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2015 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar: Chicago Auto Show

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2014 Volvo S60

author photo by Doug DeMuro February 2014

What Are They?

The 2015 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar are high-performance versions of Volvo's S60 midsize luxury sedan and its new V60 luxury wagon. Designed to bring some oomph to the Volvo range, both models offer upgrades to the standard cars' engines, brakes, suspension and styling.

The biggest changes come under the hood, where the S60 and V60 Polestar boast 345 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, all sent to a rear-biased, all-wheel-drive system through a 6-speed automatic transmission with launch control. While the engine is the same 3.0-liter turbocharged 6-cylinder from T6 versions of the cars, it's tuned for an extra 45 hp and 44 lb-ft in the Polestar models.

But Polestar, Volvo's in-house tuning company, didn't stop with the engines. Both models also use sport suspension with Ohlins shocks, upgraded brakes with enormous 14.6-inch front rotors and 20-in wheels with low-profile performance tires.

There are updates on the outside, too. Those 20-in wheels really fill out the arches compared to the 17- and 18-in units found in typical S60 and V60 models. And both vehicles feature a body kit that provides a more aggressive stance than you'd find in a typical S60 or V60. Interior changes, meanwhile, are limited to suedelike seating surfaces and stitching finished in Polestar's unique blue color.

How Much?

Pricing has not yet been announced, though we'd expect a heavy bump over standard T6 R-Design models. Including shipping, those start at $43,700 for the S60 and $45,300 for the V60.

When Can You Get Them?

June 2014

Add Them to Your Shopping List Because…

The 2015 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar offer the best of all worlds: all-weather security thanks to all-wheel drive, handsome styling, an excellent interior, huge power and, best of all, Volvo's excellent reputation for safety and durability. We're eager to get the Polestar models out on the road to see how they drive versus stiff competition from Audi, BMW, Lexus, Mercedes and others.

Other Cars to Consider

Audi S4 -- The S4 doesn't quite have the same power and torque that Volvo's Polestar models offer, and we wouldn't be surprised if it's a little more expensive. But Audi still offers a manual transmission, and enthusiasts will likely gravitate toward an Audi over a Volvo.

BMW 335i -- Enthusiasts will prefer the 335i for its rear-wheel drive and BMW's sports car pedigree. But the S60 and V60 offer more power and torque. The real question, of course, will be how each model drives.

Used BMW M3 -- If you're interested in excellent performance, it's hard to go wrong with the BMW M3. New ones are too pricey, but 3-year-old examples are in the Polestar's price range. A used M3 might be worth a look if you find the Volvos a bit too soft.

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