The Volvo S60's four petrol engines are turbocharged and boast Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) which improves low-end torque (more torque at low and medium speeds) and cuts fuel consumption.
How It Drove - Performance
The Volvo S60's four petrol engines are turbocharged and boast Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) which improves low-end torque (more torque at low and medium speeds) and cuts fuel consumption. The T5's 2319cc engine produces 250 bhp which enables it to accelerate from 0-62 mph in just 6.8 seconds and continue to a top speed of 155mph. It was this performance that enabled an S60 T5 to smash 18 British Land Speed Records in an endurance test at Millbrook in October 2000. It averaged 125.10 mph over 24 hours!
The T5 is equally at home in rush hour traffic as it is smashing British Land Speed Records and around town it was effortless to drive. The slick five-speed manual gearbox complemented the engine perfectly and it even managed to relieve the frustrations of the school run.When unleashed on the open road the T5 proved beyond doubt that it is a true sports saloon, able to deliver exceptional performance. It also has the personality to match offering an exhilarating yet reassuring drive.
The S60 T5 is also a powerful Motorway cruiser which enables you to cover great distances in comfort and has more than adequate power for clean, safe overtaking.
However, a word of caution when driving the T5 - This car is so refined and smooth that before you know it you could find yourself exceeding the national speed limit and possibly spending some time relying on public transport.
Volvo S60 Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Volvo S60 T5 SE|
|Colour||Black Sapphire Metallic|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||6.8 Seconds|
|Top Speed||155 mph|
|Fuel Type||Petrol - Unleaded|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||31.0 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||4|
|Warranty||3-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 04/01/04)||£26,300 OTR|
Car as tested £32,587.33
Includes the following options:
Sports Pack £1590
Bi-Xenon Headlamps £650
Metallic Paint £500
Reversing Sensors £387.33
Winter Pack £375
Mesh Aluminium Trim £250
Rear Cupholder £35
and Navigation Pack 1 £2300