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The Volvo S60 is a compact executive car manufactured and marketed by Volvo since 2000 and is now in its second generation.
The first generation (2000–2009) was launched in autumn of 2000 in order to replace the S70 and was based on the P2 platform. It had a similar designed estate version called Volvo V70 and a sports version called S60 R. Styling clues were taken from the ECC concept car and the S80.
The second generation (2010–present) was released in 2010 for the 2011 model year and has its own estate version, known as the Volvo V60.
The third generation will join the Volvo line-up in 2018 or 2019. It will be built on a shortened version of the Scalable Product Architecture platform.
This version makes 345HP and 369LBs Torque. The 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder is here and kicks out 20 additional horsepower and 15 lb-ft more torque compared to the same engine S60 R-Design. That’s a respectable output bump coming by way of massaged engine management software, a stainless exhaust with 2.5-inch pipes, new twin-scroll Borg Warner turbochargers and new intercooler. Polestar also did work to the transmission with new calibration for quicker gearshifts and launch control capabilities. The Haldex four-wheel-drive system also has Polestar tuning for more rear torque distribution, and the stability control system has been massaged. The chassis is firmer with a suspension that features Ohlin shock absorbers with 80 percent stiffer springs sitting on 20-inch wheels that would normally come wrapped with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires from the factory. Brakes get a nice upgrade with 14.6-inch front discs (replacing 13.2-inchers on the R-Design) with six-piston Brembo calipers and 11.8-inch rear discs. Thinking back to our long-term S60 R-Design, the brakes were the weakest part of the package, getting cooked after one or two hot laps around a track. Visual changes include new front and rear splitters, rear spoiler and diffuser. Inside there’s a nice, thick-rimmed steering wheel and upgraded seats with suede inserts, suede door inserts and blue accent stitching throughout. The hard numbers, according to Volvo, are a 0 to 60 mph time of 4.7 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (up from 130).