Heico Sportiv has unveiled the first images and official details on its program for the Volvo S60 luxury sedan. The tuner has updated both the car’s aerodynamics and output with the package becoming available September 5, 2010.
The exterior package includes a new front spoiler mounted on the original bumper, a PUR-R-RIM rear skirt in diffuser, and left and right oval end-pipes of the quad outlet exhaust system. The package is finished with 18-20" sport wheels.
The most powerful engine in the Volvo S60 line-up, the T6, delivers a total of 304 HP, so taking it to 330 HP is quite impressive. For the 2.0 T engine, the tuner managed to squeeze an extra 47 HP, while the T6 has been upgraded to an impressive 330 HP. The result is a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph.
UPDATE 08/25/2010: This article has been updated with the official details on the Heico Sportiv Volvo S60 luxury sedan.
Oh, the power of the internet. After Volvo released the S60 luxury sedan, they decided that they would also bring a convertible version of the model to the market. This vehicle has yet to be revealed and no one has been able to receive a peek at what the car will look like. Until now. Attending a dealer presentation in Sweden, a ballsy individual sneaked in a camera phone to snap a quick pic of the vehicle. This is the first image of the car. We have to say we love the power of the internet, obviously. Whenever you can get a shot of a car that has yet to be released to the public is always a good day.
This convertible is said to be unveiled sometime in 2012 and, although it will be a convertible version of the S60, it will not be called the S60. Volvo has been throwing around the C60 as a potential name for the car, but, for the sake of simplicity, we will continue to call it the convertible S60. The S60 convertible will be a successor for the C70, and, like the car it replaces, it will feature a folding, hardtop roof with a front fascia identical to the standard S60. The rear lights will also receive some minor changes.
Under the hood there will be the same engine line-up as in the sedan, starting with a 115 HP DRIVe and ending with a T6 turbocharged producing a maximum output of 304 HP and 324.5 lb-ft of torque.
Although we have had the pleasure to take a look at the convertible model of the Volvo S60, we will still have to wait a little longer to receive full specs, prices, and other changes made to the vehicle. That is, of course, if the information isn’t leaked first.
The Swedish automaker Volvo officially unveiled the S60 luxury sedan that will make its world debut in March at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. Production will start early this summer at the Volvo Cars plant in Ghent, Belgium. "The all-new Volvo S60 is sculpted to move you. It looks and drives like no other Volvo before and the car’s technology will help you to be safer and more confident behind the wheel," according to Stephen Odell, President and CEO of Volvo Cars.
The new 2011 Volvo S60 will be available with a variety of diesel and gas burning power plants spanning the range from an economical 115 HP DRIVe version to a high performance T6 turbocharged mill producing a maximum output of 304 HP and 324.5 lb-ft of torque, the S60 can sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in just 6.5 seconds and reach a top speed limited to 155 MPH. The 2011 S60 will be offered with a long list of safety technologies, including: City Safety, Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake, Corner Traction Control for tighter cornering and Advanced Stability Control. After all it is a Volvo.
Updated 05/10/2010: Volvo today announced prices for the 2011 S60 Sport Sedan. It will go on sale in late 2010 at a price of $37,700. The all-new 2011 Volvo S60 beats a showroom equipped 2011 BMW 335i xDrive by a whopping $7,150, and a Mercedes-Benz C350 by an impressive $1,765.
In what could possible be one of the brand’s most embarrassing moments in its history, Volvo’s attempted demonstration of their 2011 Volvo S60 sedan’s new ’Collision Warning with Auto Brake’ system goes horribly wrong when the car’s new system fails to work, causing the S60 to ram head-first into the back of a parked truck - in front of a stunned audience including members of the media.
According to Volvo, the system works in such a way that it "automatically brakes the car if there is an imminent risk of a collision with a moving or stationary vehicle. The system starts by alerting the driver and preparing the braking system for emergency braking. If the driver does not respond despite the warning, the brakes are applied automatically."
While previous tests of the system showed that it actually does work, Volvo - or at least that particular S60 sedan - chose a wrong time to mess up a demonstration that was supposed to reinforce the long-held notion that the Swedish car brand builds one of the safest cars in the world.
Volvo announced today that the new five-cylinder 2-liter turbodiesel engine that launched in the new S60 luxury sedan will be available for the entire line-up for the 2011 model year.
For the Volvo S80, V70, XC70, and XC60 models, the new engine delivers a total of 163 HP and 400 Nm of torque. For the S80, V70, XC70, and XC60the engine can go up to 205 HP and 420 Nm of torque. For all models, the engine can be mated to either a six-speed automatic transmission or six-speed manual gearbox.
The C30, S40, V50 and C70 models will get two versions of the engine: one developing 177 hp and 400 Nm of torque and one developing 150 hp and 350 Nm of torque.
The great thing about this new engine is that it will provide better fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions. Isn’t that everyone’s goal nowadays? Just how much savings are we talking about. Hit the jump and check out the chart provided by Volvo.
Volvo’s "How Naughty Do You Want It" campaign is kicking into high gear and the Swedish manufacturer is giving the people a chance to come up with ideas on the lengths Volvo will take to prove it’s "naughtiness".
As a brief teaser of what’s in line for the campaign, Volvo announced in this video that they will be doing something very "un-Volvo-like" in the coming weeks, which means that we’re probably going to see these guys finally come out of the their boxy shells and become a little more risque.
How risque do we think? Well, if they can put some walk behind the talk they’ve been dishing out, then we probably should expect something along the lines of using a Volvo S60 and doing something straight out of the Fast and the Furious.
Yep, ’Volvo’ and ’Fast and the Furious’ in the same sentence. Who would have thought, huh? Seems Volvo is trying to shed the "old people" clothing and try on some fresh, young threads.
We’ve been getting so many April Fools stories, we’re finding it increasingly difficult to determine which stories are legitimate from the ones that are bogus. Fortunately – and after careful reading – this one is completely authentic.
Volvo – not exactly the first brand you’d think of in terms of racing – is entering the new S60 in the Belgian Touring Car Series. No punch lines there.
Naturally, the S60 that will compete in the Belgian TOCA has been modified for racing conditions. It’s been fitted with a racing body kit they’re calling ‘Silhouette S1’, a tubular frame chassis, a modified suspension, and high-performance brakes.
In addition to that, Volvo also modified the S60’s engine to a mid-mounted 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces an output of 410 horsepower and 412 Nm of torque.
"The all-new Volvo S60 sports sedan is Volvo’s most exciting driving experience so far and there is no better way to show this than by bringing it to the race track,” said Bart Crols, Managing Director of Volvo Cars Belgium. “Volvo and the all-new S60 have a special place in the people’s hearts here as several Volvo models, including the new S60, are built in Belgium at the Volvo Cars Ghent plant."
Volvo promised us ’Naughty Volvos’ and they pretty much delivered on that vow, only they did that none of us expected.
As part of our assuming natures, we initially thought that the whole ’Naughty’ campaign involved a strikingly sportier S60 sedan breaking cover at the Geneva Motor Show. It turns out that the S60 didn’t even make an appearance at the auto salon and the whole ’Naughty’ campaign is actually a video series Volvo produced to showcase the S60`s renewed capabilities in a three-part, three-level slalom test that pits the S60 against some pretty stiff obstacles that gets ’naughtier’ as the levels increase and become a little harder than the last.
And to make it for interactive, Volvo is letting the people decide just how ’naughty’ Level 4 should be. All you need to do is go to Volvo’s Facebook page to share your two cents on what kind of obstacle the S60 should drive in.
Volvo’s new 2011 S60 sedan is coming close to breaking cover at the Geneva Motor Show next month. But even if the event is still a month-and-something away, Volvo was kind enough to give us a glimpse of what the S60 is all about.
As the car Volvo is pinning its hopes on against the BMW 3-Series and the Audi A4, the S60 is an obvious departure from the boxy cars Volvo has become known for. That’s a great thing, especially in this day and age where cars are becoming more and more sleek and contoured.
In this action video, the S60 is seen showing off its capabilities both on the clear and open road and on the dessert. According to Volvo, this video is the first of three promo videos for the S60 that will released prior to its official unveiling in Geneva next month.
Volvo has also been tight-lipped on the S60’s technical side where they are seemingly holding-off on giving away any more information – apart from these promo videos – about the car until the covers are lifted next month.
In the meantime, check out this video of the S60 and wait for the two other promo videos that are scheduled to be released in the coming weeks.
It took some time but finally, Armagan has finished his take on the new car. But while that whole thing would have been simple for any other artist, the catch is, Armagan painted the S60 despite being blind.
But of course that didn’t stop him from creating a remarkable depiction of the still-mysterious design. Even more amazing is that Volvo has decided to auction off Armagan’s painting with all the proceeds going straight to the World Blind Union.
According to Lukas Dohle, director of Live Communication and Social Media of Volvo, the whole experience of working with Armagan was nothing short of memorable. "It was an amazing experience to work together with Esref Armagan. He truly embraces life and we think that his approach matches exactly how we at Volvo embrace life. Through this auction and the donation to World Blind Union we will take this rewarding corporation even one step further.”
The auction is available on eBay and will start at 8 pm EST on December 7 until December 17.
We appreciate a good artwork when we see one and given his disability, Armagan’s work left out jaws on the floor, proving yet once more that despite the cards you’re dealt, nothing is impossible if you don’t let the negativity take you down.