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'.
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