Volvo S60 And V60 Polestar Get New 367 HP Engine
|   Tuesday, April 26, 2016
The Polestar Performance Division from Volvo decided to review the existing sports versions S60 and V60. The sedan and station wagon have received a little more power, and it now stands at 367 horsepower

In expectation of the performance versions signed by Polestar for the XC90 and S90 models, the sports division of the Swedish manufacturer has changed a little bit the current products on offer. These models should pose problems for the big names in the segment, such as the BMW M3 and Mercedes C63 AMG Estate.

Polestar decided to change the engine under the hood to give customers a little more power. And more power to them for that decision. Thinking about the effectiveness of the two models, Polestar gave up on the old turbo engine with a displacement of 3.0 liters, and chose one of only 2.0 liters, supercharged and with turbine, borrowed from the S90 big brother.

The most dynamic models from Volvo range the S60 Polestar and V60 Polestar had until now under the hood the 3.0-liter turbo engine with 6 cylinders inline, which develops 350 hp and 500 Nm torque. However, this engine did not integrate into the Swedish manufacturer's tendency to deny large engines in favor of diesel or petrol units displacing 2.0 liters and having 4 cylinders. Thus, the S60 Polestar and V60 Polestar versions have been changed to a similar powerplant with a displacement of only 2.0 liters and 4 cylinders!
Although smaller, the new engine from the Drive-E series is more powerful due to the turbine and mechanical compressor, delivering 367 hp (+17 hp), but a little less torque of 470 Nm (-30 nm).

As it was expected, these improvements are found in terms of performance too. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h is accomplished in 4.7 seconds for the sedan and 4.8 seconds for the V60 model. Both cars improve their time by 0.2 seconds compared to previous versions. The maximum speed remains limited to 250 km / h. The exploitation of those resources is done using a Geartronic transmission with 8 reports.

Reducing the engine capacity came with lower figures in terms of emissions and fuel consumption. The Volvo representatives argue now that the S60 Polestar version consumes on average 7.8 liters / 100 km and emits 179 g / km, while it sibling consumes 8.1 liters / 100 km and emits 186 g / km.
These values are due to the fact that the Polestar managed to reduce the weight of both cars by 20 kilograms (the S60 weighs 1,751 kg, and the V60 stands at1,796 kg).

The fastest products of Polestar divisions are individualized with the same blue paint for the bodywork, ventilated disc brakes, and 20-inch wheels made of light alloy.
The Polestar sports division worked on the chassis' braking system and received generous brake discs (371 mm on the front axle) and the maneuverability was further enhanced by a new set of tires installed on the new 20-inch wheels.
With the new S60 and V60 Polestar, the Scandinavian division will expand its global presence from 13 to 47 markets and will double its production from 750 to 1,500 units per year.
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