At launch, the new S60 will only be available with Volvo’s turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol ‘T5’ engine, producing 247bhp and 350Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox, offering a claimed 0–62mph time of 6.5 seconds. Like all new Volvos, the S60’s top speed will be electronically limited to 112mph from 2020.
The launch edition S60 will only be sold in Volvo’s sporty ‘R-Design’ trim. As such, standard equipment includes 19-inch alloy wheels, lowered suspension, a tweaked front splitter, a deep rear diffuser and large exhaust tips.
Inside, buyers a pair of heated sports seats, a head-up display, a 14-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, a leather steering wheel, black headlining, metal mesh trim and a nine-inch touchscreen infotainment system with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
As an option, buyers can spec a £1,400 exterior styling pack, which adds a more aggressive splitter, wider side skirts and a larger rear diffuser. Other optional extras include a premium Bowers and Wilkins surround sound system (for £1,675), a panoramic glass sunroof (priced at £1,200) and a sump-guard (costing £615).
Further powertrains and trim levels for the new S60 will be announced over the coming months. Planned range expansions include a selection of new petrol engines, an entry-level ‘Momentum’ model and a comfort-focussed ‘Inscription’ variant. The new S60 will be the first Volvo to not be offered with diesel power.
Volvo is also planning a tuned ‘Polestar Engineered’ model, with larger brakes, uprated suspension, lightweight alloy wheels and a redesigned exterior. It will be powered by the firm’s twin-charged 400bhp ‘T8’ hybrid powertrain, providing a 0–62mph sprint of 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 155mph.
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