Not April Fools: Volvo reintroduces new S60 and V60 Polestar with 4-bangers w/ video

2017 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar

Volvo and Polestar have some fantastic news! Nicely, really semi-excellent. But we&#8217ll get to that in a second&#8230

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&#8217s what&#8217s 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&#8217s been replaced, serving up far more energy, but with less cylinders and larger turbos. That&#8217s the drawback I speak of simply because, effectively, I don&#8217t really like four-cylinder engines and the inline-six was a peach.

There&#8217s also a loss of torque, because, there&#8217s 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&#8217s 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&#8217s 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&#8217m 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, &quotat a expense.&quotRead A lot more: #Polestar #S60Polestar #V60Polestar #VolvoS60 #VolvoV60 #S60 #V60

Posted by eGMCarTech on Friday, April 1, 2016

&#8211 By: Chris Chin


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