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Volvo’s 2011 V60 Shown in Paris 5
Posted by Alex Ion in 2011 V60, Automotive News, AWD, Event Coverage, GTDi, Paris Motor Show, S60, VOLVO on 10 5th, 2010

The 2011 V60 from Volvo was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show. The car is based on the S60, and has eye-catching features include a style that is sporty, plush cabin interiors that is complete with a five-inch infotainment display and urbane wood trim. The vehicle has a spacious boot, which can hold 430 liters (15.2 cubic feet) of luggage.

Volvo says a variety of engines will be offered – the 3.0-liter T6 petrol produces 304 PS (224 kW / 300 hp) and 440 Nm (324 lb-ft), which allows the AWD car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 6.6 seconds and hit a limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

For those who would like things toned down a bit, Volvo offers several GTDi (Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection) engines. The 2.0T produces 203 PS (149 kW / 200 hp) and 240 PS (177 kW / 237 hp), while the 1.6 (T3 / T4) churns out 150 PS (110 kW / 148 hp) and 180 PS (132 kW / 178 hp).


Diesel engines are also on offer and buyers can choose between the 205 PS (151 kW / 202 hp) 2.4-liter D5 and the 163 PS (120 kW / 161 hp) 2.0-liter D3. Volvo has plans to add a DRIVe model later on – which will be introduced with a 1.6-liter engine that produces 115 PS (85 kW / 113 hp) and 270 Nm (199 lb-ft) of torque.

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Volvo S60 & V60 R-Designs Shown 22
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, R-Designs, S60, Upcoming Events, V60 R, VOLVO on 09 22nd, 2010

A week ahead of the Paris Motor Show, Volvo has unveiled the S60 and V60 R-Designs. With an end to give Volvo and even more naughty look – the R-Designs sport a revised grille, modified bumpers, aggressive rear diffuser, and unique 18-inch alloy wheels. The interior is also striking with sport seats, aluminum pedals, and special floor mats.

Handling has been improved thanks to the strut brace, shorter springs (which reduce ride height 15mm), and stiffer bushings (20% firmer than the standard model) that Volvo engineers have added to the models. Other additions are the monotube rear dampers and Corner Traction Control, which uses torque vectoring to reduce understeer.

Sources say that the R-Design package will be available with several engines including everything from the 115 bhp (86 kW / 117 PS) 1.6-liter D DRIVe to the 304 bhp (227 kW / 308 PS) 3.0-liter T6.

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Word is that models will begin reaching dealerships this fall, although pricing information hasn’t been released.