Skip to main content

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.)
  • 0
    Volvo S60
    First Drive: 2013 Volvo S60 T5 AWD
    1344527820

    Volvo's Best Seller Adds Four-Wheel Grip To Its Base Model Those beautiful mountaintop vistas? They come with a price tag. And we're not just talking about blue chip real estate values – high altitude can be hell on your body, even if you're a paragon of physical fitness. Low air pressure can really curb one's appetite for alpine hikes, moguls or ...

  • 0
    Volvo S60
    Report: Volvo in "serious discussion" to produce Polestar S60
    1342220340

    We admit we have a profound weakness for oddball sport sedans. That includes everything from the fabled Lotus Carlton to the Merkur Scorpio and even unlovables like the second-generation Infiniti M. But few misfit performance saloons rub us the right way like those from Sweden – everything from the Saab 9000 Turbo to its 9-3 Viggen and Volvo's 850 ...

  • 0
    Volvo S60
    Report: Polestar Volvo S60 Concept already sold for $300k
    1340144940

    If, like the rest of the world, you find yourself with an insatiable desire to own the ludicrously-fast and equally sexy Polestar Volvo S60 Concept, we have some bad news for you: The machine has already found a new owner. Some unnamed soul ponied up $300,000 for the keys to the 508-horsepower, all-wheel-drive sedan. That is a staggering sum of money for ...

  • 0
    Volvo S60
    Official: Polestar Volvo S60 concept stuns with 508 horsepower, six-speed manual and AWD
    1339941600

    Last month, we found out that Polestar and Volvo were hard at work on a special tune of the S60 that would give the Swedish sedan an attitude for "the performance minded driver" and a right to say to the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG and BMW M3, "Yes, I'm looking at you." Speculation had been that the S60 Polestar Performance concept could fit the V8 from the ...

  • 0
    Volvo S60
    Video: Volvo teases M3-fighting S60 Polestar ahead of race debut
    1339092060

    Remember the hotted-up Volvo S60 that's set to take the fight to the BMW M3 with enhancements from Polestar? The Swedish sport sedan we told you about is apparently not nearly as far off as you might think. According to a report from the TTA racing group, Volvo is set to debut its new steroid-enhanced sedan on June 16 at the Gothenburg City Arena ...

  • 0
    Volvo S60
    Spy Shots: M3-fighting Volvo S60 Polestar spotted testing
    1337980440

    If news of a more powerful Volvo S60 sounds familiar, it's because we just reported on this subject earlier in the week. Now, though, a reader of the same Swedish site that initially broke the news has fired back with a set of spy photos, and we can clearly see that Volvo is indeed making improvements to the S60. As for what exactly those improvements ...

  • 0
    Volvo S60
    Report: Polestar working on Volvo S60 to take on M3
    1337889660

    There are several things you might think of when Volvo comes to mind, but performance isn't necessarily one of them. Volvo is working on that image, however, and Polestar is a big part of that. The tuning firm and racing garage has been partnering with Gothenburg on several fronts, not the least of them being the company's officially sanctioned touring ...

  • 0
    Volvo S60
    Report: Volvo planning long-wheelbase S60L for Chinese market
    1337110320

    Regular readers should be plenty familiar with the trend in the Chinese market towards long-wheelbase versions of the luxury sedans we have here. It's just what high-end customers in the decentralizing economy look for. And European automakers have been only too glad to oblige. BMW, Audi, Porsche and Infiniti have all recently stretched their existing ...

  • 0
    Volvo S60
    Official: Volvo announces Jeremy Lin endorsement contract *UPDATE
    1332265560

    Earlier reports have proven true. Volvo has officially signed Jeremy Lin to a global endorsement deal, and the New York Knicks point guard will serve as the new Volvo brand ambassador worldwide. Lin will also participate in the company's marketing activities for the next two years. Lin, who holds a degree from Harvard, has risen to international stardom ...

  • 0
    Volvo S60
    Recalls: Volvo recalls 2012 S60, S80, XC60 and XC70 models over wiring harness
    1330952400

    Volvo is recalling its S60, S80, XC60 and XC70 models, all from the 2012-model-year, for an electrical system wiring harness issue. There are 17,000 cars affected by the situation, in which a harness could have been improperly attached to the front seats, resulting in a potential separation when the seat is moved. Such a separation could lead to the ...

  • 0
    Volvo S60
    Official: Volvo and Polestar release new S60 TTA touring car
    1329915600

    Volvo may not be the first name you'd think of in racing, but it stands as a dominant force in European touring cars. Before stepping up to the World Touring Car Championship last year, Volvo and its partner Polestar Racing had come to dominate the Swedish Touring Car Championship. While that series has since expanded to all of Scandinavia, Volvo made ...

  • 0
    Volvo S60
    Official: Volvo S60 becomes second car to ace all NHTSA safety tests [w/video]
    1327609920

    The 2012 Volvo S60 isn't likely to be mentioned in the same breath as the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro, but these two cars share a unique distinction. No, Volvo has not made a mid-year change to rear-wheel drive and V8 power, but it is joining the Camaro as a crash test ace. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration cranked up its crash-test rigor in ...

  • 0
    Volvo S60
    Report: Volvo expanding S60 lineup with T5 all-wheel drive model
    1327501740

    Volvo is plugging a gap in its S60 model line by adding a T5 AWD model, according to a report from Car and Driver. As it stands, if you want all-wheel drive with your S60 you need $39,325 for the T6 just to get in the game, and only then you can you start throwing options at it. The all-wheel-drive competition is easier on the wallet: an Audi A4 Quattro ...

  • 0
    Volvo S60
    Official: Volvo expands Polestar software upgrade to more models
    1322508660

    Volvo is spreading the horsepower love around its fleet with a wider array of Polestar Performance software upgrades. 2011 and 2012 XC60, S60 and XC70 models equipped with a T6 engine are now available with a software upgrade that adds in 25 horsepower and 30 pound-feet of torque without impacting fuel economy. Those improvements put the engine's final ...

  • 0
    Volvo S60
    Volvo adding stop-start tech to automatic trans-equipped vehicles
    1314043440

    Volvo is methodically adding stop-start technology to its vehicles equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission over in Europe. The stop-start tech, which initially is only available on vehicles with the 2.0-liter D3 turbodiesel engine, cuts CO2 emission by approximately ten grams per kilometer and reduces fuel consumption by 0.4 liter per 100 ...

  • 0
    Volvo S60
    Swedespeed tests Volvo S60 AWD with 325-hp Polestar reflash beta
    1311357600

    Volvo is giving S60 buyers – courtesy of Polestar – a chance to juice up their S60s without going all the way to the R-Design model. Polestar is the tuner responsible for Volvo's STCC program and the firm has engineered an ECU reflash that boosts the S60's power numbers from 300 horsepower and 335 pound-feet of torque to 325 hp and 354 ...

  • 0
    Volvo S60
    Volvo teams up with Polestar and Heico for S60 Performance Project
    1309890600

    Reports of Volvo and Polestar collaborating on road car offerings appear to be coming to fruition. Following rumors that Volvo had solicited the racing garage's services to increase the output on the S60 and XC60 R-Design models came word that a new line of Performance Concept Prototypes were in the works. Now, Volvo's Australian unit has teamed with ...

  • 0
    Volvo S60
    Report: Volvo turned to Polestar for S60 and XC60 R-Design performance upgrades
    1308692160

    Volvo is known for many things. Well, safety technology, mostly, but not so much performance. Sure, the Swedish automaker has tricked out the occasional sport wagon, but muscle is not really its forte. So where did the extra 25 horsepower and 29 pound-feet of torque come from when Volvo upgraded the latest R-Design S60 and XC60 models? Polestar, if the ...

  • 0
    Volvo S60
    Report: Volvo pondering slimming U.S. model range, adding finance arm
    1307737860

    According to Automotive News, Volvo CEO Stefan Jacoby has stated that the automaker will likely "trim [its] product line" in the United States over the next few years. Jacoby has not revealed exactly what models will be cut, but instead says that the company's core products here in the States will be the S60 sedan, as well as the XC60 and XC90 ...

  • 0
    Volvo S60
    Recalls: Volvo recalls new S60 over fuel starvation problem
    1307451660

    It seems like the 2012 Volvo S60 just showed up to the party, yet it already needs to go – back to the dealership, that is. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced on its website that Volvo was recalling 7,558 S60 models built between November 18, 2010 and May 5, 2011 due to a fuel starvation issue. At fault is software for ...

Autoblog iPhone App
Shop for a vehicle