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Every Detail Matters: The Second Generation Volvo

Volvo Cars presents the all-new second generation V60 and S60 in a new light, featuring bigger turbo, new conrods and camshafts, a larger air intake and a higher capacity fuel pump.

Jan 31, 2018 | By Andrea Sim

Volvo S60 Polestar

Premium automaker, Volvo Cars presents the all-new V60 and S60 in a new light with the launch of two all-new second generation models: 367hp Polestar S60 sedan and V60 estate, which the brand claimed to be the quickest cars ever made within the same range. Estate cars (also called station wagons) were not as popular as they used to be, but Volvo, as well as auto brands that are head-to-head with Volvo Cars are not going to ditch the format anytime soon and go all-in with SUVs despite their soaring popularity in recent times. Instead, Volvo Cars has made a quick turnaround through major advances in the areas of efficient power, connectivity and safety for their Sedan and Estate versions to elevate comfort and performance and bring in even more personal and unique profile to a whole new level.

Every Detail Matters: The Second Generation Volvo

Both Polestar versions Volvo S60 and V60 are enhanced with Volvo’s award-winning four-cylinder Drive-E powertrain, allowing the cars to make the zero to 100kmh sprint in 4.7 seconds and are limited to a top speed of 250kmh. In addition the cars’ performance are optimised to be made 24kg lighter over the front axle and 20kg lighter than its predecessors.

Volvo V60 Estate Polestar

The new second-generation V60 Estate takes a number of styling cues from the recently launched XC60, and when it eventually goes on sale it could garner as much likes as the BMW 3 Series Touring. Currently, the car has only been spotted wearing the usual camouflage test mules before it makes an official debut.

Both the new race and road car will feature “a further developed four-cylinder Drive-E engine, with 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,” according to Volvo Cars in the press release.

“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.”

For more information, please visit the official showroom of Volvo Cars here.


 
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