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Volvo S40 and V50 Drive Now with CO2 of 99 g/km

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Volvo has made improvements to its S40 and V50 DRIVe which both now emit just 99g/km of CO2.

This means the Volvo C30 DRIVe, which was already previously available in a 99g/km of CO2 variant, is now being joined in the sub-one hundred club by another two models.

The Volvo C30, S40 and V50 DRIVe are the first three models with the upgraded 1.6-litre diesel engine to meet the Euro 5 exhaust emission regulations being implemented in January 2011.

The further-developed engine combined with a six-speed manual gearbox and start/stop function have made it possible for Volvo's engine experts to cut CO2 emissions from 104 g/km to 99 g/km.

Volvo's DRIVe badge is attached to those models that deliver the best green performance in their respective size classes.

In addition to the Volvo C30, S40 and V50 there are currently another two models with CO2 emissions below 120 g/km: the Volvo V70 (119 g) and Volvo S80 (119 g). In early 2011, these will be joined by the Volvo S60 (under 115 g) and Volvo V60 (under 119 g).

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