Volvo S60R Review

Volvo S60 R
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Volvo S60 Review

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The Volvo S60 was launched in the UK in October 2000 at the Birmingham Motor Show.

The Volvo S60 was launched in the UK in October 2000 at the Birmingham Motor Show. It was an immediate success and in 2003 the UK was the second largest market for the S60 and over 57 per cent of those sales were the ‘D5’ turbo diesel.

In early 2003 Volvo introduced the S60 R - a driving phenomenon for those who enjoy performance driving but don’t want to compromise on safety and the functionality of a saloon car.

The stunning 300bhp, four-wheel-drive S60 R is the most technically advanced model ever produced by Volvo and finally they are able to compete with premium performance brand rivals such as the Audi S4, BMW M3 and Mercedes-Benz C55 AMG.

We tested the S60 R 6-speed manual to find out if it can live up to Volvo's promise of 'performance without compromise'.

Volvo S60 Review | Part Two
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Volvo S60 Road Test Data
Model ReviewedVolvo S60 R
  
Body Type4-Door Saloon
ColourTitanium Grey Pearl
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph5.7 Seconds
Top Speed 155 mph
  
Transmission6-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeUnleaded Petrol
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban19.2 mpg
Extra Urban34 mpg
Combined26.9 mpg
  
Insurance Group18
Euro NCAP Rating4
Warranty3-year/60,000 mile warranty (whichever comes first)
3-year unlimited warranty on the paintwork
8-year warranty against rust perforation
Price (when tested on the 20/01/05)£34,313.00 OTR
Our test car £36,083.00 (Includes £500 pearlescent paint option and £1,270 Atacama natural leather upholstery)

The information contained within this Volvo S60 review may have changed since publication on the 20 January 2005. The actual model road tested may feature options and functionality specific to that model, which may not be available as on option or be fitted to other models in the range. Options may not be available on UK specification cars. You may wish to check with your local Volvo dealer, before making a purchasing decision. E.&.O.E. You may NOT reproduce this car review in full or part, in any format without our written permission. carpages.co.uk © 2017