A sleek, 4-door, 5-seater sedan! This is to briefly describe the Volvo S60. This is Volvo's answer to those Volvo sedan enthusiasts that finds the S40 model too small but also finds the S80 model too big. It is offered in two transmissions — a five-speed manual gearbox or a five-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission, also available with optional Geartronic function. This Volvo S60 was launched as a replacement to the S70 model, and is really considered to be a good-handling vehicle with enough power to make your driving experience more exciting and fun, but the running performance is greatly affected by which engine you opt to use.
There are different engine characteristics available for the Volvo S60. Each one possesses an important distinction that is essential to a driver's overall driving and handling experience. Generally, a Volvo S60 engine is a five-cylinder petrol engine that can be either with or without turbocharging, and ranges from 140 to 250 bhp. The turbocharged engines are differentiated by lightning response and massive power from low revs, and its entire range offers excellent fuel economy.
The Volvo S60 is available three model line-ups that are distinctive with one another in terms of horsepower. These are the 2.4 that comes with a 2.4 liter, 5-cylinder engine that produces 168 horsepower and 170 pounds-feet of torque, 2.4T that uses a low pressure turbocharger and generates a 197 horsepower and 210 pounds-feet of torque to which this torque comes on at a much lower engine speed giving the 2.4T a much better acceleration away from those intersections, while the impressive T5 is one that uses a low-pressure turbocharger to boost a 197 horsepower and 243 pounds-feet of torque for quick, turbocharged throttle response.
The S60 is definitely a Volvo product because of the numerous safety and security features that became Volvo's trademark over the time. Among these safety and security features are the front, side and head airbags up front, seats that is adjustable to minimize whiplash problems, an immobilizer and an alarm, a Safe Approach and Home Safe Lighting System, five head restraints, and anti-lock disc brakes for unexpected and sudden stop circumstances. Additional feature for the T5 model is the availability of standard traction control and an optional Dynamic Stability system.
And what really makes this Volvo S60 model a good catch is its sporty character that can take swerving on either side as easy and as smooth as you can think. Rocky and rough terrains are just another smooth and comfortable running experience for anyone driving this car because of its very soft and fine suspension. This one is great for those persons who find driving as a passion because of its competence in almost every situation. You can have your hard driving skill be applied on this car but be careful as this can be a bit difficult on some circumstances because the front wheels have to look after propulsion and steering at the same time resulting to confusion.