Tuesday, June 22, 2010

2011 Volvo S60 Price and Features

According to Volvo their new 2011 version of Volvo S60 is expected to be available for customers in US market by the end of 2010.The new Volvo S60 comes included with a new new Pedestrian Detection system that automatically applies the brakes if it detects an impending collision.2011 Volvo S60 made its first appearance in the Geneva motor show is an all-new second-generation model and comes packed with new technology as well as more safety features.

Standard Features comes with 2011 S60 includes  power windows, power door locks with keyless entry, cruise control, and dual-zone automatic climate control with air conditioning and pollen/dust filter where as the top model of 2011 Volvo S60 includes features like standard leather sport seats, power glass sunroof, compass in the rear-view mirror, Satellite Radio prep, upgraded 6-speed "Geartronic" transmission and larger wheels and tires.

2011 Volvo S60 Engine

The 2011 Volvo S60 is powered with engine options includes either a 4 or a 6cylinder turbocharged engine and the customer could select either front or all-wheel drive.Both engines are fitted to a standard second-generation 6-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission, enables smoother shifts and provides greater improvement in efficiency.

The standard model includes 2.0-liter 4-cylinder GTDi (Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection) engine.The engine is fitted with a single turbocharger produces a maximum power of 203 horsepower and a peak 221 lb.-ft. of torque.The engine accelerates Volvo S60 to 60 mph or 100kmph in 8.2 seconds.

The other engine option is the more powerful turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder produce 304 horsepower and 325 lb.-ft. of torque.The engine takes 6.5 seconds to accelerates to the 60 mph or 100kmph mark.

The 2011 Volvo S60 is also offered in the All-Wheel Drive option with Instant Traction (AWD is standard on the T6) and is computer-controlled that delivers up to 50 percent more torque to the rear axle when needed.
2011 Volvo S60 Chasis

2011 Volvo S60 comes offered with two chasis options-comfort and sport ,where the comfort is the standard and the sport varient comes as an optional.The difference between comfort and sport is found in the dampers and the front and rear subframes.The front suspensin is of MacPherson strut design and a multi-link independent type in the rear.Hydraulic shocks,stabilizer bars and 4-wheel disc brakes comes as standared options in Volvo S60.

2011 Volvo S60 Safety Features

The 2011 Volvo S60 safety features includes Dual-stage front air bags (SRS) and Volvo’s standard Side Impact Protection System (SIPS) with side air bags, An Inflatable Curtain (IC), the Whiplash Protection Seating System (WHIPS), and seat belts with pyrotechnic pre-tensioners in all seating positions comes as satandard safety measures in all models.All models also features stability and traction control, tire-pressure-monitoring system (TPMS) and ISO-FIX attachment for rearward-facing child safety seats.

For increasing the safety during city drives Volvo S60 includes a technology in which the car will automatically apply its brakes if the driver fails to react in time.This is enabled by Pedestrian Detection facility.

According to Volvo the upcoming 2011 Volvo S60 all-wheel-drive S60 T6 AWD sedan will be available for a price of $37,700.
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