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2013 Volvo S60 news, pictures, and information
Volvo Car Corporation reinforces efficiency leadership with new initiatives in model year 2013Volvo Car Corporation reinforces its European leadership in fuel efficiency improvement by new CO2 initiatives. From model year 2013 the majority of all diesel-powered versions of the Volvo S60, V60, V70 and S80 will have CO2 emissions below 120 g/km. All of the larger cars in Volvo's model range can also be equipped wîth the new systems Road Sign Information, Active High Beam and Tunnel Detection.
'The conventional diesel and petrol power trains continue to play a major role on the environmental agenda. We continuously improve their efficiency. In the last two years Volvo has brought CO2 emissions from our diesel and petrol model ranges down by 13 percent and in model year 2013 we introduce several new improvements,' says Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President Research and Development of Volvo Car Corporation.
New diesel wîth 136 hpVolvo Car Corporation extends the diesel offer wîth a new entry-level 5-cylinder, 2.0-litre turbo diesel in the Volvo S60, V60, XC60, V70 and S80 models.
The engine, which has an output of 136 hp and maximum torque at 350 Nm, will be badged D3. The engine is available both wîth a manual and an automatic gearbox. All variants except the XC60 D3 wîth automatic gearbox have start/stop.
The new diesel engine offer also includes the D2 wîth 115 hp, the D4 wîth 163 hp and the D5 wîth 215 hp.
'From now on the DRIVe symbol will not be used for denominating specific car models since we extend Drive-E to embrace all Volvo Car Corporation's sustainability efforts, from production to recycling,' explains Peter Mertens.
consumption and CO2 levels as the manual versions in the Volvo S60, V60, V70 and S80.
'For the first time ever we have managed to bring the fuel consumption in variants wîth automatic gearbox down to the same level as in the manual versions. Another impressive achievement by our powertrain experts,' says Peter Mertens.
New driver support systems
The Volvo S60, V60, XC60, V70, XC70 and S80 can also be equipped wîth the new systems Road Sign Information, Active High beam and Tunnel Detection.
Road Sign Information supports the driver by displaying road signs in the instrument cluster.
The new Active High Beam technology offers automatic switching between high and low beam at the right moment.
Tunnel Detection automatically turns on the headlight when the car enters a tunnel.
All models wîth automatic gearbox come wîth the new illuminated gearshift knob, first introduced in the all-new Volvo V40. The gearshift knob is transparent and LED-illuminated from inside. The pattern is reflected to create an exclusive 3D illusion.
Other model year 2013 news
A new 5-spoke forged, 18-inch aluminium wheel is available for the Volvo S60, V60, V70 and S80.
The 11-spoke, 17-inch Saga wheel for the Volvo V70 and S80 is updated wîth black contrast paint on the diamond-cut parts.
The Volvo V70 gets an updated grille wîth glossy black details.
The brushed aluminium décor for the Volvo XC60 will also be available in the S60 and V60.
The model year 2013 versions of the Volvo S60, V60, XC60, V70, XC70 and S80 will be available before the summer 2012.Source - Volvo
Volvo S60 Car of the Year in the Middle EastIn early November, the Volvo S60 was crowned Car of the Year in the Middle East at MEMA 2011, the Middle East Motor Awards. The jury praised the Volvo S60 as a well-balanced and stylish luxury sedan featuring a powerful turbocharged six-cylinder engine and leading-edge safety technology.
MEMA, which was held for the second consecutive year, is regarded as the largest, most prestigious and only independent award for the automotive in the region. It is organised by Expo Centre Sharjah in the Únited Arab Republic. The jury is made up of leading motoring journalists and professional racing drivers from ten countries, including Lebanon, Oman, Jordan, Egypt and Syria.
'It is very rewarding to receive the Car of the year in the Middle East. It once again confirms the success of the Volvo S60. It is a car that well matches the customers' demands in these markets which is key to our forward success in the region', says Wim Maes, President Volvo Cars Overseas Corporation.
The nomination and assessment process takes more than eight months during which all 19 jury members fill in individual result cards for the nominated cars. Among the parameters taken into account are design, safety features and value for money.
The jury also noted that the 2011 Volvo S60 was the first car launched in the Middle East wîth Volvo Pedestrian Detection - a safety system that actively searches for and spots pedestrians in the roadway and automatically applies the brakes to protect them.Source - Volvo
Volvo S60 - model year 2012The all-new Volvo S60, launched at Geneva Motor Show in March 2010 has been sculpted to move you - both physically and emotionally. It has an extrovert attitude never before seen in Volvo showrooms. It is also without a doubt the most dynamic Volvo model so far.
Coupe wîth four doorsThe all-new S60 is sportier and more dynamic than any previous Volvo. But it is still an unmistakeable representative of Scandinavian design at its best. Virtually all the lines were penned to carve out the 'coupe wîth four doors' profile. The C-pillar stretches sensually all the way to the tail lamps - and the slim coupe-like roof line is accompanied by a new contour on the shoulders on either side of the lower body, creating a gentle yet powerful double wave from the headlamps at the front to the tail lamps at the rear.
R-Design wîth extra spice
The all-new Volvo S60 R-Design comes wîth a range of specially developed design details both outside and in.
On the inside, the driver and front passenger sit in sports seats in which the backrest from the S60 and V60 is matched by an all-new seat cushion wîth even closer side support than before.
Volvo Cars' chassis experts have taken the next step on the road to a more and more exciting driving experience. In the R-Design chassis they have sharpened the §teering, the agility and the solid overall impression still further compared wîth the dynamic chassis in the all-new S60.
Exterior styling kit
An exterior styling kit gives the customer an opportunity to further enhance the already sporty appearance. The styling kit comes as an accessory. It includes front and rear skid plates, a front deco frame, side scuff plates, exhaust tailpipe finishers and 18-inch alloy wheels.
The following exterior colours are available:
Black Stone 019
Passion Red 612
Ice White 614
Cosmic White 481
Black Sapphire 452
Savile Grey 492
Silver Metallic 426
Electric Silver 477
Caspian Blue 498
Electrum Gold 703
Vibrant Copper 704
Flamenco Red 702
Exclusive quality inside
Volvo's designers obtained their inspiration from the racing track as they pursued the uncompromising sportiness inside the all-new S60. The graphic character of the racing track is clearly apparent in the instrument panel and in the doors. Every detail looks like it's in motion. The instruments and centre stack are angled towards the driver to create a sensation of focus and control. The new dynamic three-spoke §teering wheel and new sports seats wîth extra side supports are standard.. The interior is lavish in terms of its driver-oriented details, but it is still a five-seater offering comfortable space for all its occupants. Beige and black are the main colours of the upholstery range, which is spiced up wîth the new highlight shade Beechwood Brown. The d cor inlays are available in Charcoal, Shimmer Graphite aluminium or Úrbane Wood.
Volvo Sensus - refined infotainment
|Engine : 1.6 L., 4-cylinder|
Power: 150 hp
Torque: 240 ft-lbs
Engine : 1.6 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 180 hp
Torque: 240 ft-lbs
If the customer chooses a multimedia audio system, Volvo Sensus comes upgraded wîth the larger seven-inch screen that also displays information and images from the navigation system, phone, reversing camera, panorama camera, DVD player, digital TV and so on.
The Bluetooth connection has been upgraded to allow not only hands-free phone conversations but also music streaming from a preferred Bluetooth enabled portable music player. Volvo is actually the only brand to offer Bluetooth music streaming throughout the entire vehicle range.
Keep in touch via mobile application
New is also a mobile application that makes sure that the driver can stay in touch wîth the parked car via an iPhone or Android smart phone. The mobile application is an extension of Volvo On Call, which is presently available in 12 European countries plus Russia and Brazil.
Now, the system has been reinvented. Owners of all new Volvos from Model Year 2012 wîth Volvo On Call can download the new application that opens up a range of connectivity possibilities. The mobile app is free and downloaded via the iPhone and Android application stores. The app is designed to offer the owner an intuitive, easy-to-use relationship wîth the car from a distance.
Enhanced audio system
The audio experience in the all-new S60 has been enhanced compared wîth previous models. The most advanced system, Premium Sound, has a class-D digital 5x130W amplifier wîth circuits from Sweden's Anaview, Dolby Digital in combination wîth Dolby Pro Logic II Surround, the award-winning MultEQ from Audyssey Laboratories and 12 loudspeakers. In addition to the top-of-the line Premium Sound, the all-new S60 is available wîth a choice of three other audio systems.
The most dynamic Volvo ever
The all-new S60 is without a doubt the most dynamic car model Volvo has ever presented. The sedan can be specified wîth a choice of two chassis. On the European market the dynamic chassis is standard, while some other markets will have the touring chassis as standard wîth the dynamic variant available as an option.
The difference between the two chassis alternatives is to be found in the dampers and the front and rear sub frames. Here the touring variant has a somewhat softer setting to give a smoother ride on poorer road surfaces.
Every detail refined
During the development process, the chassis team carved out a holistic solution featuring changes and refinements for virtually every single detail that influences a car's driving properties. This includes improved §teering, stiffer springs and bushes as well as more damping than in any previous Volvo.
FOÚR-C available on all variants
All variants of the new S60 can be specified wîth the advanced, self-adjusting FOÚR-C active chassis. The FOÚR-C active chassis has been modified and refined to suit the dynamic character of the sports sedan. (concept carz)
Modified All Wheel Drive system
The software in the AWD (All Wheel Drive) system has been modified to allow the four-wheel drive variants (four-wheel drive is standard in the T6 and optional wîth the D5) of the all-new Volvo S60 to exploit the sporty new chassis to the limit.
First sedan wîth Advanced Stability Control
The S60 is the first sedan model on the market wîth Advanced Stability Control. With a new roll angle sensor, it is possible to identify any skidding tendency at a very early stage. Advanced Stability Control is a great asset in dynamic driving involving considerable lateral forces, thus improving handling and rapid avoidance manoeuvres.
Corner Traction Control for tighter cornering
Corner Traction Control is a new feature that uses torque vectoring for smoother cornering. When cornering, the car's inner driven wheel is braked at the same time as more power is transmitted to the outer driven wheel. This allows cornering more tightly while reducing any tendency to understeer.
The firm action to cut CO2-emissions has resulted in lowered fuel consumption throughout the engine programme.
More powerful T6 version
The T6 petrol engine has a displacement of 3.0 litres and has been improved still further, primarily thanks to lower internal friction. It now pumps out 304 hp and no less than 440 Nm of torque. At the same time, Volvo Cars' engine specialists have succeeded in cutting fuel consumption by about 10 percent to 9.9 l/100 km (EÚ Combined). The engine's power is delivered to the wheels via Volvo's second-generation six-speed automatic Geartronic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
New direct-injected engines
The all-new S60 is also available as a 2.0 GTDi (GTDi as in Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection) variant (T5) producing 240 hp and torque of 320 Nm. Furthermore, there is a 1.6-litre GTDi engine available in two versions: 180 hp (T4) and 150 hp (T3) wîth torque of 240 Nm.
The T5 and T4 are available in combination wîth Volvo's automatic six-speed Power shift transmission or a six-speed manual gearbox. The T3 comes wîth a manual gearbox.
Úpgraded D5 wîth 215 hp
In Model year 2012 the S60 gets the sharpened versions of the five-cylinder D5 and D3 turbodiesels.
In the D5 engine Volvo Cars' engine experts have boosting performance and torque from 205 hp/420 Nm to 215 hp and 440 Nm while at the same time reducing fuel consumption by eight percent. The quest for better driveability combined wîth lower fuel consumption and less environmental impact has led to increased focus on internal friction inside the engine.
D3 wîth better drivability
The D3 remains at 163 hp and 400 Nm. However, the two-litre diesel engine's driveability is now far improved thanks to fine-tuning of the turbocharger. This is an excellent example of the fact that efficiency enhancement in modern combustion engines is now taking place at microscopic levels.
The improved driving properties of the turbodiesels are accompanied by lower fuel consumption figures for both engines.
Fuel consumption (EÚ Combined) of a Volvo S60 D5 is now just 4,7 l/100 km (124 g/km) wîth the manual gearbox and 5,9 l/100 km (154 g/km) wîth the automatic. The corresponding figures for the D3 engine wîth manual gearbox are 4,9 l/100 km (129 g/km).
Automatic or manual gearbox
Both turbo diesels are available wîth six-speed automatic transmissions or a six-speed manual gearbox. The D5 can also be specified wîth all-wheel drive.
DRIVe diesel at 114 g/km
The DRIVe version of the all-new S60 features a 1.6-litre diesel engine. Fuel consumption is 4,3 l/100 km (EÚ Combined), corresponding to CO2 emissions at 114 g/km. The engine produces 115 hp and 270 Nm of torque, and will only be available wîth a six-speed manual gearbox.
Safety and Support
Pedestrian Detection wîth full auto brake
Pedestrian Detection wîth full auto brake is a groundbreaking technological solution. It can detect pedestrians who walk into the road in front of the car, warn the driver - and automatically apply full braking power if the driver does not respond in time.
In an emergency situation the driver first receives an audible warning combined wîth a flashing light in the windscreen's head-up display. At the same time, the car's brakes are pre-charged. If the driver does not react to the warning and an accident is imminent, full braking power is automatically applied. Pedestrian Detection wîth Full Auto Brake can avoid a collision wîth a pedestrian at speeds of up to 35 km/h if the driver does not react in time.
Collision Warning wîth Full Auto Brake
Rear impacts represent a third of all reported accidents - and in more than 50 percent of these accidents, the driver doesn't brake at all. Collision Warning wîth Full Auto Brake is a refined warning system that initially warns the driver and pre-charges the brakes. The brakes are automatically activated if the driver doesn't act when a rear-end collision wîth a moving or stationary vehicle is imminent.
City Safety standard
The all-new Volvo S60 also features City Safety as standard.
With City Safety, the car automatically brakes if the driver fails to react in time when the vehicle in front slows down or stops - or if he or she is driving too fast towards a stationary object. The system can lessen or even entirely avoid low-speed rear-end impacts at speeds up to 30 kilometres per hour.
Driver Alert Control
Driver Alert Control is a unique technology to detect and alert tired and distracted drivers. Blind Spot Information System helps detect vehicles in the offset rear blind spot on both sides of the car. Lane Departure Warning alerts the driver if the car runs across the lane markers without the turn indicator being used.
Adaptive Cruise Control also in slow queues
In the field of comfort, there are features such as the optional Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), which automatically maintains a set gap to the vehicle in front. What is new is that the Adaptive Cruise Control operates at speeds below 30 km/h, all the way down to standstill (cars wîth automatic gearbox).
New camera sees around corners
The S60 can naturally be equipped wîth parking sensors front and rear and a Park Assist camera at the rear. A camera in the front grille wîth a 180 field of vision is available as an option. This camera 'can see' around the corner and helps the driver negotiate blind exits and park wîth greater safety.Source - Volvo
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