2015 Volvo V60 T5 Drive-E Specs, AWD, Premier

The Swedish company Volvo never fails to impress. The 2015 Volvo V60 T5 Drive-E is simply an amazing showcase of style, performance and power. As the company struggles to make inroads to the US market this may just be the right model to unsettle the market. In 2015 year’s Chicago Auto show the V60 created quite a buzz for all the right reasons.

2015 Volvo V60 T5 Drive-E Side View

Design of 2015 Volvo V60 T5 Drive-E

2015 Volvo V60 T5 Drive-E Exterior

The shape is interesting and dynamic. It features a sleek appearance with a calm interior. It has sporty look, unusual for the boxy design of the previous Volvo cars. The aggressive look is featured with low ride height, 19″ alloy wheels, anti-roll bars, paddle shifters on the steering wheel. The optional sports seats provide great support for your back and keep the driver from sliding around while negotiating corners. New digital gauges are now on the dash and they can offer different modes which depend are you in an economical or sporty mood. The central console is equipped with HVAC control, navigation and infotainment system.

2015 Volvo V60 T5 Drive-E Interior

2015 Volvo V60 T5 Drive-E 0-60

The 2015 Volvo V60 T5 is perfect combination of power and speed. Besides its turbo charging capability puts it among the best auto machines to be unveiled in the US market. It simply disputes the myth that Volvo is not a fast car. It has the 8 forward speeds with a very smooth automatic transmission. Its speed capability is 0 to 60 mph in just 6 secs. The car depicts Drive-E power trains which will also be offered across the Volvo models. However the car does not have the electric propulsion capability. This will be featured in the soon to be launched hybrid versions.

2015 Volvo V60 T5 Drive-E MPG

The engine features a 2-litre direct injection turbo four cylinders. This has the capacity to produce 240 horsepower and powerful 258 pound-feet of torque. This is much better when compared to the BMW 328i sports Wagon. With similar 2-litre turbo and 240 horsepower it only produces 255-feet pound feet torque. The car is quite smooth and very easy to drive. Its supple automatic speed transmission makes the power band just right. The front wheel drive if well fitted with the all weather wheels it can overcome all the worst roads.

2015 Volvo V60 T5 Drive-E Engine

Volvo 2015 V60 T5 Drive-E MPG

The V60 Volvo tops the economy ratings. With a fuel consumption of 37 miles per gallon when driving on a highway which drops drastically to 25 miles per gallon it beats it BMW counterparts hands down. It combines efficiency power and fuel consumption in an amazing way.

2015 Volvo V60 T5 Drive-E Shifter

2015 Volvo V60 T5 Drive-E Price

Equally the car offers value for money. You may be surprised it costs much less. The 2015 Volvo V60 T5 Drive-E is a front wheel enabled car with a starting price of $35,750. With more options the car may stretch up to a limit of $6,000. For an additional all wheel drive the car would cost an additional $1,500. However to get the all wheel drive one may be forced go for the bigger, turbo 5-cylinder engine. Also, big engines are available. The 3.0 liter turbo six cylinders is more powerful.

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