Volvo V60 Sports Wagon (2011)
Saturday, November 27th 2010
Volvo has released the V60 Sports Wagon, of which no less than 90% of the annual V60 production of 50,000 cars will find European buyers. With a title “The Most Dynamic Volvo Model Ever”, the new V60 comes with new direct-injected two-liter engine, two new 1.6-litre GTDi engines, and two five-cylinder turbodiesels.
The new four-cylinder 2.0T GTDi (Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection) engine has a displacement of two liters 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.
In addition there is a new 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.
The engine range also includes two five-cylinder turbodiesels. The 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.
In addition there is the newly developed two-liter D3 producing 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).
The new V60 will be delivered to customers in autumn 2010. The five largest markets are Sweden, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Italy and Germany.