automotive critics are pleased with the 2010 C10, including Edmunds.com who says that the engine provides a viable engine for the fuel efficiency it provides.