Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Volvo S60 & XC60 T6 R-Design To Debut This Summer

The all-new Volvo S60 T6 R-Design and enhanced XC60 T6 R-Design will debut in North America this summer with a 325 horsepower turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine delivering 354 lb-ft. of torque on a sport chassis that features a strut brace under the hood that ties together the suspension strut towers, stiffening the body structure and improving steering response. New rear dampers feature a monotube concept which delivers compression and return damping via the same valve, giving a shorter, faster fluid flow. This in turn means the damper responds more quickly. Springs are shortened by 15mm and have an increased stiffness of 15%, while rear bushings are 20% stiffer. The S60 T6 R-Design is available with Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake which helps the car avoid hitting a pedestrian at speeds up to 22 miles per hour.