2011 VOLVO S60

The all-new 2011 Volvo S60 is sportier and more dynamic than any previous Volvo. But it is still an unmistakable representative of Scandinavian design at its best.
Virtually all the lines were penned to carve out the “coupe with four doors” profile. The C-pillar stretches sensually all the way to the taillamps — and the slim coupe-like roof line is accompanied by a new contour on the shoulders on either side of the lower body, creating a gentle yet powerful double wave from the headlamps at the front to the taillamps at the rear.
Inside the 2011 Volvo S60 the instruments and center stack are angled towards the driver to create a sensation of focus and control. The new dynamic three-spoke steering wheel and new sports seats with extra side supports are standard.
The S60 has an all-new infotainment system where information from the audio unit, navigation system, and other functions is presented on a 7-inch high-definition color screen in the upper part of the center console. The driver has access to all infotainment functions via controls in the steering wheel.
The all-new S60 can be specified with the advanced, self-adjusting FOUR-C active chassis. The FOUR-C active chassis has been modified and refined for better control and offers the driver a choice of three chassis settings: Comfort, Sport and Advanced.
The S60 is the first sedan model on the market with Advanced Stability Control, which is a great asset in dynamic driving involving considerable lateral forces, thus improving handling and rapid avoidance maneuvers.
The T6 engine has a displacement of 3.0 liters and now pumps out 300 horsepower and no less than 325 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine’s power is delivered to the wheels via Volvo’s second-generation six-speed automatic Geartronic transmission.
Base model estimated mpg: 18/26
Estimated starting price: $37,700
Compiled by Motor Matters

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