Prices and full specification details have been announced for the all-new Volvo S60 models. Prices range from £23,295 up to £36,745 for the top-of-the-range T6 AWD SE Lux Geartronic Premium. Orders can be placed now ahead of the car's arrival in dealer showrooms in July, with first customer deliveries in August.
The newly developed five-cylinder 2.0-litre D3 engine produces 163hp and 400Nm of torque. With a manual gearbox, fuel consumption is up to 54.3mpg (EU Combined, preliminary figure). The now-familiar twin-turbo D5 powerplant produces 205hp and 420Nm of torque and accelerates from 0-62mph in 7.8 seconds. In the guise of the new S60, the D5 engine delivers fuel consumption of 53.3mpg (EU Combined). The engine powers the car from zero to 62mph in just 6.5 seconds and onto a top speed of 155 mph, while still offering fuel consumption of 28.5mpg (EU Combined).
The S60 features pedestrian detection with full auto brake system. pedestrian detection consists of a newly developed radar unit integrated into the car’s grille, a camera fitted in front of the interior rear-view mirror, and a central control unit. The radar’s task is to detect any object in front of the car and to determine the distance to it. The camera's role is to determine what type of object it is. The full auto brake part of the technology also responds to vehicles in front of the S60 that are at a standstill or moving in the same direction.
In order to generate an immediate, intuitive reaction, this warning resembles a brake light. At the same time, the car’s brakes are pre-charged. If the driver does not react to the warning and an accident is imminent, full braking power is automatically applied. Pedestrian detection with full auto brake can avoid a collision with a pedestrian at speeds of up to 21mph. At higher vehicle speeds, the system's focus is on reducing the car’s speed as much as possible prior to the impact, with the speed falling by up to 21mph.
Standard features include safety systems and the pedestrian detection combined with ACC (adaptive cruise control) with distance alert, queue assist and collision warning with full auto brake is available as an option on the S60 for £1,3501.
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