Volvo S60 and XC60 get soft hybrid optionsFebruary 10, 2020
Volvo expands the S60 and XC60 lineup with additional soft hybrid and plug-in hybrid variations.
Volvo currently does not have a specific naming policy. For example, a variant of the motor, the designation of which begins with the letter “B”, can become a gasoline or diesel unit with moderate hybrid technology.
The XC60 used to be available with the 190-horsepower T4 gasoline, as well as the 250-horsepower B5 (soft hybrid) and T8 (plug-in hybrid module). In addition, Volvo offered a D4 diesel engine with a return of 190 hp. and a B4 diesel engine producing 197 bhp. with soft hybrid technology. The last two diesel variations are finally excluded from the price list.
The T4 was a replacement for the B4, equipped with a gasoline engine with soft hybrid technology. In a standard four-cylinder unit with a return of 197 hp and 300 Nm 14 hp will be temporarily added. and 40 Nm. In addition, a small battery pack together with a starter generator fully supports a gasoline engine.
A hybrid version of the XC60 plugin will also appear. In addition to the T8 and its more powerful Polestar Engineered variation, the XC60 is now also available as the T6. This hybrid plug-in is endowed with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with a return of 253 horsepower and 350 Nm, which receives support from an electric unit with a capacity of 87 hp. and 240 Nm, driving the rear wheels. Joint return of the system – 340 hp The battery is 11.6 kWh, which is suitable for electric mileage from 51 to 54 kilometers. The initial price tag of the XC60 Recharge T6 is 64,995 euros.
If we talk about the S60, then, for example, conventional gasoline versions T4 and T5 are replaced by gasoline B4 and B5 with a soft hybrid technology. The 2.0 four-cylinder unit in the B4 delivers 197 bhp. and 300 Nm of torque in the base and receives support from a more powerful electric part of 14 hp and 40 Nm.
Volvo is also introducing a new gasoline B3 in its S60 price list, which also comes with soft hybrid equipment. This S60 basic assembly, which costs 43,995 euros, is equipped with a four-cylinder unit with a return of 163 hp. and a torque of 265 Nm. Acceleration from standstill to a speed of 100 km / h requires exactly 9 seconds, and the average consumption is 6.2-6.3 l / 100 km.
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