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  • Lucii Pooky

    A relative bargain compared to the less powerful Chermans. Sadly Dinosaurs – otherwise knows as badge snobs, will think the uglier, older, 25K more expensive 335i will be better. Ive sat in both and I can agree with Caradvice when they say the Beemer is not better. 

  • Peter

    Actually it isnt the first sub 6 second volvo, the 2003 (and following) s60R was claimed to do 0 – 100 in about 5.7 seconds (manual) but about 7 in the auto, with the v70R claimed to achieve 5.9.  In reality I understand that this was acheived in very cold temps which helped the boost.  This one is probably quicker in real driving conditions, and also has no manual.  They are a hell of a lot of fun to drive hard, my only complaint is the turning circle.

  • Joedd

    why did you put all that extra power in and not do anything about the suspension and brakes?
    is it so that it can accelerate faster so that it can ram into a tree/pole when it tries to turn corner?

    lol

    • Lucii Pooky

      It has firmer suspension and springs. Only Australia gets it.

  • ChineseDriver

    Passat CC 3.6 and Lexus IS350 is both faster than this Volvo in 0-100 km/h.

    • Lucii Pooky

      And a both less practical and older.

      • Lucii Pooky

        are*

  • Jean-Louis De Gay

    This is still pretty hectic though – good sleeper.

  • nickdl

    Looks pretty awesome. Great Q car in black. However I must say that for a fair bit less dough, you could have turbocharged straight 6 sedan in the form of a G6E Turbo. That said, the Volvo is a bit more special than a Falcon.

  • Vic

    Why Nick?I knew someone would bring up a comparison like dat..SMH

  • Tom

    Hey at least he didn’t go “Why would anyone ever buy ANYTHING but a Turbo Falcon” and then ramble on about how it’s the only car in the world. That’s probably the most sensible and balanced comment I’ve ever heard someone say on here in reference to comparing our local taxi to the foreign offerings.

  • Bo Zhu

    For people who are interested in this type of car, are they only interested in the power? What about bells and whistles? Or as long as the car comes with four wheels, a steering wheel, a brake and most importantly, the gas pedal, then they will buy it?

  • PeterG

    That ugly centre alloy console I bet will be blinding here in Oz.Might be ok in dull and grey Sweden but forget it here .They should have beefed up the brakes.But its good that Volvo are trying.Do the chinese own them now?

    • Don

      The floating center console is pretty neat, and it had been one of the selling points for volvo since xc60 and c30. I agree that the brakes should be beefed up a bit, with that much power and toque you would think they would at least do something on the brakes so u could at least stop in time. 

      And yes, volvos are owned by the chinese but that doesn’t necessary the car will start falling apart. Infact in my opinion it will only get better as it has to compete with other rivals brands. 

  • Antonino

    I got delivery of my unit last Monday, Black. Looks mean and go’s like rocket. A great car with all the luxary and gadgets on board. Better value than a BMW or Audi. My number is 04.

  • Jinnzhang

    I sat in one of this. Very impressive and refreshing interior comparing to the boring 3, C and A4.

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Volvo S60 Specs

POLESTAR : 3.0L TURBO MPFI - 6 SP AUTOMATIC - PREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL - 4D SEDAN
Car Details
Make
VOLVO
Model
S60
Variant
POLESTAR
Series
F MY12
Year
2012
Body Type
4D SEDAN
Seats
5
Engine Specifications
Engine Type
TURBO MPFI
Engine Size
3.0L
Cylinders
TURBO V6
Max. Torque
480Nm @  3000rpm
Max. Power
242kW @  5400rpm
Pwr:Wgt Ratio
143.7W/kg
Bore & Stroke
82x93.2mm
Compression Ratio
9.3
Valve Gear
DUAL OVERHEAD CAM
Drivetrain Specifications
Transmission
6 SP AUTOMATIC
Drive Type
ALL WHEEL DRIVE
Final Drive Ratio
0
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Type
PREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL
Fuel Tank Capacity
67
Fuel Consumption (Combined)
10.2L / 100km
Weight & Measurement
Kerb Weight
1684
Gross Vehicle Weight
Not Provided
Height
1484mm
Length
4628mm
Width
1865mm
Ground Clearance
136mm
Towing Capacity
Brake:2000  Unbrake:750
Steering & Suspension
Steering Type
RACK & PINION - POWER ASSISTED
Turning Circle
11.9
Front Rim Size
8x19
Rear Rim Size
8x19
Front Tyres
235/35 R19
Rear Tyres
235/35 R19
Wheel Base
2776
Front Track
1588
Rear Track
1585
Front Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Rear Brakes
DISC
Standard Features
Comfort
Automatic Air Con / Climate Control, Power front seats
Control & Handling
18 Inch Alloy Wheels, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Electronic Stability Program
Driver
Cruise Control Intelligent/Active, Leather Steering Wheel, Multi Function Steering Wheel, Parking Distance Control, Power Steering
Entertainment
Radio CD with 8 Speakers
Interior
Leather Upholstery, Power Windows
Safety
Dual Airbag Package, Anti-lock Braking, Head Airbags
Security
Alarm System/Remote Anti Theft, Central Locking Remote Control, Engine Immobiliser
Optional Features
Comfort
Heated Front Seats, Power Sunroof
Exterior
Metallic Paint, Xenon Headlights
Other
Service Interval
12 months /  15,000 kms
Warranty
36 months /  999,000 kms
VIN Plate Location
8-H-15
Country of Origin
SWEDEN