2015 Volvo V60
Balancing power and efficiency, the no-compromise engines, developed in-house by Volvo in Sweden, can also be augmented with electrification for even greater power and efficiency.
The new V60, which is available in 19 different styles, emanates Scandinavian design, which is exemplified by beautiful, clean lines and surfaces. Inside, the attention to detail, the authentic materials and the easy-to-use controls contribute to the in-command driving experience. The V60 is for people who want the handling of a dynamic sports sedan but with added versatility. At the heart of that versatility is its intelligent seating. Rear seats can be folded down in three 40/20/40 segments, allowing its interior space to be configured for passengers and loaded in a remarkably flexible way.
Drive-E is Volvo’s name for all innovations made to reduce the impact on the environment. New ECO+ fuel-saving functionality can improve fuel economy by five percent depending on driving style, temperature and climate. V60 features front-drive power from Volvo’s new Drive-E family and engines from Volvo’s existing AWD lineup. The front-drive, 2.0-liter, Drive-E V60, which makes 240 horsepower, benefits from Volvo’s new 8-speed automatic transmission. It goes from 0-to-60 mph in 6.1 seconds and makes 37 miles per gallon highway and combined 29 mpg.
An all-wheel-drive version, powered by Volvo’s five-cylinder engine, making 250 horsepower, moves from 0-to-60 mph in 6.6 seconds. At the top of the power heap is the all-wheel-drive V60 R-Design, making 325 horsepower. All V60 models include a moonroof as standard equipment.
Estimated starting price: $35,300.
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Compiled By Motor Matters