2012 Volvo XC60 T6 R-Design: Drive review – Autoweek

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2012 Volvo XC60 T6 Drive review

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What is it?

The XC 60 T6 is the latest model from to benefit from massaging at the of the Swedish company’s performance arm, Polestar. The XC60 T6 runs essentially the same first applied to the S60 R-Design a 3.0-liter, 325-hp, 354-lb-ft inline-six mated to a six-speed and a Haldex all-wheel-drive system.

Like the S60, the crossover XC60 also gets chassis tuning, specifically 10 stiffer damping and 10 percent responsive steering. Unlike the which is lowered and features additional chassis stiffening the XC60 remains at the same height and runs the same as the standard XC60 T6 model.

What is it like to drive?

The treatment’s extra 25 hp and 29 lb-ft of over the standard T6 model are improvements, especially considering the complement of torque is available at rpm to help motivate the 4,225-pound The powertrain is punchy yet refined, the XC60 T6 R-Design from 0 to 60 mph in 6.6 a 0.3-second improvement over the XC60 T6, while providing passing power at speed. at the higher elevations and on steep along our Arizona drive the engine never labored and left us wanting for more

The chassis changes also their value on the winding route, with steering immediate and precise, while roll and dive was well and predictable for this tallish with 9.1 inches of ground

Do I want it?

If your shopping includes crossovers such as the Q5. the BMW X3 and the Mercedes-Benz GLK. you’d do to take a look at what has to offer. At a base price of (including destination) with all of the extras, including 20-inch five-spoke wheels and some and interior styling enhancements, the T6 R-Design provides a unique to the German utes and premium offerings from Asian If your lifestyle demands the of a crossover and your common requires the safety of a Volvo but enthusiast bones yearn for the XC60 T6 R-Design is a winning

2012 Volvo XC60 T6

On Sale: Now

Base Price:

Drivetrain: 3.0-liter, 325-hp, turbocharged I6; AWD, six-speed

Curb Weight: 4,225 lb

mph: 6.6 sec (mfr)

Fuel 17/22 mpg

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