Volvo S60R Review

Volvo S60 R
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Volvo S60 Review

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The interior styling of the S60 R is the epitome of Swedish style combining both functional elements and understated elegance.

How It Looks - Interior

The interior styling of the S60 R is the epitome of Swedish style combining both functional elements and understated elegance.

The cabin is beautifully crafted and our test car featured the optional atacama natural leather upholstery and although expensive at £1,270 it really enhanced the ambience of the cabin. Luxury colour coordinated floor mats and carpet complete the look

The steering wheel and handbrake lever are leather encased and the space ball gear knob (standard on the S60 R (manual only) had an aluminium ball-shaped base and the gear knob and handbrake lever are detailed with blue stitching. The colour coordinating leather inset door panels feature brushed aluminium trim. The hood above the instrument panel is trimmed in leather with blue stitching and the chronograph instrument dials are blue with silver surrounds.

Infotainment

The Volvo S60 R is equipped with a high performance sound audio system RDS 6 x CD Radio with Dolby Pro Logic II surround sound, 4x50W amplifier and 9 speakers.

Sound quality is good and steering wheel mounted controls are standard keeping your hands safely on the wheel.

Rivals
  • Audi S4, BMW M3 and Mercedes-Benz C55 AMG
What We Liked
  • The performance and handling
  • Active Performance Chassis
  • The stunning exterior and interior styling
  • The high level of safety equipment
  • Bi-Xenon headlamps and daytime running lights
  • Superb seat design
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Cruise control
  • Automatic windscreen wiper activation with rain sensor
What We Disliked
  • The turning circle
What We'd Like To See
  • Parking sensors as standard on the S60 R
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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)

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