Polestar is introducing their Performance Optimization program tailored to Volvo's Drive-E engines.

Polestar is introducing their Performance Optimization program tailored to Volvo's Drive-E engines.

It is an extensive upgrade program bringing improvements in numerous areas such as throttle response and engine performance while the models equipped with an automatic transmission can benefit from better gearshift speed, off-throttle response and gearshift precision and gear hold.

Polestar says all modifications will not affect the warranty provided by Volvo and the first engines to benefit from this treatment will be the T5, T6, D4 and D5 starting late June. More than 140 different variations of optimizations will be released in the months to come.

In the meantime, we remind you Volvo's UK managing director Nick Connor revealed his desire for a V40 Polestar which if produced will likely be powered by a turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with around 315 bhp (234 kW). This should enable a 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) run in less than six seconds and a 155 mph (250 km/h) electronically-limited maximum speed.

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Polestar announces Performance Optimization program for Volvo’s Drive-E engines