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2015 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E [w/video]

The Swedes Bend Sixes And Fives Into Fours With government agency pressures mounting, the auto industry's latest engine and powertrain trends invariably include the cobbling of heretofore eight-cylinder models into charged (either turbo- or super-) six-cylinder models, six-cylinders into charged four-cylinders and so on. And then there's the mating of these downsized engines to fuel-saving automatic transmissions with ratio counts previously reserved for bicycles and semi trucks. Volvo can at last follow suit with the best of Germany and Japan thanks in great part to an $11-billion... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Twin-charged 2.0L I4
Power:
302 HP / 295 LB-FT
Transmission:
8-Speed Auto
Base Price:
$36,000 (est.)
As-Tested Price:
$40,000 (est.)
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    Video: Watch Volvo's V8 Supercar drivers play with the Polestar S60 in the Arctic
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    The Volvo S60 Polestar may not seem like a natural fit for the V8 Supercars series that runs throughout Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania. After all, the all-wheel-drive production-spec car isn't even available with a V8. But the rear-wheel-drive racing version has acquitted itself well in the early races of the season, even scoring an overall win at a ...

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    Report: Volvo already planning road-going V8 Supercar?
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    After decades of cat-and-mouse battle waged between Holden and Ford, Australia's V8 Supercars series has expanded considerably. Mercedes and Nissan both joined the grid last season, and Volvo has followed suit this year. So when 2014 championship kicked off earlier this month in Adelaide, everyone was watching to see who would come out on top. The answer ...

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    We showed you the hot, new Volvo V60 Polestar a few months back and raved about the fact that this long-roofed family car can hit 60 miles per hour in just 4.9 seconds. Now, we're seeing it and its four-doored brother, the S60 Polestar sedan, in person for the first time. As we told you when the V60 Polestar was unveiled, both cars are motivated by a ...

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    Report: US could get Chinese Volvos soon, possibly Geely joint-venture subcompact?
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    Official: 2014 Volvo V60 to start at $35,300*
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    Official: Volvo Polestar celebrates STCC title with Black R edition S60, V60 and XC60
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    The relationship between Volvo and Polestar was forged – and forges deeper still – on the racetrack, where the latter fields the former's tin-top entries in the STCC, WTCC and V8 Supercars. And based on their success together in touring-car racing, Volvo has had Polestar amp up a number of its production road cars. What we have here is the ...

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    Official: Volvo to test 100 self-driving cars on Swedish roads [w/video]
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    Official: Volvo V60 Polestar is one hot hauler
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    First Drive: 2015 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E [w/video]
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