2015 Volvo S60
The two versions feature the innovative Drive-E 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.
The new class-leading S60 T5 Drive-E features a turbocharger and direct-injection engine to develop 240 horsepower, with miles per gallon (MPG) ratings of 25 city, 37 highway and 29 combined.
The next level of performance debuts in the S60 T6 Drive-E. Employing both a turbocharger and a supercharger for the 2.0-liter engine increases output to 302 horsepower, while producing MPG ratings of 24 city, 35 highway and 28 combined.
The mechanically linked supercharger starts to function immediately at low revs while the turbocharger kicks in when airflow builds up. This combination provides seamless power delivery that feel like a larger, naturally aspirated engine with the benefits of greater fuel efficiency and reduced weight.
An all-new standard eight-speed Geartronic automatic transmission contributes to the increased efficiency of this new engine family. Quiet, smooth shifts help to reduce noise at higher speeds while additional gears allow these engines to operate at peak efficiency for optimal performance and maximum efficiency. The third component of Drive-E is new ECO+ fuel-saving technology designed to optimize shift points, engine control and throttle response. When activated by the driver, ECO+ can improve fuel economy by five percent depending on driving style, temperature and climate.
Scandinavian design is exemplified by beautiful, simple shapes and surfaces with any unnecessary clutter removed. This is evident in the exterior and interior of the S60. Inside, the attention to detail, the authentic materials, such as wood and leather, and the easy to use controls contribute to the in-command driving experience.
Base model estimated mpg: 25/37. Estimated starting price: $33,750. To shop for S60 models, click here.
Compiled by Motor Matters