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Volvo S60 Polestar Release Date – 16th of June

 Volvo S60 Polestar

Volvo has planned to release their new Volvo S60 Polestar variant around the 16th of June 2012 during the Gothenburg City Race event. But it seems that the Swedish auto manufacturer has developed and planed the introduction way earlier than expected. In fact, the company has stated that they’re coming with powerful city drive ride with 400 hp of power and powered with C30 Polestar 2.5T

This car is developed by both Volvo and also Polestar who has been the racing partner of Volvo since 1996. The Volvo S60 Polestar teaser has been available with the shadowy effect, but everyone is sure that the ride will surely look good and promising. It’s likely that the ride will be coming with hatchback model with five split spoke wheels model, but it isn’t sure yet. We need to wait for further information from the company, after all. But from the teaser, it’s clear that the ride is coming with stiff suspension and also low riding height. It also seems that the car comes with fully equipped body kit and lighter wheels.

The company hasn’t said anything about their engine compartment and planning. The car may come with all wheel driving system and probably inline six turbocharged engine.

Volvo S60 Polestar To Rival BMW M3

July last year, the Australian division of Volvo shown to the public a concept car called the Volvo S60 Polestar Performance Project. The car was the result of the Swedish based automaker in collaboration with Polestar. At that time, under the car’s hood, we found a turbocharged straight-6 engine that can give up to 325 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque.

It is almost a year after the concept car appeared in front of the public, a report published by a media from Sweden called Teniken Svarld indicates that the Polestar-developed performance-oriented variant of the Volvo S60 Polestar is likely to enter the Volvo lineup as a regular production in the near future.

The Tekniken Svarld says that the hot-rodded Volvo S60 is the answer of the Swedish automaker to the BMW M3 and the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG as its strongest competitors that have conquered the market of the market segment. However, the technical details of the Volvo’s new model are not available, but some rumors said that the straight-6 engine that found in the last year’s concept has been replaced by a Yamaha-sourced 4.4-liter V8 engine with dual overhead cams.

If it is true, we will be able to find another Volvo’s model using the Yamaha-sourced mill because the Swedish company has already given it to the XC90 and the S80. For use in the M3 competitor S60, it has reportedly been tuned, so it can produce a massive 400 horsepower. The power comes out from the engine will be delivered to the all four wheels with the help of a sequential transmission system.

If Volvo gives green light to the production of the performance-oriented Volvo S60 Polestar, big chance, the company will gives it several aesthetic customizations, including an aerodynamic body kit and bigger wheels. A sport tuned suspension and beefier brakes are also likely to be part of the package.

2013 Volvo XC90 Gas Mileage

 Maybe you’ve never guessed it, but Volvo is releasing a new variant of SUV model for the 2013 model. Considering that Volvo is always associated with sedan model, this SUV type is quite good looking and promising.

 Coming with code name 2013 Volvo XC90, this variant has very stylish and great features. From the outer look only, the car has several aspects and parts that make it look great. It has new LED lights that come as standard model for the ride – for the front side as well as the rear side. It also has integrated wheel arches, sill moldings, and also slower stance to the ground. With new front bumper from silver, rearview mirror with silky matte option, and also chrome taillight choice, the ride is certainly look stylish and just great. You can choose the exterior cover paint of Red Flaminco or the Bronze Twilight. Read the rest of this entry »

Volvo to launch a new 5-cylinder turbodiesel engine

It is not a secret that if an automaker wants to reach success and earn huge sales in the European market, they must provide at least one diesel unit in their lineup. That strategy has been adapted by many car brands, including they who come from Asia, America or Europe. We know that one of the European badges, Volvo, has several types of diesel engines, but we also know that the options they provide are unable still to fill a gaping hole in their lineup between the 115 HP DRIVe entry-level unit and the 163 HP mid-range models.

Realizing the fact, Volvo has just confirmed that they will launch a new 5-cylinder turbodiesel unit 2.0-liter. According to the Swedish car badge, the engine will be good for 136 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The engine will emit between 114 and 119 g/km of carbon dioxide.

The five-banger will be provided as a Volvo’s entry-level on bigger cars belong to the Swedish automaker, including the S60, the V60, the V70 and the S80. The all-new diesel unit is specially designed to be mated with either automatic or manual transmission, and it can be fitted with the automatic start-stop system also.

D3 is given by Volvo as the name of the new diesel engine, which is a name that is already being used in the Swedish company’s lineup. Volvo also has confirmed that the current D3 will be renamed as the D4 and the current D4 will be renamed as the D5. Customers in Europe will be able to find and order Volvo’s new diesel engine starting this May when the Swedish company inaugurates their 2013 lineup. However, it is important to know that the Swedish automotive manufacturer does not have plans to bring the new diesel engine to other markets, including United States.