...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...
Swedish motorsport and engineering firm Polestar is slowly establishing itself as the official performance arm of Volvo, starting off with running the automaker’s... read more November 26, 2013 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Volvo has started production of a new long-wheelbase S60, aptly named the S60L, but unfortunately the car will be limited to the Chinese market, as is the case for many of... read more November 6, 2013 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Zooming upward on a ribbon of road, along a cliff wall, between tight hairpin curves and breathtaking views in the mountains of Southern France, I goose the accelerator from... read more September 17, 2013 by Bengt Halvorson
While Volvo's range of vehicles does get a range of minor dress-up updates for 2014, the bulk of the range remains essentially the same as last year. Accordingly, the pricing... read more August 1, 2013 by Nelson Ireson
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... read more June 17, 2013 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran