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by Tim Beissmann

The 2012 Volvo S60 sedan/V60 wagon ranges have been boosted in Australia with the arrival of two new downsized turbocharged engines and a number of additional features.

The first new engine is the 2.0-litre D3 diesel, which produces 120kW of power and 400Nm of torque. In the S60, it returns combined cycle fuel consumption and emissions of 5.9 litres/100km and 155g/km CO2 respectively, while the V60 achieves 6.0 litres/100km and 160g/km CO2. The D3 diesel is teamed with a six-speed automatic transmission.

Also new is the 1.6-litre T4 turbocharged petrol engine, which is now the smallest engine in the range. It generates 132kW of power and 240Nm of torque, and returns a combined cycle fuel consumption figure of 7.4 litres/100km in both S60 and V60. The T4 is paired to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission.

The new engines join the D5, T5 and T6 powerplants already available in the range, which carry over unchanged into the revised MY12 line-up.

Standard features in the D3 and T4 models include 17-inch alloy wheels, electric driver’s seat, rain-sensing wipers, rear parking sensors, City Safety, and the High Performance audio system with seven-inch screen and Bluetooth audio streaming.

The Teknik models add Volvo Navigation System, Blind Spot Information System, Active Bending Lights, headlight cleaners, chrome front highlights, electric front passenger seat, and a revised instrument cluster.

MY12 T5 R-Design models get 18-inch alloy wheels, and all T6 models come standard with Volvo Guard Alarm system, keyless start, Blind Spot system, Active Bending Lights, front parking sensors and a rear lip spoiler.

All V60 models now score integrated child booster seats for the two outer rear positions, while the T6 Teknik and R-Design models round out the upgrades with the addition of reversing camera, and Adaptive Cruise Control including Collision Warning with Full Auto Brake, Pedestrian Detection and Queue Assist.

Between now and the end of the year, Volvo Car Australia is offering the S60 T4 from $49,950 driveaway and the V60 T4 from $52,950 driveaway. Both packages include five years warranty, free scheduled servicing and free roadside assistance.

2012 Volvo S60/V60 manufacturer’s list prices (excluding government and dealer charges):

  • S60 T4 – $48,990
  • S60 T4 Teknik – $53,990
  • S60 T5 – $51,990
  • S60 T5 Teknik – $56,990
  • S60 T5 R-Design – $59,990
  • S60 D3 – $54,990
  • S60 D3 Teknik – $59,490
  • S60 D5 – $57,950
  • S60 T6 – $64,990
  • S60 T6 Teknik – $69,990
  • S60 T6 R-Design – $72,990

 

  • V60 T4 – $51,990
  • V60 T4 Teknik – $56,990
  • V60 T5 – $54,990
  • V60 T5 Teknik – $59,990
  • V60 T5 R-Design – $62,990
  • V60 D3 – $57,990
  • V60 D3 Teknik – $62,490
  • V60 D5 – $60,950
  • V60 T6 – $67,990
  • V60 T6 Teknik – $72,990
  • V60 T6 R-Design – $75,990



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