2013 Volvo S60 T5 AWD review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 10 August 2012 , 14:08:55 byDan

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Volvo S60 T5 AWD

Volvo developed the 2013 S60 T5 available with all-wheel drive. This current generation S60 received its third model this year powered by a turbo engine. The carmaker has decided to update the turbocharged 5-cylinder engine capable of developing 250 horsepower and 266 lb. ft. of torque in normal driving. Even if the output is the same, Volvo has added a new crankshaft and pistons and reduced the internal friction to improve drivability and performance. All the power produced is being sent to the wheels through a reprogrammed 6-speed automatic transmission for quicker cog swaps in Sport mode. This output enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds.


The carmaker is offering the 5th generation AWD with the T5 engine for $2.000 as a 2013 option. Because this system is lighter, this helps reduce rotating mass and thus increase fuel efficiency. The chassis was accomplished over everything from freeway expansion joints to cattle grids and the 235/45-R17 tires offer adequate sidewall compliance to preserve ride quality. Its quiet interior remained unchanged since its launch. The rear seat remains a little too tight for adults, but on the whole, is not worse than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class of the BMW 3-Series when it comes to accommodations. When it comes to safety, the carmaker offers option packages that include everything from Drive Alert Control, Lane Departure Warning and even Road Sign Information detection.


The four-wheel drive T5 model has a starting price of $31.750 and the all-wheel drive T5 has a starting price established at $33.750. Their Ice White example includes a $2.200 Premium Trim group and Climate Package, a $375 rear spoiler and $250 17-inch Njord alloy wheels. Destination charges were established at $895. The final price rises to $38.170.