Volvo T5 at Tint Magic Window Tinting

Volvo T5 at Tint Magic Window Tinting

Volvo T5 at Tint Magic Window Tinting

The second generation S60 has been on sale since 2011, so it’s still relatively fresh, but new for 2015 is the Drive-E family of engines. This new four-cylinder engine family will be found in just about every Volvo in the next couple years. While the engine itself is new, the T5 and T6 badging traditionally appended to five-cylinder and six-cylinder variants of the S60 is staying. In other words, the turbocharged S60 T5 Drive-E produces 240 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, while the T6 Drive-E adds supercharging, for an output of 302 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Both versions of the four-cylinder feature the new eight-speed Geartronic automatic transmission with manual shift capability.

The T5 name also applies to a turbocharged five-cylinder engine when paired with all-wheel drive, while the T6 badge can also be found on the 3.0 liter cylinder versions of the sedan and wagonThis is indeed as confusing as it sounds, and we hope the Drive-E engines will get more logical names moving forward.

Volvo has thoroughly updated the S60 for the 2015 model year, and aside from the new powerplant and the eight-speed gearbox the S60 now offers start/stop technology, an ECO+ driving mode with ECO-coast and ECO-climate modes and electrically assisted power steering. Volvo has also added lane keeping aid system to the Technology Package, and a new optional Park Assist Pilot, in addition to revamping the power steering system.

For now, the Volvo T5 Drive-E engine is coupled exclusively with the front-wheel drive S60. For all-wheel drive, buyers will have to look to the five-cylinder T5 model, though that’s likely to change in the near future as the four-cylinder engines and their hybridized versions replace the five-cylinder and six-cylinder engines.

 

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