This is the new Volvo design: Dynamic like never before and equipped with brand new safety extras. The New Volvo S60 is rolling out at the Geneva Motor Show 2010.
Broad shoulders, strong wedge shape and a coupé-like lines make the middle-class limousine probably the most dynamic Volvo ever. This is what equips it to fight against Germany’s top dogs Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class. The short overhangs and wide C-pillars give the Swedish car a very sporty feeling. The S60 is the world’s first car with a collision warning system including automatic emergency braking and pedestrian safety. It recognizes pedestrians suddenly running into the street, and thus avoids collisions up to a speed of 35 km / h.
Moreover, the new Volvo S60 is the first sedan in the market which drives up the so-called Advanced Stability Control. Thanks to a new tilt-sensor it is possible to detect any danger of erupting at a very early stage, and take action. We have a curve-Traction Control (Traction Control Corner) braking in curves, the inner drive wheel, while the circle-wheel receives more driving. Thus, faster cornering should be possible and the tendency to oversteer is reduced.
Not particularly fond of the cockpit, although it has that little something, i can’t put my finger on, that makes me wanna say i hate it but i also love it. With all this technology and materials available these days, it seems that they went out of their way to make the dashboard simple and ’80s looking.
Also in the Volvo engine draws on its resources: top engine is a turbocharged three-liter gasoline engine with 304 hp and 440 Nm of torque. It is combined with a six-speed automatic and all-wheel drive AWD. 6.5 seconds from rest to 100 stand for the T6 on the sheet, at 250 km / h, electronically limited top speed. Among these ranks, a new two-liter gasoline engine GTDI (stands for “Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection”) with four cylinders and 203 hp, which is to be stingy, despite the high power consumption. Makes possible the high performance, despite the smaller displacement, a new technology developed by Volvo Turbo in combination with direct injection and variable camshaft control Double-VVT (variable valve timing). The maximum torque of 320 Nm is available from 1750 rpm. Consumption? Less than eight liters, says Volvo. Later followed by a two-liter turbo (240 hp) and a 1.6-liter gasoline engine with 180 hp.
Being a diesel or a 2.4-liter five-cylinder bi-turbo with 205 hp and 420 Nm (235 km / h, 7.8 seconds to 100 km / h) and a two-liter five-cylinder will be with 163 hp and 400 Nm (220 km / h, 9.2 seconds to 100 km / h) in the price list are available. Volvo gives a consumption of 5.9 liters per 100 kilometers for the top diesel, the smaller diesels will be satisfied with 5.2 liters. Even more savings potential carries the 1.6-liter DRIVe with 115 hp, which consumes 4.3 liters. Inside, the S60 is Scandinavian-cool with a driver-oriented cockpit, including including installed Navi screen in the rear, passengers will have 30 mm more legroom. Also new is the infotainment system in which information, the navigation, phone and audio system are displayed on a color monitor. It is controlled by pressing buttons on the steering wheel.