2011 Volvo S60 details released

2011 Volvo S60 details released

The 2011 Volvo S60 is ready for its debut at next month’s Geneva Motor Show, with the automaker’s newest midsize offering remaining largely true to the concept that was shown in Detroit last year.

In terms of styling the S60 certainly has a more athletic presence than the outgoing model. A wagon variant is expected to arrive in Europe later this year.

Compared to its predecessor, the S60 grows slightly in every direction and is around 45kg heavier than the outgoing model.

Power will be provided by a twin-scroll turbocharged 3.0-litre inline-six putting out 300 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque, with maximum torque available from just 1,500 rpm. Mated to a six-speed automatic and a Haldex all-wheel drive system, the S60 T6 AWD will get to 100 kph in 6.5 seconds. A cheaper front-wheel drive model is expected to debut alongside the wagon later this year.

European consumers will have their choice of a turbo’d and direct injected 2.0-liter four-pot, along with a diesel and a dual-clutch gearbox.

Three separate suspension systems will be available: Base, Dynamic and Four-C Adaptive. Dynamic will be optional and use stiffer springs and bushings, combined with retuned dampers and thicker piston rods, with the Four-C setup utilizing Volvo’s new adaptive damping system.

Naturally, safety technology is on display with the S60, Volvo has incorporated it’s newest system — Pedestrian Detection — which utilizes the City Safety crash avoidance system, a front-mounted radar unit and mirror cameras to detect pedestrians over 31 inches tall and apply the brakes if a collision is expected.

The 2011 Volvo S60 is ready for its debut at next month’s Geneva Motor Show, with the automaker’s newest midsize offering remaining largely true to the concept that was shown in Detroit last year.

In terms of styling the S60 certainly has a more athletic presence than the outgoing model. A wagon variant is expected to arrive in Europe later this year.

Compared to its predecessor, the S60 grows slightly in every direction and is around 45kg heavier than the outgoing model.

Power will be provided by a twin-scroll turbocharged 3.0-litre inline-six putting out 300 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque, with maximum torque available from just 1,500 rpm. Mated to a six-speed automatic and a Haldex all-wheel drive system, the S60 T6 AWD will get to 100 kph in 6.5 seconds. A cheaper front-wheel drive model is expected to debut alongside the wagon later this year.

European consumers will have their choice of a turbo’d and direct injected 2.0-liter four-pot, along with a diesel and a dual-clutch gearbox.

Three separate suspension systems will be available: Base, Dynamic and Four-C Adaptive. Dynamic will be optional and use stiffer springs and bushings, combined with retuned dampers and thicker piston rods, with the Four-C setup utilizing Volvo’s new adaptive damping system.

Naturally, safety technology is on display with the S60, Volvo has incorporated it’s newest system — Pedestrian Detection — which utilizes the City Safety crash avoidance system, a front-mounted radar unit and mirror cameras to detect pedestrians over 31 inches tall and apply the brakes if a collision is expected.

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