Volvo and Polestar have some fantastic news! Nicely, really semi-excellent. But we’ll get to that in a second…
Very first off, the Polestar S60 and V60 models have had their life and production numbers extended, however, at a price, in some sense.
So right here’s what’s occurred. In the original Polestar S60 and V60 duo, the heart was a turbocharged 3.0L inline-six from Ford, massaged to create 350hp. Now, that engine’s been replaced, serving up far more energy, but with less cylinders and larger turbos. That’s the drawback I speak of simply because, effectively, I don’t really like four-cylinder engines and the inline-six was a peach.
There’s also a loss of torque, because, there’s just no replacement for displacement. Horsepower has now been boosted to 367hp nonetheless, thanks to a new twin-charged (supercharged and turbocharged in Volvo-speak) 2.0L Drive-E four-banger. It’s also been mated to an all-new eight-speed Geartronic automatic, tuned specificlaly by Polestar themselves.
The BorgWarner-sourced all-wheel drive method remains.
Despite the hike in horsepower, the deficit in torque takes its toll as the -62 time also drops to four.7 seconds, from four.five for the six-cylinder model. Also, Volvo and Polestar had to enact some much more weight reduction to compensate.
So yes, this is type of a step backwards for the S60 and V60 Polestar. But based on how you appear at it, this is good due to the fact Volvo is generating more of them. It’s undesirable for the second industry as the six-cylinder ones are probably to be the ones that are a lot more preferred, driving up their cost.
What ever, I’m blabbering. The globe requirements far more Polestar Volvos!
Not #AprilFools (seriously), Volvo / Volvo Automobile USA / Polestar are extending production of the #S60 and #V60, but with some massive alterations large enough to say, "at a expense."Read A lot more: http://www.egmcartech.com/2016/04/01/not-april-fools-volvo-reintroduces-new-s60-and-v60-polestar-with-4-bangers-w-video/#Volvo #Polestar #S60Polestar #V60Polestar #VolvoS60 #VolvoV60 #S60 #V60
Posted by eGMCarTech on Friday, April 1, 2016
– By: Chris Chin