The award-winning turbo charged and supercharged T8 Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid will be available in the new S60, delivering 313 horsepower with a rear electric motor adding 87 horsepower for a combined power output of 400 horsepower. The overall system output for the T6 Twin Engine is 340 horsepower and 435 pound-feet, while the T8 makes 390 horsepower and 472 pound-feet. The Pilot Assist system - which supports the driver with steering, acceleration and braking on well-marked roads up to 80 mph - has been upgraded with improved cornering performance. The T8, however, is harder to love. The gearbox is a six-speed auto with manual shift function.
The judgments and opinions of Roadshow's editorial team are our own and we do not accept paid editorial content. The actual range will however depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style. That's right, Volvo is expanding its plug-in offerings, and the V60 is the first model to use the smaller T6 Twin Engine setup, in addition to the larger T8. Polestar also adds adjustable Öhlins dampers, a front strut bar, and larger six-piston Brembo brake calipers. Cars serviced by Volvo are also given complimentary annual roadside cover. The petrol engine drives the front wheels while the electric motor works on the rears. The V60 isn't currently offered in regular T8 form.
The 299bhp petrol engine powers the front wheels via and eight-speed auto box. Yes, the 60- and 90-series cars are all starting to look like Russian dolls -- the same basic formula in slightly different sizes -- but that's hardly reason for complaint. Thankfully, the V60 T8's stopping power isn't quite as jerky as the S60 Polestar Engineered's, with its more powerful Brembo setup. The optional Pilot Assist system — which supports the driver with steering, acceleration and braking on well-marked roads up to 80 mph — has been upgraded with improved cornering performance. The resulting output numbers might be impressive on paper, but the car never really feels that enthusiastic from behind the wheel. The V60 also gets Volvo's semi-autonomous Pilot Assist system, which aids with steering, acceleration and braking at speeds up to 80 mph.
That goal is part of a larger strategy to grow the number of plug-in cars in its lineup over the next few years. Depending on whether you use a 6A, 10A or 16A socket, a complete battery charge will take 7. Like every plug-in hybrid model, the fuel-efficiency you achieve in the T8 Twin Engine will depend entirely on how much you drive using battery power. Drive with the battery empty and the petrol engine is likely to return between 35 and 40mpg. In Power mode the T8 will dash from 0-62mph in an alarming 4.
The non-electrified T6 engine is a much smoother operator, and as I said in my , the turbo-only T5 offers the best powertrain refinement. Nevertheless it's as much a compromise as any other multi-purpose motor. The V60 T8 is set to be the middle version of three plug-in hybrid V60s, with a less powerful and more affordable T6 Twin Engine expected in the near future. It's called the V60 T8 Twin Engine, but Volvo isn't planning to offer it in the United States. Each option shows how fast the battery can be charged from empty to full. You'll never guess what it looks like. Volvo says this combination allows the V60 to sprint to 62 miles per hour in a respectable 5.
You want an all-weather wagon that's drop-dead gorgeous? And indeed, cost is already the biggest issue with the T8 setup. The R-Design version is the most racey, so you get sports part-leather seats and gearshift paddles behind the steering wheel. The only thing prettier than a Volvo V60 is the surrounding Swedish landscape. Charging is done using a Type 2 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 3. The optional Cross Traffic Alert with autobrake further improves safety for people inside and outside the car. Data Protection Registration number Z2906741.
Polestar optimization for the S60 includes upgraded suspension and braking components for a thrilling drive. So is this really three cars in one? Faster, certainly, than it needs to be. Its strengths lie in other areas, though; like its bigger brother the V90, it's a supremely quiet and comfortable motorway cruiser. The T8's interior is the same as any other V60, except for the hybrid-specific crystal shift lever. In a world first, City Safety now also engages autobraking to mitigate oncoming collisions.
Until you clog it, at which point the petrol engine makes itself heard. The V60 T8 uses a 2. Even the most basic T5 Momentum model is a luxurious affair, and you can get it with the ultracool. First customer deliveries are expected in Q3 2018. In the meantime, Volvo also plans to expand its lineup of plug-in hybrids.
Because Brits like a bit of schportiness. The optional Cross Traffic Alert with autobrake further enhances safety for people inside and outside the car. We take the hassle out of working out the Volvo V60 Volvo company car tax! Under the bonnet there's a 299bhp 2. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 26 mi. Rapid charging comparison based on rapid charge rate.