Volvo has given the S60 a new look for the 2013 season with attention to the interior, exterior and engines.
The exterior sees the chrome frame around the grille has been removed and a new bigger ironmark badge, previously visible washer nozzles have been relocated out of sight under the bonnet. The radar cover has been painted gloss black, which practically makes it disappear in the grille. You can now have 19-inch wheels and keep the same profile height as 18-inch ones, so they don't lose any of the ride quality.
On the inside there are new sports seats which offer great hugging side support all the way from the thighs to the shoulders.
On the engine front it is all about reducing – reducing the fuel consumption and lowering the CO2 emissions.
The fuel consumption of the 115 hp D2 diesel with a manual gearbox has been improved to an official 70.6mpg on the combined cycle with CO2 emissions of 106 g/km. The corresponding figures with the automatic gearbox are 68.9mpg and 107 g/km.
The automatic D3 (136 hp) and D4 (163 hp) versions of the new Volvo S60 report a fuel figure of 57.6mpg with CO2 emissions of 129 g/km.
There are improvements with petrol engines, the S60 with the 1.6-litre GTDi (Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection) engine T4 (180 hp) or T3 (150 hp) and automatic gearbox are recording the official fuel consumption at 41.5mpg (159 g/km). The corresponding figure for the V60 T3 and T4 is 39.2mpg (167 g/km).
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