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  Volvo S60R
2004 - 2009
Volvo S60R
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Volvo S60R

Specification
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Supersaloon
Body 4 Door 5 Seat
Saloon
Layout Front Engine
4 Wheel Drive
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
6 Speed Automatic
Number Built  
Engine
Type Conventional
Details Turbo 5 cyl
Capacity
154 in3 
Max Power
300 bhp @5500rpm 
Max Torque
300 lb/ft @2000rpm 
Power to Weight
186 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
186 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 119 bhp/litre 
Compression 8.5:1 
Bore x Stroke
 
Fuel Cons
26 mpg 
Emissions  
Performance
Top Speed
155 mph 
0 - 30 mph
2.2 sec 
0 - 60 mph
5.9 sec 
0 - 100 mph
15.4 sec 
0 - 124 mph
26.3 sec 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
5.8 sec 
Standing qtr Mile
14.7sec @95 mph 
60 - 0 mph
 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
20 sec 
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd 0.29 
Dimensions
Length
181.3 in 
Width
71.0 in 
Height
56.2 in 
Weight
3609 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) 8 X 18
8 X 18 
Tyres (F/R) 235/40 R18
235/40 R18 
Fuel Capacity
17.6 gal 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £6000 - £8000
 
Profile

Volvo's S60R has taken the technology route in an attempt to pry sales from German rivals Audi and BMW. The new saloon features a plethora of advanced systems from the standard VVT and 4WD to the advanced traction and stability control, emergency brake assist and speed sensitive steering. But the highlight is Volvo's innovative 'Four C' adaptive damping. The system uses a network of sensors and accelerometers to change suspension settings in a fraction of a second, while providing three switchable settings - Comfort, Sport and Advanced.

For all this technology, the S60R is a competent but not an exciting handler in the mode of say an M3. It is, of course, a Volvo, so it's well built, safe and surprisingly good looking.


Ratings
 
Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
70% 66% 34% 43
Ranks 339 of 771 Ranks 492 of 771 Ranks 16 of 771 Ranks 13 of 771

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