...That's German-car territory.Volvo didn't stop with the engine. The company spent time and treasure developing an electronic suspension system that couples to an all-wheel-drive layout - in Volvo speak, Four-C: Continuously Controlled Chassis Concept. A computer-controlled hydraulic-electronic dampening system allows the driver to select the level of suspension compliance. Three settings - Comfort, Sport, and Advanced - are accessible through a dash-mounted switch. Comfort works well for highway cruising, Sport for most driving situations (allowing for minimum body roll), and Advanced for...
...The T5's 2.4 liter now makes 257 horsepower. Other T5 improvements include disc brakes, new seat fabric, speed-sensitive steering and a sport suspension.The 2.4 liter engines may be paired with either the five-speed automatic or a manual transmission. The manual is a five-speed unit on the base and a six-speed on the T5. The 2.4 liter engines have fuel economy estimates of 22/29 mpg with the manual and 21/29 mpg with the automatic. The 2.5 T models are automatic only, and EPA estimates are 18/24 mpg.According to consumers, the S60 top features are interior and exterior design, a comprehensive...
...The headlamp washers have been redesigned, and the interior air quality sensor is now a stand-alone option. The 2.5T gets new wheels and available rear park assist. A wood steering wheel is also available. The Four-C chassis from the S60R is now optional on all S60s. The T5 gets a bump in horsepower, up to 257, as well as larger disc brakes and new seat fabric. The T5 also receives speed-sensitive steering and a sport suspension as standard. Black mesh inlays replace the aluminum pieces in the Premium Package, except with the graphite interior color. Pros: Superb front-seat comfort, wide...
...The T5's 257-hp, turbocharged 2.4-liter drives a six-speed-manual or optional Geartronic five-speed-automatic transmission. Buyers can choose a five-speed manual or five-speed automatic with the 168-hp engine, while the 208-hp inline-five-cylinder comes only with a five-speed automatic. Safety Volvo's safety package for the S60 includes standard side-impact airbags and whiplash protection for front occupants, side curtain-type airbags that protect front and rear occupants, and antilock brakes. Dynamic Stability and Traction Control is standard on the T5 and R models and optional on other S60...
Following initial reports a week ago, Volvo has now formally announced its participation in the exciting touring car series that is V8 Supercars. Raced primarily in Australia... June 17, 2013 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Sure, hybrids don't have the greatest reputation for driving appeal. But would you feel better about saving gasoline if you knew that the hybrid system in your car used... May 17, 2013 by John Voelcker
Volvo has been teasing the world with its various Polestar concepts for some time now. We finally got word that the S60 Polestar was ready for production, and the limited... May 3, 2013 by Jeff Glucker
After previewing it as a concept last year, Volvo’s S60 Polestar sports sedan has been confirmed for production, with the initial run of cars to be sold exclusively on... April 17, 2013 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Volvo motorsport partner Polestar has recently dabbled in the world of tuning road cars, originally starting with a C30 concept back in 2010 and then unleashing the... April 10, 2013 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran