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Polestar has announced availability of a power upgrade for the Volvo V60 D6 Plug-in Hybrid.

The high-performance diesel wagon continues with a 2.4-liter 5-cylinder engine working with an electric motor but the combined output has increased by 15 bhp (11 kW) and 30 Nm (22 lb-ft) to a grand total of 298 bhp (222 kW) and 670 Nm (494 lb-ft) of torque which Polestar says makes it the most powerful diesel-powered Volvo ever.

While the stock car needs 6.1 seconds until 62 mph (100 km/h), Polestar's version can do it 0.1 seconds quicker without affecting the vehicle's amazing combined fuel consumption of only 1.8 liters / 100 km with (130.6 mpg US or 157 mpg UK) with corresponding CO2 emissions of 48 g/km. They didn't say anything about the top speed but we remind you the regular V60 D6 Plug-in Hybrid is electronically-limited to 143 mph (230 km/h) in hybrid mode and to 75 mph (120 km/h) when running solely on electric power.

The power upgrade is offered without voiding the warranty and for the moment it can be purchased in Sweden, United Kingdom and The Netherlands.

Gallery: Polestar squeezes more power from Volvo V60 D6 Plug-in Hybrid

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