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69 Volvo S60 2.0 T5 Inscription Plus 4dr Auto

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

12.3" Active TFT crystal driver's information display9" centre console touch screen
Adjustable steering wheel forceBluetooth handsfree system
Drive mode settingsDriver alert control with lane keeping aid
Front and rear park assistHands free boot opening
Oncoming Lane MitigationSensus navigation with European mapping and traffic information
Service interval indicatorSpeed limiter
Speed sensitive steeringTrip computer
Voice activated control for key functionsVolvo on call

Entertainment

Auxiliary input socketDAB Radio (Digital Audio Broadcasting)

Exterior Features

Active high beamAdaptive brake lights with high level LED brake lights
Auto dimming interior mirrorAutomatic active bending LED headlights with adaptive shadow technology incorporating day running lights
Automatic headlight levelling systemBody colour bumpers
Chrome deco lower front bumperChrome window surround
Colour coordinated auto folding and heated power door mirrorsDual integrated exhaust pipes
Front aluminium tread platesFront and rear power windows
Front LED fog lights with cornering functionHeadlight cleaning system
High gloss black front grille with chrome insertsHome safe and approach lighting
Puddle lightsRain sensor with automatic windscreen wiper activation
Rear diffuserRoof antenna
Roof spoilerVisible VIN plate

Interior Features

2 zone electronic climate control with Clean zone air quality system + pollen filter3 spoke leather steering wheel with chrome trim
A-pillar parking ticket holderB Pillar ventilation
Centre console cupholdersDriver and front passenger seat cushion extension
Fixed rear seat and headrestsFloor mats
Front and rear footwell and side step illuminationFront and rear reading lights and centre armrest Storage Illumination
Front head restraintsFront/rear door pockets and front cupholder illumination
Glovebox compartment with illuminationHeated front seats
Height/reach adjustable steering columnHigh gloss black steering wheel remote infotainment controls
Illuminated vanity mirrors + ticket holderISOFIX attachment on outer rear seats
Lockable gloveboxLuggage compartment illumination
Luggage compartment load hooksLuggage compartment net pocket
Multicolour theatre lightingNappa soft leather perforated and ventilated upholstery
Power driver seat with multi directional lumbar support and memory for seat and exterior mirrorsPower front seat side support
Power passenger seat with memoryRear armrest with storage + cupholders
Rear head restraintsTailgate illumination and ambient door lighting
Underfloor cargo storage 

Safety

5 x 3 point seatbeltsCity safety with steering support with Pedestrian + cyclist + large animal detection + front collision warning with full auto brake
Dual stage Driver/Passenger AirbagsFirst aid kit
Front passenger airbag cut off switchFront seats SIPS airbags
Hill start assistIC (Inflatable Curtains) - Full Length
Mechanical child locks on rear doorsPower parking brake with auto hold function
Road sign information displayRun off Road Mitigation
Run off Road ProtectionSeatbelt reminder and pretensioners for all seats
SIPS (Side Impact Protection System)Slippery road and hazard light alert
Stability and Traction Control with Spin control, Engine Drag Control and Corner Traction ControlTyre pressure monitoring system
Vehicle deceleration control with Anti-lock Brake System, Electronic Brake Distribution and Emergency Brake AssistWarning triangle
WHIPS whiplash protection system - front 

Security

Anti-theft alarm including immobiliser/volume sensor + level sensorKeyless drive (includes keyless entry and keyless start) with remote tag
Locking wheel nutsNappa leather key integrated remote control central locking including fuel flap with deadlocking system and auto open/close power windows
Private locking for bootlid 

Technical

8 speed automatic transmission with start/stop + manual change functions
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)152Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1969Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTURBO INJECTIONGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionAUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrueWLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min7.1WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max7.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min6.5WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max6.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min5.9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max11.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min10.9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max8.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min7.4WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max35.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min39.8WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max37.2
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min43.5WLTP - MPG - High - Max42.2
WLTP - MPG - High - Min47.9WLTP - MPG - Low - Max24.4
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min25.9WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max34.4
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min38.2 

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power250
Coin DescriptionT5Coin SeriesInscription Plus
Generation Mark2Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0734E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years8Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)6.5Engine Power - BHP250
Engine Power - KW184Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5500Engine Torque - LBS.FT258
Engine Torque - MKG35.7Engine Torque - NM350
Engine Torque - RPM1800Top Speed145

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front235/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear235/45 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleMULTI SPOKEWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1437Length4761
Wheelbase2872Width1916
Width (including mirrors)2040 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)60Gross Vehicle Weight2190
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)442Max. Loading Weight584
Max. Roof Load75Max. Towing Weight - Braked1800
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750Minimum Kerbweight1606
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.3
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Volvo S60

Volvo's MK3 model S60 saloon has the market's most elite mid-sized executive saloon models in its sights. If you're thinking of something 3 Series-sized, Jonathan Crouch thinks you should also consider an S60 too.

Ten Second Review

Sportier and more stylish, this more dynamic third generation S60 mid-sized sports saloon addresses the areas where previous Volvo executive cars have ultimately failed to deliver. It's engineered to be a far better driver's car than its predecessor and both quality and cabin design have taken a huge step forward. Plus it's the safest contender in its class. If you're looking for a change from your usual A4, 3 Series or C-Class, this S60's worth a look.

Background

Does life really begin at sixty? If you're a potential Volvo owner, the answer may well be yes. The Swedish maker's third generation S60 saloon is, we're told, the most dynamic Volvo ever, both to look at and to drive, something of a departure for a brand that has built its reputation on substance and safety rather than style and sportiness. But then something pretty radical was needed to break the German stranglehold on the BMW 3 Series-dominated mid-sized executive market where this car must compete. This MK3 S60 has provided it. If in buying a Volvo, you expect all the design flair of a chartered accountancy firm, then this car will come as quite a shock, with sharp styling that sets it apart, both inside and out. The promise is that this will be matched with a greater emphasis on driver involvement than any model the company has produced in its history - a much harder thing to deliver. Particularly if, as we're promised, all this has been achieved without sacrificing the substance and safety part of the brand value proposition. Does it all add up? Let's see.

Driving Experience

Volvos have tended to feel like the safe cars they are when you get them out on the road but with this MK3 S60, more emphasis than ever before has been placed on instilling some excitement. This third generation S60 design is the first Volvo car to be sold without a diesel offer, signalling the company's commitment to electrification and a long-term future beyond the traditional combustion engine. That's some way off yet though and for the time being, most S60 sales will be centred around the brand's usual conventional B5 mild hybrid petrol powerplant, which has a power output of 250hp channelled through 8-speed auto transmission. The B5 manages 62mph from rest in 6.5s en route to a maximum of 145mph. The alternative is to opt for the brand's Recharge plug-in technology. There are two top AWD variants of this car that use that. The standard T8 uses a 303hp version of the 2.0-litre engine and offers a WLTP-rated all-electric driving potential of up to 36 miles when fully charged. The ultimate S60 though, is the top 'Polestar Engineered' T8 flagship derivative, which tweaks that petrol powerplant out to 318hp and includes a set of adaptable Ohlins DFD dampers. Handling's improved courtesy of 5% stiffer springs and 245-section Pirelli P Zero tyres. Whichever of the T8 models you choose, you'll find the engine's total output boosted by an 87hp electric motor powered by a battery pack neatly packaged away in the transmission tunnel.

Design and Build

This is one of the best looking Volvos we've seen for a good few decades and it's also notable for being the first model the brand has made at its American plant in Charleston, South Carolina. Style-wise, there are elements in the design of the larger S90 saloon, but with this mid-sized model, there are much shorter overhangs, a lipped boot lid and a racy standard body kit to emphasise the point that this Volvo is aimed at people who enjoy their driving. Under the skin, as expected, sits the same sophisticated 'Scalable Product Architecture' (SPA) platform that we've already seen, not only in this car's V60 estate showroom stablemate but also in all the brand's other most recent mid and large-size models. At the wheel ('the most important part of any car' according to Volvo's Head of Design) it's all very nice indeed, with a premium feel right across the S60 range that you only really get on the more expensive versions of BMW, Audi and Mercedes rivals. The brand says that when creating interiors, it applies the same principles that you would when designing a living room. High-quality materials, intelligent use of space and attention to detail work together to create a distinctly Swedish interior that's simple and elegant. As you might expect, the cabin directly mirrors that of this model's V60 estate stablemate, with a neat dashboard highlighted by a smart and sharp looking 9.3-inch portrait central touchscreen. There's a 442-litre boot in the B5 (it's 390-litres in the T8).

Market and Model

Around 85% of S60 sales will be accounted for by the B5 version, mostly in 'R-Design' form, which costs around £39,000. For around £900 more, there's also a more luxury-oriemtated B5 'Inscription' derivative. If you want the Recharge T8 Plug-in hybrid (which uses a 303hp engine), you'll need a £45,000 budget for the standard model - or around £50,000 for the uprated 'Polestar Engineered' version (which uses a 318hp engine). All S60 models come well equipped, with full-LED headlights, auto headlamps and wipers, active high beam and front and rear parking sensors. Inside, there's a 12.3-inch Active TFT Crystal Driver's instrument display to display conventional instrument binnacle dials. Plus there's 2-Zone electronic climate control, heated front seats. Infotainment's taken care of by a 9-inch portrait-style centre touch screen that gives you access to a 170-watt 10-speaker DAB audio system, Sensus navigation and a Bluetooth hands-free 'phone system, plus compatibility with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and 4G.

Cost of Ownership

So to the WLTP figures. The conventional B5 mild hybrid petrol version manages up to 49.6mpg on the combined cycle and up to 153g/km of CO2. Obviously, the best returns come from the Recharge T8 Plug-in hybrid variants. With these models, a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine is mated to an 87hp electric motor driving the rear wheels and powered by a rechargeable 11.8kWh battery pack. This delivers an all-electric driving range that's WLTP-rated at up to 36.7 miles for the standard T8 variant, assuming you switch into the 'Pure' all-EV driving mode that's provided with the Recharge powertrain. More usually though, S60 Plug-in hybrid owners will be driving in one of the other provided drive mode settings - usually 'Hybrid', which sees the powertrain switch seamlessly between petrol and electric power, as required. There's also the option to 'Hold' the battery's charge for use later in your journey - say for town driving at the end of a long trip. Until that point though, you'd be at the wheel of quite a thirsty, mid-sized estate that'd become even less economical if you were to use the option to charge the batteries up the car on the move with the engine acting as a generator. It'd be much better of course, for an S60 Recharge T8 model owner to do as much charging as possible from the mains before setting off. Customers will be able to buy a wallbox from Volvo that will charge their cars on 16-amp power in about two and a half hours. If you're out and about and find a 10-amp pubic charging point, the charging time will be slightly longer - three and a half hours - while connecting up to a normal domestic three-pin 6-amp supply will take six hours.

Summary

Volvo executive cars have usually been safe, reliable and practical - but sporty and stylish? In the past, buyers with those things as priorities may have felt inclined to look elsewhere. This third generation S60 changes that kind of thinking. It incorporates the vibrant design that's been creeping into other Volvo products for a while now and accentuates it in a sleek four-door package with a driver-focused chassis and a range of high-tech engine options highlighted by the latest-generation 'Drive-E' engines. There's a roomy cabin and the bundle of advanced safety equipment we've always expected from Volvo is also in evidence. Overall then, what we have here is a less retiring Sixty, a highly impressive package that's an intriguing alternative to the mid-sized executive mainstream. You should try it.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
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Styling
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Build
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Value
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Equipment
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Economy
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Depreciation
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Insurance
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* This vehicle is affected by the new 2020 road tax rules. Find out more

** Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards. Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£399
Deposit£399
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate2.82%
Cash price£25,998
Credit amount£25,599
Guaranteed future value£10,757
Total amount payable£29,930.21
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge7.31p per mile
Representative APR5.5%
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