The bold attitude of the Volvo XC60 R-Design radiates true driving pleasure – and the sporty chassis and direct steering ensure that the drive matches the sporty appearance.
The R-Design model boosts the Volvo XC60′s already sporty aura and gives the car an even more refined character in terms of both driving experience and design. The R-Design chassis is stiffer, features stronger damping and has more distinct driving properties – without compromising ride comfort. All passengers can still enjoy a long and pleasant ride on any type of road surface.
The following colours available for the Volvo XC60: Flamenco Red metallic 702, Seashell metallic 484, Black Stone 019, Ice White 614, Silver metallic 426, Black Sapphire metallic 452, Barents Blue metallic 466, Electric Silver metallic 477, Cosmic White metallic 481, Savile Grey metallic 492, Lime Grass Green metallic 495, Terra Bronze metallic 494, Passion Red (only R-Design) 612
With the Volvo XC60, Volvo Cars takes yet another step in offering cars that are fun to drive yet comfortable to ride in. The compact format and the precise road attributes mean the new Volvo XC60 can make its way equally elegantly both on city tarmac and along country lanes.
The Volvo XC60 is sturdily built to handle all operating conditions.
Volvo’s All-Wheel Drive with Instant Traction is designed to guarantee the best possible road grip whatever the situation. With the help of an electronically controlled clutch, the AWD system automatically distributes drive between the front and rear wheels. The Instant Traction function shifts power from the front to the rear wheels at lightning speed, for instance when starting from standstill on slippery or loose surfaces.
The six-cylinder, turbocharged T6 has a displacement of 3.0 litres and it now offers even sharper performance, thanks mainly to a reduction in internal friction. It now offers 304 hp and no less than 440 Nm of torque. The CO2 emissions are 249 g/km.
Maximum torque is achieved between 2100 and 4200 revs. This results in rapid acceleration and smooth driving properties. All-Wheel Drive (AWD) is fitted as standard.
The six-cylinder 3.2-litre naturally aspirated engine has also been upgraded and features an improved crankshaft and less internal friction. It now offers 243 hp and maximum torque is 320 Nm. In order to meet US legislative requirements, there is also a PZEV (Partial Zero Emission Vehicle) variant that produces 233 hp and 300 Nm.
The Volvo XC60 is also available as a 2.0 GTDi (GTDi as in Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection) variant (T5) producing 240 hp and torque of 320 Nm. The GTDi engine comes with Volvo’s automatic six-speed Powershift transmission.
In Model year 2012 the Volvo XC60 gets the sharpened versions of the five-cylinder D5 and D3 turbodiesels. In the D5 engine Volvo Car Corporation’s engine experts have boosting performance and torque from 205 hp/420 Nm to 215 hp and 440 Nm while at the same time reducing fuel consumption by eight percent. The quest for better driveability combined with lower fuel consumption and less environmental impact has led to increased focus on internal friction inside the engine.
The D3 remains at 163 hp and 400 Nm. However, the two-litre diesel engine’s driveability is now far improved thanks to fine-tuning of the turbocharger. This is an excellent example of the fact that efficiency enhancement in modern combustion engines is now taking place at microscopic levels.
Fuel consumption (EU Combined) of a Volvo XC60 D5 is now just 5,7 l/100 km (149 g/km) with the manual gearbox and 6,8 l/100 km (179 g/km) with the automatic. The corresponding figures for the D3 engine (DRIVe version) with manual gearbox are 5,7 l/100 km (149 g/km).