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New Volvo S60: a lot of pluses and minus 4 (not counting the price)

This is Russia’s first S60 third generation. “Behind the wheel” took the car with a capacity of 249 turbosim, 8-speed automatic and all-wheel drive.Alexander Vinogradov “Behind the wheel”

But let’s just look at the trunk! Nothing special, except one thing — box to collect plastic waste. You know, the environment in the trend. In Europe during the passage of THE next MOT at the official dealer, the trash will be collected and send for recycling.

Because I stop in once in six months, this “handbag” may not be enough — if only not to limit the collection of plastic cups of coffee. But I’m more interested in something else: and our dealers what they would do? Politely ignore the trash, or will be a shake out contents into the nearest trash that the client feel involved in the greening of the planet?

The God of thunder

Salon — like other Volvo. Perfectly sophisticated workplace of the driver and pedigree materials: real metal, real wood.Salon — like other Volvo. Perfectly sophisticated workplace of the driver and pedigree materials: real metal, real wood.

Cool multimedia system paints the front panel, but the lack of physical keys on the unit — a clear miss.Cool multimedia system paints the front panel, but the lack of physical keys on the unit — a clear miss.

Uncluttered dashboard is transformed into the dark: two great looking device out of the darkness, like a Night Fury.Uncluttered dashboard is transformed into the dark: two great looking device out of the darkness, like a Night Fury.

Getting rid of the heaviness of the older S90, “shestidesyati” retained absolute awareness — even the emblem on the front is not needed. Led “hammer of Thor” in the front optics has become a hallmark of the current Volvo, as broad-shouldered drip line of machines of previous generations.

In the interior work and used the technique of Copy & Paste — salon observasi. Therefore, as in the other Volvo, it is not easy to cope with the menu, a large touchscreen of multimediasystem. Did not like and fully touch-sensitive controls microclimate. All the rage — but is inconvenient to use, especially on the go.

My grunts easily drowns out the radio. Sound — rock! Even without optional functions “the Gothenburg concert hall”. Most of the other cars “played” like a cheap radio.

The rock feel and the wooden finish, generously adorning the North, but a warm interior. And welcoming: the rear passengers of the Royal space, what the old machine was not.

The front seats are perfectly contoured. The cushion length is adjusted.The front seats are perfectly contoured. The cushion length is adjusted.

Rear surprisingly roomy for a midsize sedan, especially against the background of the previous “shestidesyati”.Rear surprisingly roomy for a midsize sedan, especially against the background of the previous “shestidesyati”.

The trunk accommodates nearly 400 litres. The box on the right for collection of plastic garbage; during the passage once THEN from an authorized dealer it will be picked up and sent to processing plants.The trunk accommodates nearly 400 litres. The box on the right for collection of plastic garbage; during the passage once THEN from an authorized dealer it will be picked up and sent to processing plants.

Sprung weight

All Volvo’s are now done on the platform SPA. And this is a multilink suspension front and back spring! About the handling you can forget?

We are in the twenty first century! Instead of a set of sheets under each wheel, the Swedes put flexible transverse leaf spring. Configuring chassis — fire! S60 quickly follows the steering commands, and accurate and timely response seasoned with a nice weight on the wheel. Overdone with speed in the turn? Smooth and safe sliding of all four leading under minimal body roll. Maybe the S60 is not hyperboling “treshki” BMW, but with the other sharks D‑segment easily contend.

Front suspension is a traditional platform-SPA — rack aluminum cross levers.Front suspension is a traditional platform-SPA — rack aluminum cross levers.

Rear suspension — flexible transverse springs. At present it is unusual, but for Volvo, the traditional.Rear suspension — flexible transverse springs. At present it is unusual, but for Volvo, the traditional.

Row “turboservice” B4204 issues 249 forces and optimal for S60. Experience has shown that motor is pretty reliable. Still the consumption is smaller! In city traffic, the Volvo easily eats 14-15 l/100 km. Alternative is “turboservice” T4 (190 HP) and front-wheel drive, the price of such car — 2 750 000.Row “turboservice” B4204 issues 249 forces and optimal for S60. Experience has shown that motor is pretty reliable. Still the consumption is smaller! In city traffic, the Volvo easily eats 14-15 l/100 km. Alternative is “turboservice” T4 (190 HP) and front-wheel drive, the price of such car — 2 750 000.

The label T5 long ago came to mean the power level, not the number of cylinders. Their always four. But 249 forces and 350 Newton metres, which already blows the turbo engine with small revs, easy to disperse the sedan to the juicy accompaniment: up to hundreds less than 7 seconds.

Swedish raspberries slightly spoils the Japanese cranberry — 8-speed Aisin fluid mechanics TG‑81S. Every touch of the accelerator pedal it reacts with inappropriate pause. And even the translation of a faceted cushion of the mode selection switch to Dynamic does not help the situation, except that almost smooths out.

The second miscalculation was hiding in the wheel arches and breaks out as soon as the tires touch the rough asphalt. On the background of the well-insulated engine compartment and noiseless flow of air flow via the faceted body of the body does not have insulation bottoms jarring.

The machine should learn intelligence from electronic assistants. Look at avtoparkova that steadily squeezes the car into a Parking space parallel to, and longitudinally. More Volvo wins active “cruise” and hold in the band — at the smoothness of operation and speed with him a few beats. Deceleration and acceleration are exactly what is needed in each situation. Can be arbitrarily long to go, all without touching the pedals. Gorgeous and steer in the band — without scary sharp maneuvers.

249 forces that the turbo is already blowing with low speed, easy to disperse the sedan to a hundred in less than 7 seconds.249 forces that the turbo is already blowing with low speed, easy to disperse the sedan to a hundred in less than 7 seconds.

Three half shots

“Shestidesyati” driven to us from America, with a plant in South Carolina. It is available for the price that he asked the Loch ness monster in one of the most famous episodes of “South Park” — “three takes”. S60 is it worth the money? You have to ask those who is searching for a new sedan of D‑class. If you leave the money issue aside, I liked the new S60. Despite a couple of punctures, it is original, does not deviate from the Scandinavian principles, confident and honest with the owner.

Volvo S60 T5 AWD

Length / width / height / base 4761 / 1850 / 1431 / 2872 mmtrunk Volume (VDA) 392 lEngine, petrol, P4, 16 valves, 1969 cm3; 183 kW / 249 HP at 5500 rpm; 350 nm at 1500-4500 rpmacceleration 0-100 km/h of 6.4 witha Maximum speed of 240 km/hFuel / fuel : AI‑95 / 60 lfuel Consumption: combined 7.3 l/100 kmDriveline all-wheel drive; A8

New Volvo S60: a lot of pluses and minus 4 (not counting the price)

This is Russia’s first S60 third generation. “Behind the wheel” took the car with a capacity of 249 turbosim, 8-speed automatic and all-wheel drive.

New Volvo S60: a lot of pluses and minus 4 (not counting the price)

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New Volvo S60: a lot of pluses and minus 4 (not counting the price)

This is Russia’s first S60 third generation. “Behind the wheel” took the car with a capacity of 249 turbosim, 8-speed automatic and all-wheel drive.

New Volvo S60: a lot of pluses and minus 4 (not counting the price)Photo: Alexander Kulnev

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