Volvo revealed today the estate version of the 2011 S60 Sedan, dubbed V60. "As sporty as the all-new S60", says Volvo regarding the new wagon, attempting to call it a coupe instead of an estate.
From the design viewpoint the focus was on making the car as close to a coupe as possible, while retaining that handy extra space at the rear. The new Volvo V60 will be available with a choice of chassis: the European market will receive the newly developed dynamic chassis as standard while the other markets will receive it as an option.
The difference between the two chassis is to be found in the dampers and the front and rear subframes. Here the touring variant has a somewhat softer setting to give a smooth ride on poorer road surfaces. The dynamic new chassis is backed up by a range of electronic systems that sharpen the sporty driving experience still further.
This means, that the new V60 will be the first sports wagon fitted with Advanced Stability Control. Under the hood we will find a powerful 3.0 liter T6 petrol engine capable to deliver an impressive 304 bhp and 440 Nm of toque capable to push the car from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.6 seconds and to provide a top speed of 250 km/h (electronically limited).
According to Volvo, the T6 petrol engine which is mated to Volvo's second-generation six-speed automatic Geartronic transmission, will deliver a fuel consumption by about 10 percent to 10.2 l/100 km (EU Combined). Another engine available for the Volvo V60 will be the new four-cylinder 2.0T GTDi (Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection), which has a displacement of two litres and produces a generous 203 bhp, with 300 Nm of torque available from 1750 rpm.
Acceleration from 0-100 km/h takes 7.9 seconds with a manual gearbox and 8.4 seconds with automatic transmission. Top speed is limited to 230 km/h with the manual gearbox and 230 km/h with the automatic. Later, in the first year of production, Volvo will offer a new 2.0 GTDi variant producing 240 bhp and 320 Nm of torque.
For a cheaper V60, Volvo will also offer the 1.6-litre GTDi engine which is available in two versions: 1.6 GTDi (T3) with 150 horsepower and T4 with 180 horsepower. The 180 bhp engine offers maximum torque of 240 Nm from just 1500 rpm all the way up to 5000 rpm. During short-term overboost, it provides an impressive 270 Nm of torque. This gives excellent lugging ability throughout the speed range.
The torque curve is relatively gentle, resulting in a particularly comfortable driving experience. The 150 horsepower engine offers 240 Nm of torque. Also, the new car offers two five-cylinder turbodiesels.
A D5 high-performance engine with twin turbos produces 205 horsepower and 420 Nm of torque. Acceleration from 0-100 km/h takes 7.9 seconds (manual and automatic). Top speed is 230 km/h (limited) with the manual gearbox and 230 km/h with the automatic. A modest D3 is also available delivering 163 bhp and 400 Nm of torque. Acceleration from 0-100 km/h takes 9.4 seconds (manual and automatic). Top speed is 220 km/h (manual) and 215 km/h (automatic).