Mercedes-Benz C350 Coupe vs. Volvo C30 T5 'Polestar Conversion'
They may be unlikely competitors, but that doesn't mean this isn't an interesting battle. The Mercedes-Benz C350 Coupe and the Volvo C30 T5 R-Design are the sportiest models available from their respective manufacturers (Monster AMG models not withstanding of course), but they both err on the side of sophistication, and studiously avoid, the boy racer tag. They are stylish, elegant and in the case of the Mercedes-Benz Coupe, downright expensive. The Volvo C30 T5 less so, taking into account its advancing age, but still factoring in its newly available 'Polestar Conversion' that Boosts power up to 184kW & 370Nm. We like the Volvo C30, always have, and that's why we're sitting it such a stiff challenge; putting it up against the rear wheel drive Mercedes-Benz with 224kW & 370Nm. The C350 Coupe also sports some clever new suspension technology called 'agility control,' that increases the damping pressure based on your driving to keep it level and true at any speed, in any corner. Yes, we know the Mercedes-Benz is twice the price of the Volvo, but hopefully the modified C30 T5 'Polestar Conversion' can upset the outcome... Last one up the hill is a rotten egg.
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Did you know Volvo has a racing partner? Well Polestar is now optimizing
road-going stock Volvos, using off-the-shelf Volvo parts with impressive
results. This C30's 2.5-liter T5 now pulls 451 hp for a true
high-performance Grand Touring experience.
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VOLVO S60 Polestar vs BMW M3 and AUDI RS4 - English subtitle!
We credit the Europe's most respected automotive publications, Auto Motor &
Sports. Volvo S60 Polestar races against the two beasts Audi RS4 and BMW M3
at Gothenburg City Arena.Take a look at the video and see how some of
Germany's most potent touring cars faired against the 508-horsepower Volvo S60
Polestar. Who's the winner? Well, Volvo-fans will not be disappointed ...
2013 Volvo C30 T5 M R-Design Polestar Edition - WINDING ROAD POV Test Drive
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2012 Volvo C30 Polestar Performance Test Drive & Car Review
http://www.autobytel.com/volvo/c30/2012/ The 2012 Volvo C30 coupe is a lot
of fun to drive. Volvo is known for being one of the world's safest car
manufacturer. Most of their line-up consists of sedans and crossover
utility vehicles and the C30 is the only coupe in their line-up of
vehicles. The 2012 Volvo C30 has a base price of $24,950 with the top of
the line R-Design Platinum costing $31,850. But you can add a factory
performance upgrade called the Polestar package for under $2000 that will
Boost performance significantly.
Volvo did not hold back when it came to powering the C30. Under the hood
live a turbocharged 2.5 liter inline
5-cylinder engine that makes 227 horsepower and 236 lb-ft. of
torque. Transmission options are a 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic.
Fuel economy is pretty good for a high performance engine as the 2012 Volvo
C30 nets 21 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highway. The vehicle featured
in this car review video has the $1295 Polestar Performance Package
equipped. This package is essential an engine tuner software that adds 23
HP and 37 lb-ft. of torque without sacrificing fuel economy. Also the
Polestar Package will not void the factory warranty.
From a styling stand-point the 2012 Volvo C30 really stands apart from the
crowd. This coupe appeals to a broad range of car buyers: men and women
both young and old. When you opt for the 6-speed manual transmission the
fun factor really goes through the roof. On the inside the interior has a
very simple Scandinavian look and feel to it. You can even opt for a 650
watt premium sound system. The Volvo C30 is packed with tons of safety
features like Dynamic Stability Control, Traction Control, and a Whiplash
Protection System. In fact the 2012 Volvo C30 was named a Top Safety Pick
for 2012 by the IIHS.
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Volvo C30 T5 Milltek exhaust from Shark Performance
Here is a short video of the new Volvo C30 T5 turbo-back Exhaust by Milltek Sport now available from
Shark Performance and Shark Performance dealers worldwide.
The system featured here is the non-resonated turbo-back with catalyst bypass pipe fitted for
This Exhaust is now available to order
and is in stock for immediate delivery. The system is available with an
optional resonator for those who would like a quieter sound and also with a
200CPI sports catalyst for road use.
Shark Performance are Volvo specialist tuners and have a wide range of
Volvo upgrade parts available, including ECU remaps, Exhaust systems and suspension upgrades.
2013 Audi S4 AWD vs 2013 Volvo S60 T6 AWD R-Design! - Head 2 Head Ep. 34
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend's Jonny Lieberman pits the 2013
Volvo S60 T6 AWD R-Design against returning contender, the 2013 Audi S4.
Before hitting the road, the engine placements of both competing sedans are
compared against segment contemporaries such the Cadillac ATS & BMW's 335i.
Why? Because while both competitors are AWD, they start life as FWD. As a
result, both vehicles have unusual engine placements. A mix of limit
testing & canyon carving follows as Jonny provides insight on both cars,
examining everything from driving impressions to interior ergonomics. Does
Volvo's beefed up S60 have what it takes to dethrone Audi's "sleeper
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2013 Volvo C30
Volvo translates from Latin to mean it goes. That is a good definition of
what the C30 R Design model does. Bumper2Bumpertv takes a look at another
performance vehicle from the company known for safety.
Our Test Drive of the New Mercedes-Benz C-Class W205 (German)
A first test drive with the Mercedes C 250 (W205) in Marseille, France.
With special guest appearances:
Prof. Gorden Wagener (Vice President Design, Daimler AG)
MC Winkel (whudat.de)
Axel Griesinger (bigblogg.de)
Fabian Mechtel (autorevue.at)
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2012 Mercedes-Benz C350 New Technology Demo & Drive
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) Once upon a time driving a car was a simple
matter of starting the engine and stepping on the gas, but those days are
long gone. Today's new cars have more computing power than what it took to
send man to the moon. And one of the most technology ladened cars is the
2012 Mercedes-Benz C350 which comes with Attention Assist, Blind spot
Assist and Lane Keep Assist. All of these technologies work together to
keep you safer on the road but that also automate driving and take away
some of our car control. Check out this demo as we preview optional new car
technologies today that might be mandatory tomorrow.
2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe
The perfect shape: the C-Class Coupe
In a class of its own: expressive, dramatic coupe design
Drive and vigor: two powerful direct-injection engines to choose from
Helping hand: numerous assistance systems available
Connected: new generation of telematics
The new MY2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe will debut at the Geneva Motor
Show on March 1 and make its way to U.S. showrooms in September. The 302-hp
C350 and 201-hp C250 include the progressive technology featured on the
upcoming MY2012 C-Class sedan, but packaged in a coupe design that combines
pure driving fun with exemplary efficiency.
"By extending the C-Class portfolio, we are consciously targeting new
customers," says Dr. Joachim Schmidt, Head of Sales and Marketing at
Mercedes-Benz Cars. "The new model is youthful, stylish and expressive.
What we are offering is an exceptionally sporty way to enter the world of
the Mercedes-Benz coupe."
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