Volvo’s All-New V60 T6 R-Design for 2015

by Mike Hunter



All about safety is how many know Volvo. This new R-Design version of the V60 T6 is also all about performance and styling. The T6 carries an in-line 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbo-charged engine that delivers 326 hp and 354 lb. ft. of torque. It is sporty and demonstrates a precision performance that is noticeably reliable and meets high expectations. Fuel-saving technology attributed to a redesign offers best-in-class fuel economies. The compact design is also being touted as an additional safety feature in the event of a collision.

An advanced all-wheel-drive system, Haldex®, is electronically managed, heightening performance by constantly monitoring speed, throttle, engine torque, engine speed and brakes. New paddle shifters offer faster and more precise manual shifting and enhance sportiness, meeting individual driver desires, while the six-speed transmission in automatic mode allows for hassle-free shifting.

Inspired by racing preferences, the R-Design model includes some upgrades to add to the sporty appeal and tough styling. The racing seats feature seating surfaces of high-friction durable nubuck textile with side support, keeping performance-minded drivers in their seats. The contrasting stitching and soft leather give a sporty luxury throughout the cabin, including the handbrake, gear shifter gaiter and center armrest.


Other notable upgrades to the always-sharp interiors are technological options that provide both convenience and functionality. The Volvo Navigation system and premium sound are all part of what one can expect, but the Adaptive Digital Display instrument panel offers themed choices, including Elegance (traditional appearance), Eco (a green background environmentally inspired look), or the Performance (a red background), and, in the center, a tachometer replaces the speedometer and vehicle speed is shown digitally. Other features include accent lighting, auto-dimming interior and exterior mirrors and a leather-covered R-Design steering wheel with a thick rim and pronounced thumb supports.

2015 Volvo V60 T6 AWD R-Design
City MPG 19
Hwy MPG 28
0-60 MPH 6 sec
Transmission 6-speed automatic
MSRP $44,300

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