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2012 Volvo S60 And 2012 Volvo XC60: R-Layout Will get A Kick

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

Although Volvo’s former R models—like the iconic 850 T5 R—included a host of efficiency enhancements, the company’s R-Design and style types have presented a diverse kind of performance kick, much more centered on seem and really feel than on zero-to-sixty occasions.

For 2012, R-Style designs are offered for the C30, S60, XC60 & XC90. each of the offered R-Style types get you appearance extras, some additional attributes, and functionality suspension & steering enhancements.


In the new 2012 Volvo S60 R-Layout, you get several of individuals identical items. Look-sensible, the S60 R-Design comes with a unique-design and style front spoiler with hexagonal mesh design and style, furthermore a totally distinct rear fascia, back spoiler & wider tailpipes with notable baffling and surrounds.

The S60 R-Design also sits reduced, which hints to its substantial suspension tweaks. As with most of Volvo’s other R-Layout types, you get a full Sport Chassis, which for the S60 T6 replaces the 4C dynamic chassis program with shorter, stiffer springs, stiffer back bushings, a lot stiffer front tie-blade bushings & a buff entrance strut-tower brace. Also, notably, the much more docile double tube dampers give way to sharper, faster-responding monotube dampers.

Within, also, the R-Design and style arrives with what amounts to a spiced-up search and really feel, with unique leather upholstery, embossed R-Style buckets, a blue view-type instrument cluster, aluminum inlays & tons of badging to remind you which product you are in—plus an exclusive, textured metallic content for the center handle stack.

But you will find some thing extremely various about the S60 T6 R-Layout package: It has much more than just greater appears and handling. Upgrading to it also will get you a much more powerful engine—essentially a chipped (by the Swedish efficiency residence Polestar) edition of the existing 3.-liter turbocharged in-line 6-cylinder motor, producing 325 horsepower & 354 pound-ft. Spark timing is advanced just a bit, and the throttle has been remapped, with the net impact a far more eager driving experience.

That exact same engine will also be packaged as portion of the 2012 Volvo XC60 car R-Design and style and ought to also make the Volvo crossover a bit faster. In the S60, the motor enhancements shave .three seconds off the sixty-mph dash, bringing it to 5.5 seconds.

See our very first drive of the new 2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design and style for far more, and we wish to carry you a generate of the XC60 R-Style quickly.