2014 Volvo S60 R-design

Volvo unveiled the 2014 S60 R-design trim at the 2013 New York Auto Show. The S60 R-design is a performance oriented model that is expected to attract the younger generation towards Volvo cars.

The R-design aims to bring sportiness to the existing Volvo line up and improve visibility to showcase the performance and dynamic handling of their cars.

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Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Sedan Base Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 17.8 gals (67.5 L) MPG: 20 city / 39 hwy
Dimensions
Length: 182.4 in. (463.5 cm) Wheel Base: 109.3 in. (277.6 cm)
Height: 58.4 in. (148.4 cm) Width: 82.5 in. (209.7 cm)
Curb Weight: 3929 lbs (1782 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 13.4 cu ft Maximum Seating: 5 people
Performance
Engine: 6 Cylinder Turbo Displacement: 2953 cc
Horsepower: 301 HP Max RPM: 5600 RPM
Torque: 326 lb-ft @ 2100-4200 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Geartronic
0-60 mph: 5.9 seconds Maximum Speed: 155 mph (249 km/h)

Engine & Performance

The S60 R-design is powered by a turbocharged 6-cylinder 3-litre engine that generates 325 hp and torque of 354 lb-ft. The engine has been mated to a 6-speed gearbox and the car comes with all-wheel drive capabilities.

Thanks to the innovative Advanced Quick Shift transmission, the time gear shift time using paddle shifts has been reduced considerably, which helps in generating unequaled performance figures.

The S60 R-design does the 0-60 mph sprint in 5.9 seconds. There have been tweaks done to the suspension system to improve the handling of the car.
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Exterior

The design builds upon the already good-looking Volvo S60. The changes brought by the R-design trim makes the car more attractive and powerful with the T6 engine.

The lowered R-design chassis and optional 19-inch wheels simply enhances its appeal. The R-design comes standard with 18-inch alloys wheels.

Interior

The car comes with a much improved interior. The new ultra-comfortable sport seat make driving fun. The R-design S60 make sporty use of black leather or nubuck textile.

The digital display features 3 different layouts based on different functionalities - Eco, Elegance and Performance. The Elegance mode comes with a radiant blue color theme, which adds character to the inside.

The 2014 Volvo S60 R-design is a driver oriented car from Volvo, as they always have been, and are focused on improving the pleasure of driving. Volvo certainly hopes to shed its "family car" reputation by appealing to the younger generation, the reason for the R.
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