Volvo has announced a new range-topping chronicle of a upcoming S60 that will use high-performance Polestar tools and get a increased electrified powertrain, as shown in new preview images.
The S60 T8 Twin Engine Polestar Engineered, as it is called, will lay above a unchanging T8 Twin Engine various of a new S60, that is due for exhibit subsequent week but was leaked online final month. It is the initial of 3 reliable Polestar Engineered models.
The other dual will join the V60 and XC60 ranges in 2019 and kick-start Volvo’s change towards electrification, skeleton for that will see 25% of a brand’s choice regulating electrified energy by 2025.
“Electric cars are a future,” pronounced Håkan Samuelsson, CEO of Volvo. “Today starts a new epoch of Volvo electrified models extended by Polestar’s opening engineering prowess. This plan is resolutely grounded in a common faith in an electric destiny for a automobile industry.”
Volvo has reliable that a tip S60 indication will use a reworked chronicle of a T8 Twin Engine’s hybrid powertain, that comprises a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine corresponding to an electric motor.
It produces a rise of 409bhp and 494b ft of torque, adult from 395bhp and 472b ft in a unchanging T8 model. Volvo pronounced that a program upgrades used to grasp this also clear larger fuel economy and softened pure-electric performance, while smoothing out a eight-speed gearbox’s operation by some-more effective torque fill.
Polestar Engineered tools embody monoblock Brembo stop calipers embellished in gold, slotted stop discs and Öhlins startle absorbers for a multi-link front and back suspension.
The shocks are borrowed from the Polestar 1 hybrid opening car, meaning they are adjustable. The strut prop that supports them to raise front-end doing is also taken from a 1.
Additionally, new lightweight wheels revoke unsprung mass, while chrome empty tailpipes and gold-coloured seatbelts emphasize a car’s Polestar links.
Henrik Green, comparison vice-president of investigate and growth during Volvo, pronounced that a tools have been “fine-tuned to work together, delivering a manageable and sparkling driver’s car”.
Volvo will exhibit a new S60 subsequent week during a initial US prolongation plant in Charleston, South Carolina. The trickery will hoop prolongation for all S60s as a initial Volvo model to be done in a US.
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