2012 VOLVO S60 R DESIGN
Volvo announced that the 2012 S60 R-Design sedan and XC60 R-Design crossover will receive significant horsepower and torque increases when they go on sale in the U.S. late this summer. Both models are powered by Volvo’s most potent six-cylinder unit, the turbocharged T6 engine.
Thanks to a series of upgrades, the T6 in the 2012 produces 325 horsepower and 354 lb-ft (480 Nm) of torque, an increase of 21 horses and 29 lb-ft (39 Nm) of torque compared to 2011 R-Design models. Maximum torque is now achieved from 3,000 rpm and remains available throughout the rev range.
Power is transmitted to all four wheels via Volvo’s second-generation six-speed automatic Geartronic transmission with sport mode with new valves and lower friction for faster gear changes.
2012 VOLVO XC60 R DESIGN
Both the S60 and XC60 R-Design models are offered as standard with Volvo’s Instant Traction and Corner Traction Control system with torque vectoring.