2013 Volvo S60 Gets Improved Acceleration, Priced from $32,645

2013 Volvo S60 Gets Improved Acceleration, Priced from $32,645

The 2013 Volvo S60 has received plenty of tweaks, but with it comes a slight increase in price with the T5 model getting a $470 jump, while the T6 model is now $2,020 more than its 2012 counterpart. 

But with it comes a retuned powerplant, pumping up acceleration of the T5 model to a 6.4 second 0-60 time (0.4 second faster than 2012 model year) thanks to a change in the engine’s compression ratio and increase in turbo boost to aid the low end. On paper, the 2.5-liter turbocharged-five is still rated at 250-hp and 266 lb-ft of torque.

Coming standard for the 2013 model year are automatic windshield wipers, headlight washers, and a dual exhaust setup. The Swedish automaker will also offer two new colors for the S60 T5 model, Ember Black Metallic and Electric Silver Metallic. As for the T6 AWD model, it will see a power passenger’s seat, keyless entry and ignition, and power moonroof all standard in addition to the previously mentioned features. The 2013 S60 T6 AWD starts at $41,345.

Due to the addition of those features as standard, Volvo has removed the Premium and Multimedia packages from the S60 model. Those who wish to have navigation in their sedan will have to opt for the top-of-the-line Platinum trim level. Along with navigation, you’ll also get active Xenon headlights, front and rear parking sensors, a premium sound system, and a rear-view camera.

Lastly, the R-Design model will get larger brakes, updated steering wheel controls, and a new shift knob. The 2013 S60 R-Design will start at $44,795 – an increase of $970.

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