Out with the six-potter 3.0 engine fitted to the S60 Polestar sedan and V60 wagon, and in with a new more potent 2.0-litre fourcylinder replacement, would you believe? The much smaller engine outputs 13kW more (270) than its bigger predecessor, though torque eases back by 30Nm to 470 in total. All the same, the S60 totes 44kg less weight (24kg off the front axle) so is claimed to be 0.2sec faster (4.7s) 0-100 as a result, which makes it the quickest Volvo ever. The sedan weighs a claimed 1751kg, while the wagon is 45kg heavier.
Under the hood is a ‘Drive-E’ turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-litre power unit like that of the T6 models, but fettled by Polestar. Both chargers are larger, and there are new conrods, cams and air intake system while injection pump pressure rises. Fuel use for