2004 Volvo S60 R review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 6 October 2006 , 15:10:29 byEmil

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Volvo S60 R

The 2004 Volvo S60 R was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, packaging the most powerful engine of the Volvo Range, making it a leader in performance efficiency, the five-cylinder 2.5-liter in-line turbocharged, which raises an impressive output of 300 HP and 295 ft. lbs. of torque between 1.950 and 5,250 rpm, due to the new turbo from KKK together with the larger cylinder bore. The Dual Wide Range CVVT is part of the standard equipment of the engine, better adjusting the valve opening times and thus obtaining lower emissions and fuel consumption without affecting the performance increase. Its emissions standards conform to the European Euro 4 standard, satisfying the American LEV requirements. The high torque delivered by the engine is carefully handled by the new Volvo six-speed manual gearbox, improving the connectivity between the driver and the car. There is a five-speed Geartronic automatic transmission, available as optional, monitoring the drivers` driving style and adapting the gearchanging pattern accordingly. The unique Volvo Continuously Control Chassis Concept enhances the safety of handling and control by making extensive use of a sophisticated network of sensors. The Volvo S60 R is scheduled to appear in showrooms beginning with Spring 2003, boasting versatility and performance taken to a whole new level.