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2011 Volvo S60 Sedan Fully Revealed, gets New 1.6L and 2.0L Turbo Engines [70 High-Res Photos]

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2011 Volvo S60 Sedan Fully Revealed, gets New 1.6L and 2.0L Turbo Engines [70 High-Res Photos]

Today, Volvo unleashed a slew of photos and details of its very promising all-new 2011 S60 sedan that will have its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show on the 2nd of March.

The premium model, which this time is aimed directly at cars like the Audi A4 and Mercedes C-Class, is described by Volvo as the firm's most dynamic car ever produced, not only in terms of styling but also in terms of driving characteristics.

It's sculptured shape with the coupe-like roofline was previewed by the S60 study at the 2009 Detroit Show, and even though the design has been toned down a notch, it remains very close to the (well-accepted) original concept.

"Its profile radiates so much coupe feeling that the rear doors come as something of a pleasant surprise when you examine the car close-up," says Volvo Cars' Design Director Peter Horbury.

Inside, the styling is equally fresh with Volvo's designers paying extra attention to details and the choice of materials. The Swedes also claim that it's more spacious that its predecessor offering 30mm more knee room for the rear passengers while boot opening has been made 107 mm wider than in the previous S60.

"The interior has a more extrovert attitude than before, but without losing any of its practical Scandinavian roots. The all-new S60 brings us up to a whole new level when it comes to the integral experience of colour, form, material and technology," says Peter Horbury.

Volvo is pitching the new S60 as a driver's car due to its refined chassis that is backed up by a range of electronic systems and the new engine line up.

The new sedan can be specified with a choice of two chassis - Dynamic and Comfort- with the differences concerning the dampers and the front and rear subframes.

In Europe, the newly developed dynamic chassis is standard, while most markets in North America and Asia will have the comfort chassis as standard with the sport variant available as an option.

All variants of the new S60 can be specified with the latest iteration of the firm's self-adjusting FOUR-C active chassis.

Special features include the new Advanced Stability Control with a new roll angle sensor, the Corner Traction Control that uses torque vectoring to improve cornering and the available Pedestrian Detection system that can detect pedestrians who walk into the road in front of the car, warn the driver and automatically apply full braking power if the driver does not respond in time.

At launch the car will be available with two diesel and two gasoline units with three more petrol and one diesel to follow later on.

The most powerful engine is the 3.0-liter T6 petrol with 304HP and 440 Nm of torque that's combined with standard AWD and second-generation six-speed automatic Geartronic transmission. Acceleration from 0-100 km/h (62mph) takes 6.5 seconds and top speed is 250 km/h or 155mph.

The new four-cylinder 2.0 GTDi (Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection) engine has produces 203HP and 300 Nm with acceleration from 0-100 km/h (62mph) taking 7.7 seconds with the manual gearbox and 8.2 seconds with the automatic. The top speed figures are 235 km/h (manual) and 230 km/h (automatic).

The S60 2.0T with manual gearbox uses 7.9 litres of fuel per 100 km equal to 29.8mpg US.

Volvo said that during the first year of production, the all-new S60 will also be offered with a 2.0 GTDi variant (T5) producing 240HP and torque of 320 Nm and a 1.6-litre GTDi engine available in two versions with 180HP (T4) and 150HP (T3).

All the GTDi gasoline engines will be available in combination with Volvo's automatic six-speed Powershift transmission or a six-speed manual gearbox.

The range also includes two five-cylinder turbodiesels. The D5 with 205HP and 420 Nm of torque propels the S60 from 0-100 km/h (62mph) in 7.8 seconds (manual and automatic) while top speed is 235 km/h (manual) and 230 km/h (automatic).

Fuel consumption is 5.9 l/100 km (EU Combined, preliminary figure) or 39.9mpg US with the manual gearbox.

In addition there is the newly developed 2.0-liter D3 producing 163HP and 400 Nm of torque. Acceleration from 0-100 km/h (62mph) takes 9.2 seconds (manual and automatic) while top speed is 220 km/h (manual) and 215 km/h (automatic).

With a manual gearbox, fuel consumption (EU Combined, preliminary figure) is now down to 5.2 l/100km or 45.2 mpg US

Both turbodiesels are available with six-speed automatic transmissions or a six-speed manual gearbox while the D5 can also be specified with all-wheel drive.

The most fuel efficient S60 will be the DRIVe version fitted with a 115HP 1.6-liter turbo diesel and a six-speed manual gearbox that returns 4.3lt/100km or 54.7mpg US

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http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2010/02/2011-volvo-s60-sedan-fully-revealed.html

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too bad the interior is so fugly and dull. the exterior, while derivative and possessing a huge overhang and ugly jaw, is at least semi attractive. sort of like a late gen aurora mating with an opel insignia but with a last gen S60 joining in for the threesome. Looks like the new Nissan Maxima got in for some front side action, too.

no wonder ford sold volvo. which of you folks would take this over a new 9-5? didn't think so.

look at that overhang, i know volvo is about safety but man do you really need that much crush space in front of the front axle?

ok, let me revise. the new interior looks like $h!. the interior is what made the last gen S60 so nice. wow, i can't believe how much volvo has been screwing the pooch on interiors with all their recent new models.

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This is unfortunate. I've liked all Volvos of this generation - the C30, both pre and post facelift; the XC60; the V70 and more - but this just sucks. It looks cartoonish and plastic where the old S60 looked serious and sculpted-from-metal.

I prefer the 9-5 without a doubt.

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Proportionally it's fine, the front is a little long but not too bad. Where reg thinks he sees MASSIVE OVERHANG is beyond me.

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That said in profile the back of it reminds me of a Civic sedan.

The front looks busy...not really feeling it.

As for the interior, well we all know reg likes to make stories up about interior quality without ever being inside the car, but this doesn't look cheap at all. Looks very clean and minimalist.

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material quality of interior looks fine, its the design that sucks. prior s60 material quality was really good. Have you sat in a new S80? that interior is bad, and so is the interior on the compact S40 etc. the floating console and the weird button layouts..the unappealing blocky shapes..the mishmash of shapes on the door panels and dash.....none of its cohesive.

the current s60 has a nice wraparound design although wraparound dashes are dated now. but the interior all meshed and looked a piece.

pow's comments i pretty much x2. notice how everyone too is starting to copy the CC's side glass.

mks has a nicer interior than this.

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material quality of interior looks fine, its the design that sucks. prior s60 material quality was really good. Have you sat in a new S80? that interior is bad, and so is the interior on the compact S40 etc. the floating console and the weird button layouts..the unappealing blocky shapes..the mishmash of shapes on the door panels and dash.....none of its cohesive.

the current s60 has a nice wraparound design although wraparound dashes are dated now. but the interior all meshed and looked a piece.

pow's comments i pretty much x2. notice how everyone too is starting to copy the CC's side glass.

mks has a nicer interior than this.

Really? I like the new Volvo interiors - they're clean and understated yet still very luxurious. It's just the exterior of this S60 that turns me off.

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I can't say I like it. The big gloopy front end looks odd and almost Chinese (hmmm), and the profile and rear look eerily Civic-like, which isn't a good thing. The interior looks to be of high quality, but I don't personally care for the styling. Oh well, this car was never a big seller anyway.

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European cars that lose their essence to try to become stylish and appeal to a wider audience fail, imo. Volkswagen tried it, and now Volvo. Volkswagen, with the Mk VI Golf and new Polo, has pulled back into squared-off functionality territory that has defined the brand since the '74 Golf Mk I, and for that, I applaud them.

I like current Volvo interiors (and the photo DF posted delights me with a somewhat retro slabbiness), but this odd melting of their exterior cues is a turn-off for me.

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European cars that lose their essence to try to become stylish and appeal to a wider audience fail, imo. Volkswagen tried it, and now Volvo. Volkswagen, with the Mk VI Golf and new Polo, has pulled back into squared-off functionality territory that has defined the brand since the '74 Golf Mk I, and for that, I applaud them.

I like current Volvo interiors (and the photo DF posted delights me with a somewhat retro slabbiness), but this odd melting of their exterior cues is a turn-off for me.

I've always had a sweet spot for the 240, the car I learned to drive in. For some, that was the 'essence' of Volvo...

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I agree with DF in terms of the car being well proportioned overall. However, the front-end styling looks like the the XC60 front-end was left in the sun and melted a little...

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material quality of interior looks fine, its the design that sucks. prior s60 material quality was really good. Have you sat in a new S80? that interior is bad, and so is the interior on the compact S40 etc. the floating console and the weird button layouts..the unappealing blocky shapes..the mishmash of shapes on the door panels and dash.....none of its cohesive.

the current s60 has a nice wraparound design although wraparound dashes are dated now. but the interior all meshed and looked a piece.

pow's comments i pretty much x2. notice how everyone too is starting to copy the CC's side glass.

mks has a nicer interior than this.

You're forgetting that design is subjective.

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yeah. true. i still get to have my opinion. no one said you needed to agree. but overall this new interior is not on par with other rivals. its too weird/the dash is too upright. the exterior is slightly futuristic but like one person said, chinese front, japanese rear, eh. the s60 sold huge around here. i don't see this one breaking the bank.

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I actually think that the whole car looks good including the interior. The only thing that I'm not sure I like is the arrangement of the air vents...

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