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MSRP: $34,100-60,000

2018 Volvo S60

New 367 horsepower Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar now available

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, and Polestar, the performance brand owned by Volvo Cars, have announced the launch of the quickest cars they have ever made – the new 367hp Polestar S60 sedan and V60 estate.

Both cars make the zero to 100kmh sprint in 4.7 seconds and are limited to a top speed of 250kmh, powered by a specially-enhanced version of Volvo's award-winning four cylinder Drive-E powertrain.

Polestar has taken an original V60 and S60 and added a bigger turbo, a supercharger, new conrods, new camshafts, a larger air intake and a higher capacity fuel pump to augment the engine, and matched it wîth a BorgWarner four-wheel drive system and the new Polestar-optimised eight-speed Geartronic automatic gearbox.

On top of this new performance-optimised equipment, Polestar has radically reduced the car's weight. The Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar are 24 kilos lighter over the front axle and 20 kilos lighter in total compared to the previous model years.

'These cars are properly quick,' said Niels Möller, Chief Operating Officer, Polestar. 'But they are more than that. They combine Polestar's 20 years racing pedigree wîth Volvo's inherent pragmatism and engineering heritage. These are very quick cars that you can use every day of the year.'

Vital Stats
Engine : 1.5 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 122 hp
Torque: 162 ft-lbs

Engine : 2.0 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 152 hp
Torque: 184 ft-lbs

Engine : 2.0 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 190 hp
Torque: 221 ft-lbs

Engine : 2.0 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 245 hp
Torque: 258 ft-lbs

Engine : 2.0 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 306 hp
Torque: 295 ft-lbs

Engine : 2.0 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 367 hp
Torque: 347 ft-lbs

6-speed Automatic, 6-speed Manual
These two new models also mark the globalisation of the Polestar brand.

The first road legal Polestar cars were launched in 2014 to limited markets. Today, Polestar is delighted to announce that it is expanding the number of markets where a Polestar will be sold from 13 to 47 and doubling production volume from 750 cars a year up to 1500.

Both cars trace their heritage to the new Volvo S60 Polestar TC1, the all-new FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) race car from Polestar Cyan Racing. The new road cars use the same base chassis, engine and philosophy of the team behind the development.

'While used in vastly different ways, these cars share more than just technology. The core philosophy is the same, developed by people wîth the same passion. It is about creating performance that can be used in all situations, no matter if it's about winning a championship or being able to enjoy a safe, functional and fun-to-drive car all year,' said Thed Björk, Polestar Cyan Racing race and development driver.

The race and road car feature a further developed four-cylinder Drive-E engine, wîth the two-litre, twin charged engine of the Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar producing 367 horsepower and 470 Nm. The changes compared to the standard T6 engine include a bigger turbo, new conrods, new camshafts, a larger air intake and a higher capacity fuel pump.

Despite the increased performance, fuel consumption and emissions are at a class-leading level of 7.8 l/100 km and 179 CO2 g/km, further proving the efficiency of Volvo's Drive-E powertrain.

Part of the improved performance and especially handling compared to the previous model years is an optimised weight distribution

'All changes made to the car are about improving drivability and efficiency. The base of the new engine carries motorsport technology wîth solutions like the combination of turbo and supercharger, lightweight materials and more. This works hand-in-hand wîth our core philosophy and has enabled us to evolve the Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar,' said Henrik Fries, Vice President R&D, Polestar.

Other new features on the cars include a new 20' lightweight rim, Polestar calibrated electro-assisted power §teering and a new slotted brake disc of 371 millimetres.

Source - Volvo

Volvo Cars' S60 and V60 Edition add design to driving pleasure

Volvo Cars is set to begin production of special editions of the S60, Volvo's premium mid-size four-door sedan and its expressive sibling, the five-door V60 estate. The cars will come wîth a range of attractive exterior and interior updates that add an additional splash of dynamism.

The S60 and V60 cars from Volvo deliver a distinct mix of everyday driving pleasure wîth the comfort, convenience and safety that only Volvo can deliver.

'The S60 and V60 are drivers' cars. Our focus wîth the Model Year 2017 Edition is to take this winning concept even further wîth a combination of fresh design features,' said Björn Annwall, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Customer Service at Volvo Car Group.

Inside the cabin the S60 and V60 Edition models come wîth sport leather seats in off-black or soft beige, complemented by a black headliner. The §teering wheel, which can now be ordered wîth built-in heating, has also been treated to a contrasting thread and groove, adding looks and luxury to the feel. Contrasting stitching has also been added on the gearshift gaiter. Two interior trims will be offered – Milled Aluminium, as standard and Piano Black as an option.

On the exterior several new exterior colours will be available including the expressive Mussel Blue and Luminous Sand options recently seen on the new S90, V90 and XC90 models. The S60 and V60 Edition will offer a choice of two new wheels, the diamond cut 17' Rodinia, the 18' Tucan, adding a dynamic look and feel.

In keeping wîth the glossy black of the new wheels, the Edition models also come wîth a range of high gloss black features, front and rear bumper inserts, and the grille, which is enhanced by horizontal chrome bars. The Edition models also come wîth integrated tailpipes, retractable door mirrors and park assist (rear) as standard.

Source - Volvo
The S60 is Volvo's elegant and dynamic 4-door premium mid-size sports sedan. (concept carz) The current, second generation of the S60 was launched in 2010 and underwent a major renewal in 2013. The S60 has been one of Volvo's best-selling models in many markets ever since its inception. Like its V60 sibling, it is also available as a powerful Polestar version.

As wîth all Volvos the powertrain offer is based on the Drive-E 2.0 litre turbo- and super-charged engines designed and built at Volvo's engine factory in Skövde.

The Drive-E range of low emission, high performance petrol and diesel engines offers a perfect blend of driver enjoyment and fuel economy, whilst retaining a responsive feel for city driving.


The S60 offers a full range of connectivity options that include Volvo On Call, a phone-based app that allows you to control certain features in your car, such as pre-heating, locking and unlocking, navigation and vehicle location services. Volvo On Call now works wîth wearables such as Apple Watch and Android Wear and also has Windows 10 compatibility, meaning that Volvo On Call can now be operated from your PC as well as your smartphone.

Sensus delivers a range of native apps offering streaming music via TuneIn and Baidu and geo-location services such as Yelp and Wikilocations.
The Harman Kardon Premium Sound system is tuned to perfection in Volvo's advanced audio lab, enabling high quality music streaming.


The S60 comes wîth one of the most comprehensive standard safety offers available in the §egmènt, including City Safety, which delivers a range of collision avoidance and mitigation functionalities including pedestrian and cyclist detection. A range of optional safety and convenience systems are also available in the 60 Series cars.

Source - Volvo
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