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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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