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Volvo S60 overall verdict
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New S60 is shockingly good
The classy, comfortable cabin includes luxurious seats wrapped in thick, supple cow, a BMW iDrive style multimedia system, and City Safety, which can automatically stop you from rear-ending the car in front.
It packs a 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six with 224kW, just one kilowatt less than BMW's 3.0-litre twin-scroll turbo wunderdonk in the 335i. It's got 40 more torques than the Munchen motor, though, and hooked up to the standard six-speed automatic launches the S60 to 100km/h in a respectably rapid 6.1 seconds.
The new S60 sedan, especially the T6, is beautiful to look at, involving and enjoyable to drive and sensational value as well.
Nothing to report here - the new car is more rigid than the old one, though you do get a bit of tyre roar back into the cabin.
The T6 has all-wheel drive, plus suspension that actually delivers decent handling and a complaint ride. Volvo usually can't do both in the one car, but the S60 nails it.
The S60 has a biggish boot but a slightly cramped rear seat. Volvo makes more practical sedans, and far more practical wagons.
For the petrol especially, costs are pretty high, mainly hit by fuel and depreciation. 3 year unlimited km warranty. Service intervals are a surprising 30,000km apart for all versions.
More Volvo S60 cars we've driven...
- Volvo S60 new model
- January 2011
- July 2004