Volvo’s last S60 was not quiet up to competing with the German makes, however the new small S60 has style, an innovative well-made interior, pioneering pedestrian-in-the-road sensing safety equipment and a new range of five-cylinder engines.
Volvo say this S60 is the sportiest car it has ever made.
Just two diesels and one petrol will initially be offered in the S60. The smallest, least powerful, is the 161bhp 2.0-litre that powers the D3. It sprints to 62mph in 9.2 seconds and tops out at 137mph. The D5 is more powerful with 202bhp. This helps the Volvo hit 62mph in 7.8 seconds with a 146mph top speed. The final option is the most powerful petrol T6. That car packs 300bhp and nails the 62mph benchmark in 6.5 seconds topping out a 155mph. Another powerful petrol 2.0-litre turbo joins later on, with an efficient 1.6 litre diesel badge DRIVe to keep the environmentalists happy.
See the launch video on the New Volvo S60
Prices are great value at the moment as well with residuals expected to be strong.
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