The all-new 2011 Volvo S60 made its debut today at the New York Auto Show and will hit the dealerships later this fall. As you may know already, the new car introduces its unique safety technology called Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake. For those who don't know what this is, we will explain it: the new system newly developed radar unit integrated into the all-new S60's grille, a camera fitted in front of the inside rearview mirror and a central control unit.
This radar can detect any object in front of the car and can avoid a collision with a pedestrian at speeds up to 22 mph if the driver does not react in time. For example, if you have a speed of 31 mph and the speed is cut to 16 mph, the Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake is expected to reduce the fatality risk by as much as 20 percent and in some certain cases up to 85 percent.
The brand new car comes with a choice of 5 petrol engines (first batches will be available with two petrol engines) and 3 diesel unit: a 3.0l T6, which is capable of 304 bhp/440 Nm; and 2.0T, which offers 203 bhp/300 Nm; 2.0T, which offers 203 bhp/300 Nm; 2.4 D5, which can produce 205 bhp/420 Nm; 2.0 D3, which generates 163 bhp/400 Nm; 1.6 T4 (180 bhp/240 Nm) and 1.6 T3 (150 bhp/240 Nm).