2015.5 VOLVO S60: With bold Scandinavian design that is exemplified by beautiful, simple shapes and surfaces – without clutter – is evident in the midyear 2015.5 Volvo S60 that are on display at the 107th annual Chicago Auto Show, Feb. 14-22. Major news is the debut of two versions of the innovative Drive-E 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine on front-wheel drive S60 models. The new class-leading S60 T5 Drive-E features a turbocharger and direct-injection to develop 240 horsepower. Stepping up to the next level of performance is the S60 T6 Drive-E that employs both a turbocharger and a supercharger for the 2.0-liter engine increases output to 302-hp. An all-new standard eight-speed “Geartronic” automatic transmission contributes to the increased efficiency of this new engine family. Also new is the start/stop feature. Acceleration from 0-to-60 mph is done in mere six-seconds. Standard Haldex AWD with Instant Traction provides the best possible grip on wet, slippery or completely dry roads. All S60 variations offer up to 3,500-lbs of towing capacity and can hold 12.0 cu. ft. of cargo in the trunk. To give drivers in cold climate extra comfort; three-spoke steering wheels can now be specified with electric heating. Cars with automatic transmission can get paddle shifters that give the driver the opportunity to shift gear manually with both hands on the wheel. Cars equipped with a rain sensor can now also get an electrically heated windscreen for rapid de-icing on cold winter days. The new Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection with full auto brake system is equipped with an advanced sensor system that scans the area ahead. If a cyclist heading in the same direction as the car suddenly swerves out in front of the car as it approaches from behind and collision is imminent, there is an instant warning and full braking power is applied.
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