Volvo V70 DRIVe Gets Five Stars in ADAC EcoTest

Swedish carmaker Volvo has yet another reason to brag about, this time because the V70 DRIVe model. German motorists' organization ADAC, recently gave the Volvo V70 1.6D DRIVe five stars in its annual eco-test.

According to the carmaker, Volvo V70 DRIVe diesel is the first car model ever to receive five stars despite being powered by a conventional fuel.

The DRIVe version of the V70 is down to 4.9 l/100 km fuel consumption and 129g CO2 emissions, 18 percent better than today's two-liter diesel.

“In the various tests, the Volvo V70 showed the lowest carbon dioxide emissions of all the cars in its class. Among the more than thousand car models that the ADAC technological experts have tested, only three other models have shown results as good as that of the V70 DRIVe - two of them are hybrids and one runs on gas,” a company statement reads.

The tests are conducted under realistic conditions and the car models involved are assessed in accordance with several parameters. In addition to carbon dioxide and particle emissions, climate unit efficiency is also tested.

This, however, is not the first prize Volvo receives this year from ADAC. Back in February, the automotive organization awarded Volvo’s active safety system on the XC60 model, for emphasizing accident avoidance, informing the driver about a danger by a red flashing warning lamp and for avoiding a potential accident situation by braking in time to stop the car.
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