Volvo considering a Polestar version of the V40

Article by Andrew Christian, on July 9, 2014

We already know that Ford is working hard on the next-generation Focus RS that will rival the Audi RS3 Sportback and the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG. Still, the mentioned vehicles will have a new rival as Volvo is considering a Polestar version of the V40. According to Auto Express, the V40 Polestar will use the new 2.0-liter four-cylinder supercharged and turbocharged Drive-E engine that will power the upcoming Volvo XC90 ‘Twin Engine’ T8 Hybrid.

On the SUV, the new petrol engine is combined with an electric motor that delivers 80 hp, while the total output of the hybrid system is around 400 hp.

The 2.0-liter petrol engine is expected to develop on the V40 Polestar around 315 hp, which means it will be able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in under 6.0 seconds and reach a top speed of 250 km/h or 155 mph.

In order to handle the power of the new engine, the Volvo V40 Polestar will arrive with new chassis upgrades but also with new Brembo brakes, a front strut brace, upgraded suspension and anti roll bars.

Although the Volvo V60 Polestar is offered with all-wheel drive, it is not clear yet if the V40 Polestar will accommodate an AWD system.

Volvo already offers an AWD version of the V40 called Cross Country. The V40 Cross Country uses a Haldex system just like the C30 polestar Concept, which was unveiled back in 2010.

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