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Volvo S60: The Volvo Dynamicist comes to Geneva 2010

Sebastian Viehmann
Volvo S60 at the Geneva Motor Show 2010
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Modern times also at Volvo . Angular box design is long gone, following the trend of the times, the new Volvo S60 does not rely on a classic sedan shape, but rather emulates the beauty ideal of a coupé with an elegant roof curve. The completely redesigned Volvo S60 on the G enfer Autosalon 2010 .

Volvo S60: wedge shape with coupé look

All lines follow the wedge shape , The C-pillar extends to the rear lights, the filigree arched roof meets broad shoulders. Short overhangs and a shaped bonnet round off the sporty appearance of the new Volvo S60. The new Volvo should move the heart of the customer base and above all the customer base themselves - and this very dynamically.

Eight engines are available in the S60 - prices start at 27,000 euros

In addition, Volvo has eight engines in the new S60. At the market launch in September there will be a choice of five petrol and two diesel. A fuel-efficient drive version with a 1.6-liter diesel engine is to follow later.

The Swedes are using a new nomenclature for the first time. The petrol engines still have a T in their name, while the diesel engines have a D on the trunk lid. Instead of the number of cylinders or the displacement, the focus is now on the power of the engines: the higher the number behind the respective letter, the more powerful the engine.

The three-liter turbo gasoline engine promises the most dynamics S60 T6 AWD Geartronic, which brings it to 304 PS and 440 Nm torque (44,900 euros). The all-wheel drive S60 T6 should accelerate from zero to 100 km /h in 6.5 seconds and reach a top speed of a governed 250 km /h. In terms of consumption, the Swedes want to have achieved a reduction of a good ten percent despite the six-speed automatic.

The 2.0T turbo direct injection four-cylinder in the S60 generates 203 hp and up to 320 Nm, which accelerates the new Volvo S60 to 100 km /h in 7.7 seconds and up to 235 km /h should do it quickly. TheAccording to Volvo figures, average consumption is 7.9 liters. The S60 2.0T is in the price list for 31,750 euros.

The two-liter turbo gasoline engine in the Volvo S60 T5 develops 240 hp and 320 Nm. At least 33,950 euros are due for him. The 1.6 liter gasoline engine is available in two output levels. The entry-level version S60 T3 has 150 hp /240 Nm and costs from 27,000 euros. The 180 PS /240 Nm S60 T4 changes hands for 29,900 euros.

On the diesel side, the S60 D5 has a 2.4-liter five-cylinder biturbo with 205 PS and 420 Nm (from 33,950 euros ) and a two-liter five-cylinder with 163 hp and 400 Nm (31,650 euros). The top diesel is good for 235 km /h, a sprint time of 7.8 seconds and a consumption of 5.9 liters. The data for the small diesel are: 220 km /h, 9.2 seconds and 5.2 liters.

Later the 115 PS /270 Nm strong Volvo S60 1.6 D Drive will round off the offer . This is supposed to consume an average of 4.3 liters (115 g /km CO2).

The Volvo S60 avoids pedestrian collisions

On the other hand, things went up in the security equipment. Also on board are an electronic stability program, cornering traction control and pedestrian detection with automatic emergency braking. The aim is to completely avoid collisions at speeds of up to 35 km /h and significantly reduce the consequences at higher speeds.

The interior of the new Volvo S60 sets premium signals, but remains clear and functional. The cockpit is driver-oriented. The legroom on the back seat of the five-seater has increased. Functionality is promised by the foldable rear seat, high flow of information by the new multimedia system with its fixed screen in the center console.

The Volvo S60 is rolling to dealers in early summer


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