ABOUT:The Volvo S60 is a compact executive car produced by the Swedish automaker Volvo from 2000. Two generations of the sedan have been produced to date.
In 2008, Volvo Cars announced the Volvo S60 Concept, which features a four-cylinder 1.6L petrol engine using highly-efficient Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection (GTDi) developed by Ford (a mechanical clone of the new Ford Eco Boost 1.6L engine). The concept car was exhibited in several automobile shows in 2009, and Sim Bin has released a free game based on the GTR game engine that includes the S60 Concept.
The second generation S60 began production in Ghent, Belgium on May 17, 2010, with an expected annual production of 90,000 vehicles. Official photos were released in November 2009, and the car was publicly unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2010. It debuted as a 2011 model in North America.
The V60 is an estate version of the S60, and was released at the Paris Motor Show in October 2010.
The engine range of the S60 and V60 comprises four petrol engines and three diesels. The engines available are the T3, T4, T5 and T6 petrol engines and D3, D5 and 1.6D Drive diesel engines, the latter of which has Stop Start Technology to increase the efficiency of the engine. The 2.4-liter D5 plug-in hybrid version, fitted with a 5-cylinder diesel engine and a 50 kW electric motor, is schedule for sale in Europe by November 2012.
The Volvo S60 and V60 come with Volvo's City Safety system as standard, which is the same system fitted to its sister the XC60. This system stops the car in the event of impending collision in 'City Traffic' below 19 mph (31 km/h). A new safety feature named "Pedestrian Detection", available on both the V60 and S60, detects people in front of the car and automatically applies the brakes if the driver does not react in time.
This new sedan will show off Volvo's completely new design language already seen in the Volvo XC60 concept. It will ride on the same platform as the XC60. This new design is thought to target younger demographics. Even so, Volvo hopes to keep its high-income customer appeal; from the first generation, a Volvo S60 buyer has had a higher household income than a BMW 3 Series customer.
New features include the new large Volvo iron symbol, parallel to the grille day running lamps, and larger spaced letters in the brand name on rear. A new safety feature, Pedestrian Detection, will be added to automatically apply brakes if a pedestrian is detected in front of the car and the driver does not react in time.
The following records were broken:
50 kilometer standing start : 147.39 mph
50 mile standing start : 148.59 mph
100 mile standing start : 147.00 mph
200 kilometer standing start : 145.89 mph
Average speed over one hour : 145.63 mph
200 mile standing start : 144.05 mph
500 kilometer standing start : 141.63 mph
Average speed over three hours : 141.62 mph
500 mile standing start : 141.53 mph
1000 kilometer standing start : 140.79 mph
1000 miles standing start : 140.79 mph
2000 kilometer standing start : 139.75 mph
2000 miles standing start : 137.25 mph
Average speed over six hours : 141.58 mph
Average speed over 12 hours : 138.49 mph
5000 kilometer standing start : 135.75 mph
Flying five kilometers : 152.02 mph
Average speed over 24 hours : 135.10 mph
SPECIFICATIONS:Name : S60 D3 Diesel
Model : Kinetic
Car Body Type : Sedan
Segment : D+ Segment
Fuel Consumption : Highway 18.50 kmpl.
ENGINE:Displacement : D3 Diesel
Engine Type : Diesel
Maximum Power : 163 Bhp @ 3500 rpm
Maximum Torque : 400 Nm @ 1500 rpm
DIMENSIONS:Length : 4628 mm
Width : 2097 mm
Height : 1484 mm
ACTIVE AND PASSIVE SAFETY:Airbag : 2
Parking Sensors : Yes
Fog Lamp : Yes
Traction Control : Yes
EBD : Yes
ABS : Yes
ESP : Yes
COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE:AC : AC (with Climate Control)
Power Windows : Yes
Central Locking : Remote
Remote Boot : Yes
Remote Fuel Filler : Yes
Rear Wiper : No
Rear Defogger : Yes
Rear Armrest : With Cup Holder
Steering Adjustment (Rake/Reach) : Yes/Yes
Driver Seat Adjustment : Electric
Music System : Yes
Leather Seats : Yes
Door Mirror : Both Side Electric
Tinted Glass : Yes
Rear AC Vent : Yes
Folding Rear Seats : Yes
Sun Roof : No
Buttons/Controls on Steering : Yes
Auto Viper : Yes
Auto Headlamp : Yes
OTHER SPECIFICATIONS:Seating Capacity : 5
Tyre Size : 0
Suspension : Front and Rear Stabilizer Bars
Turning Circle : 11.30 mtrs.
Steering : Power
Brakes : Front Ventilated, Rear Disk
Gears : 5 Manual
Fuel Tank : 67.50
Body Color Bumpers : Yes
Tachometer : Yes
Alloys : Yes
ORVM Indicator : Yes
Xenon Headlamps : Yes
Trip Meter : 3
Headlamp Washer : No
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