When Volvo introduced the redesigned S60 for 2011, they refused to use the HALDEX all -wheel drive system in favor of the T6 model, leaving T5 only a front -wheel drive. In an attempt to sell more cars to customers in the premium grade, Volvo added all -wheel drive to the T5 model as an option for $ 2000.
S60, with its basic price of less than $ 33,000, is the best -selling Volvo model. People like the design, comfort and uniqueness of the engine with five cylinders and turbocharges. The only car besides Volvo that uses a five -cylinder engine with a turbocharged is Audi RS TT.
T5 for 266 horsepower is fearless – a turbine engine pulls even at the lowest speeds. Inside is a very elegant design similar to Mercedes-Benz C-class cars. Sitting is wide and convenient, although there is some drawback in lateral support, but this is felt only when the car enters steep turns. The same trend is often manifested in Scoda cars. You can watch and buy Skoda in the Hem Motors car dealership.
The management is wonderful, although the car has a tendency to lean at intersections stronger than we are used to in European sedans. Even with an all -wheel drive system, the back of the car is felt uncontrollable during aggressive driving.
We noticed that Haldex-equipped cars tend to maintain their front-wheel drive features. This is true for 4Motion/Quattro Volkswagen Golf cars, and this, of course, takes place here. On the highway, Volvo claims that maximum performance occurs when the torque is distributed with a 95 percent bay of the front wheels. The maximum power will never go to the rear wheels. The maximum that shines for them is 50 percent of the engine power.
Fuel consumption in a five -cylinder turbocharged Volvo engine is only 10 liters per 100 km in the city and 7.5 liters along the highway.
In conclusion, it can be noted that if you are a fan of the BMW 328i car, then you probably will not give preference to Volvo. But on the other hand, if you are concerned about the style, comfort, the ratio of price and quality, safe, then the all -wheel drive S60 T5 is a firm choice.
Volvo S60 T5 2013.
Now on sale.
Basic price: 32,645 $.
Transmission: 250 horsepower, 266 nm, 2.5-liter i5; all -wheel drive, with an automatic six -speed gearbox.
0-100 km per hour: 6.6 seconds.
Own weight: 1702 kg.
Fuel consumption: 10 liters per 100 km in the city and 7.5 liters on the highway.