2015 Volvo V60 Polestar BrochureYou saw their US reveal at this year's Chicago Auto Show and read our driving impressions from Sweden. Now, if you act fast, you can actually own one of the very limited 2015.5 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar models coming to the United States. The order page for these slick Swedes is now online, but the slots are filling up about as quickly as these cars accelerate.

Volvo plans to build a combined 750 of these Polestar models for the world, but the US is being allocated just 120 of them. Prices start at $59,300 for the S60 or $60,900 for the V60 (*plus a $925 destination charge). The only option is color – either Black Sapphire or Rebel Blue. If rarity is playing a part in your decision, you might want to pick the S60. According to the reservation site, only 20 of the sedans in each color are making it over here; the rest are V60s.

As the top versions of their respective models, both Polestars are packed with features. They share a turbocharged, 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine rated at 345 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque with a six-speed automatic transmission and a rear-biased all-wheel-drive system. Acceleration to 60 miles per hour is claimed to take 4.7 seconds for the S60 or a tenth more for the V60 with a top speed of 155 mph. They are about more than just a hotter engine, though, with Öhlins shocks, six-piston brake calipers and 20-inch Polestar wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. Check out the gallery for the full, official specs, and get to the order page soon, if you decide you need one of these limited Swedish sportsters.


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      libertedelacroix
      • 4 Months Ago
      For those who think this is overpriced.... 1) Where can you get a wagon like the V60 Polestar in the US? Gobs of power, upgraded brakes and suspension, better software for the trans and motor, exclusivity (on an already rare type of vehicle), and one of the classiest exteriors? No where. Quite whining and get the V60 R Design- it is 85% of the same car more than $10,000 cheaper and much better than a 328 Msport wagon or Allroad (previous owner of a B8 A4 Avant, which I loved and modded to APR Stage 2) while offering more content at a lower price point. Those latter vehicles only come with a turbo 4 whereas the R design comes with a silky smooth 3.0 T6 with a borg warner twin scroll turbo that is already tuned. Sexy looks? Check. Haldex AWD? Check. Fun to drive? Check. 2) While I understand value is subjective, you basically get an amazing limited edition car that is still much cheaper than buying a run-of-the-mill S4 or 335 and having to modify those to make them stand out. Most S4s and 335s on the lot are over $55k already- good luck finding an M3 at base price of over $60k (maybe old E90s still on the lot). The Polestar is like an out of the box tuner car, where all the bits are done tastefully and limited numbers ensures you won't see it often. Living in OC, 335s are everywhere, and while modded S4s look amazing, the stock ones (95%+) are horribly bland. This is coming from someone who loves Audi and thinks the 3.0TFSI in the S4 is one of the best mainstream engines of this decade. 3) The ONLY legit criticisms of this car are as follows: it has a dated interior, it weighs a lot (not relative to its segment though, but you would expect a decrease if Polestar has a hand in development), and it is an amazing trim on an older model that will be seeing a replacement soon. And while those are disadvantages are facts, here is how I counter them: the interior is still sexy with its water fall center stack and sporty digital gauge cluster (better than BMW, maybe not Audi), and while the next gen model will be a major leap in platform development for the S/V60 line with a much better chassis and more fuel efficient drive-train, rumor has it that this will be the last 6 cylinder for Volvo (perhaps diesels will be an exception for their SUV lineup). I am trying my best to budget and finance my income as best as I can so that hopefully by next year (which is I believe the last year of production), I can put my money where my mouth is and do a European Delivery on a rebel blue V60 R design.
        libertedelacroix
        • 4 Months Ago
        @libertedelacroix
        Holy wall of text batman, where did my line spaces go!?
        jamiescale
        • 4 Months Ago
        @libertedelacroix
        CTS-V Wagon? Also, if these were an obvious bargain or at least in the ballpark of sanity, we wouldn't be having this conversation. No doubt they're good cars, but there is no question you can get far better car for this money...or an equal car for far less.
        AntBee
        • 4 Months Ago
        @libertedelacroix
        Very well-written and informed reply. I hope you accomplish your goal!
          libertedelacroix
          • 4 Months Ago
          @AntBee
          Thank you! What bugs me most about these complains is that no matter what kind of "car guy" you are (Muscle, Euro, JDM, etc), we should all be praising this car because it such a damn fine product and if it is anything like the R Design I test drove, one helluva fun car. There are tons of cars I would never buy, but still love seeing them produced (like the Nismo 370z, Challenger Hellcat, F150 Raptor, etc.).
          hokkaido76
          • 4 Months Ago
          @AntBee
          OR, I can say that it is TOO EXPENSIVE, and you can just be okay with my personal opinion. Ok? Ok.
        carguy1701
        • 4 Months Ago
        @libertedelacroix
        How about the fact that its based on a front wheel drive platform? Understeer all day.
          Phoghat
          • 4 Months Ago
          @carguy1701
          as is the WRX, which doesn't.
      Michael
      • 4 Months Ago
      To those comparing these to the M3, the M3 starts at 60k. The S60/V60 Polestar is fully loaded, all option boxes checked (they start at 30k). The comporable M3 (fully loaded) is 90k.
        Frisky_Dingo
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Michael
        But you don't have to get a fully loaded M3. And they don't break 90k, unless you get all the stupid features. And ceramic brakes. Truth is, you cam get a pretty comparably equipped M3 for about 10 grand more. And the M3 will run circles around it.
          jtav2002
          • 4 Months Ago
          @Frisky_Dingo
          True, not everyone goes to a track though. I would never doubt the M3 is probably the better drivers car. Not everyone buys cars based on spec sheet or track number cred. I've always loved M3's but if I had the cash I would seriously consider one of these just because it's something different. And I wouldn't notice the M3's potential better track merit. Obviously in any segment you're always going to have the percieved class leader based on whatever metric you're looking at. doesn't mean others shouldn't or don't buy the competition. I'm sure most M3's never see a track, ever.
          carguy1701
          • 4 Months Ago
          @Frisky_Dingo
          This.
      Jonathan Ippolito Ga
      • 4 Months Ago
      The horsepower and performance is sadly lacking and their is no way the quality of these Volvo's can even compair to their competition .
        jessesrq
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Jonathan Ippolito Ga
        I can see that argument for the S60, but what exactly do you consider a competitor to the V60 Polestar? The closest we have in the U.S. are not performance oriented (328i wagon, same price equipped similarly), CUVs (SQ5, more expensive equipped similarly), discontinued (CTS-V wagon), or up to twice the price (E65 AMG wagon).
      Scott Satellite
      • 4 Months Ago
      Polestar? Will there be a Pornstar Sedan and Deathstar Convertible?
      urbansophistic
      • 4 Months Ago
      The apples to oranges comparisons are just a bit off here. For one, the M3 and S4 are not limited-edition vehicles. The price for the S60/V60 includes a premium for exclusivity (in our case 1/120), and each model is fully loaded. When you build a top-of-the-line V60 R-Design, you're at about $54k. So in essence, you're only paying about $5k for the most powerful, performance-oriented Volvo built thus far. And with such a small quantity shipped to the US, it is a no brainer for any diehard Volvo fan. It's also a great way to gauge/test reception for a possible expansion of Polestar models across the US lineup.
      Will Recon Baca Hazl
      • 3 Months Ago

      IF ANYBODY IS STILL TRYING TO GET ONE OF THE 1ST 120 IN THE US. I JUST HAD ONE OF MINE COME AVAILBLE!! REBEL BLUE S60 AT VOLVO OF TEMPE, PHOENIX AZ.. JUST ASK FOR WILL 623-680-5206

      CruzControl
      • 4 Months Ago
      The polestars are too cute for 60K. Where is the aggression?
      Ross
      • 4 Months Ago
      It's a very nice car however, you can buy an Audi S4 for $48k... $60k is M3 territory.
      hokkaido76
      • 4 Months Ago
      Too expensive........
      carguy1701
      • 4 Months Ago
      No.
      RandyQUATTRO
      • 4 Months Ago
      Unless you want a demo, they appear to be sold out. Wow! That's putting your money where your mouth is. I guess 60k WASN'T too much for some with those options. I'm sure the remaining dealer demos will get a cool 10k mark up. Nice car.
      AnalogJesse
      • 4 Months Ago
      Wow. If this is what Volvo considers to be the pinnacle of their performance, then no wonder people think Volvo is boring.
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