From Volvo press: The Volvo V60 makes its entry onto the car market with its sights firmly set on giving the all-new S60 sedan model a tough match over the title of "The Most Dynamic Volvo Model Ever". No less than 90 percent of the annual V60 production of 50,000 cars will find European buyers. It is produced at the Volvo Cars Torslanda plant. Production started in August/September 2010.
The T6 petrol engine has a displacement of 3.0 litres and has been improved still further, primarily thanks to lower internal friction. It now pumps out 304 hp and no less than 440 Nm of torque. At the same time, Volvo Cars' engine specialists have succeeded in cutting fuel consumption by about 10 percent to 10.2 l/100 km (EU Combined).
The engine's power is delivered to the wheels via Volvo's second-generation six-speed automatic Geartronic transmission.
The new four-cylinder 2.0 GTDi (Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection) engine has a displacement of two litres and produces a generous 203 hp, with 300 Nm of torque available from 1750 rpm. Fuel consumption is 8.1 l/100 km (EU Combined) with a manual gearbox and 8.3 l/100 km with the automatic.
The all-new V60 will also become available as a 2.0 GTDi variant (T5) producing 240 hp and torque of 320 Nm.
Furthermore, there is a 1.6-litre GTDi engine available in two versions: 180 hp (T4) and 150 hp (T3) with torque of 240 Nm.
The 2.0T, T5 and T4 are available in combination with Volvo's automatic six-speed Powershift transmission or a six-speed manual gearbox, while the T3 comes with a manual gearbox.
The D5 high-performance engine with twin turbos produces 205 horsepower and 420 Nm of torque. Fuel consumption is 5.4 l/100 km (EU Combined) with the manual gearbox, putting this engine in the running for best in class.
The new five-cylinder D3 is in principle the same engine as the present 2.4D, but cylinder capacity has been reduced with a shorter stroke to optimise fuel consumption. The D3 produces 163 hp and 400 Nm of torque. Fuel consumption is 5.5 l/100 km (EU Combined) with a manual gearbox and 6.1 l/100 km with the automatic
Both turbo diesels are available with six-speed automatic transmissions or a six-speed manual gearbox. The D5 can also be specified with all-wheel drive.
DRIVe diesel During the course of the first year of production, a DRIVe version of the new V60 will also be introduced, featuring a 1.6-litre diesel engine and CO2 emissions below 119 g/km. The engine produces 115 bhp and 270 Nm of torque, and will only be available with a six-speed manual gearbox.