2011 volvo s60 t6




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    FACT! Volvo is a Swedish automotive company. The name of the concern comes from the Latin language "Volv" and translates as "spinning", "rolling".

    Billed as the sportiest Volvo ever (which may come as some surprise to owners of the C30 coupe), the new Volvo S60 sedan will be the.

    2011 volvo s60 t6

    2011 volvo s60 t6

    It only takes a few seconds. We recently had the opportunity to sample the T6 in Lisbon, Portugal, and found it to be the most refined, most alluring S60 ever. City Safety is standard fitment, but there's more. Billed as the sportiest Volvo ever which may come as some surprise to owners of the C30 coupe , the new Volvo S60 sedan will be the first Volvo launched under Chinese ownership when it goes on sale in the U. Volvo claims it has reduced internal engine friction enough to improve fuel economy by more than 10 percent.

    2011 volvo s60 t6

    2011 volvo s60 t6

    2011 volvo s60 t6

    2011 volvo s60 t6

    2011 volvo s60 t6

    Car Review: Volvo S60 T6 AWD | Driving

    Billed as the sportiest Volvo ever which may come as some surprise to owners of the C30 coupe , the new Volvo S60 sedan will be the first Volvo launched under Chinese ownership when it goes on sale in the U. The S60's design, like so many new sedans recently, adheres to the 'four-door coupe' aesthetic. But make no mistake; this Volvo is a relatively spacious, four-door sedan with more room for rear seat passengers than its predecessor offered. Its trunk can swallow a couple of big Samsonites no problem, and thanks to the S60's distinctive bowed-roof shape, there's headroom to spare, although the sloping roof rail is likely to ding the crania of more than a few folks climbing out of the back seat.

    With its purposeful curves, Aston Martin -style look at the rear and a Dr. Kamm-type kickup on the trunklid, the S60 is an attractive car. Its headlamps have the du jour light-emitting-diode running lamps and projector main beams, and the sills are beautifully tucked under to create the impression of an aerodynamic, ready-for-business sedan.

    2011 volvo s60 t6

    The interior's undergone a subtle makeover, with refinements to fascia plastics, lovely soft chunky leather seats, a new center console with a single pod of switches and dials topped with a five- or optional seven-inch screen for navigation, and reverse and front camera displays.

    The driver gets a two-dial binnacle, with analog displays of speed and revs, plus digital displays for car settings and fuel consumption. There's plenty of storage space around the driver, and it's all nicely finished, with mats at the bottom of the door bins, and a lined center-console cubby.

    2011 volvo s60 t6

    Under the skin is effectively a cut-and-paste S80 platform with the same-old, same-old MacPherson-strut front and multilink rear suspension, but there are significant differences. This car has been through the Swedish skunk works, getting a faster steering rack, harder suspension bushing, lower suspension with shorter and lower springs, and stiffer damping in bounce and rebound. Sporty in name, sporty in nature, but the main thrust of the Swedish firm is safety, of course.

    City Safety, the rear-end shunt prevention system, is standard across the range with a Light Detection and Ranging LIDAR based system that detects a static car in front and jams the binders on, or at least that's the general idea.

    There were red faces all around at a recent demonstration of the system when the smart bronze S60 failed to stop or even slow and smashed into the back of a truck. Volvo bosses are blaming an electrical snafu, which occurred when a battery was changed and an early software glitch failed to reset the safety systems after the change. Besides, if you or I were in the car, we'd have seen the truck and braked, wouldn't we? Research data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that inattention is a contributory factor in some 93 percent of U.

    2011 volvo s60 t6

    So let's keep looking out of our windshields, folks. City Safety is standard fitment, but there's more. Buy the optional adaptive cruise control, and you get a collision-warning system that includes pedestrian detection. It employs a radar system behind the radiator grille plus a small windshield camera, which uses Mobileye software that recognizes a human from the silhouette and movement profile.

    These systems, often derived from military target-acquisition programs, are extraordinarily effective even when people are carrying loads or wearing Lady Gaga hats. It warns at first with a light and beeping then applies the brakes. Volvo claims it can prevent impacts with pedestrians at speeds up to 21 mph. There's also an optional degree camera on the front grille that displays the road on each side at obscured intersections.

    2011 Volvo S60 T6 AWD Drive and Review



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