2012 Volvo S60

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18 CITY / 27 HWY
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What's New for 2012:
- Two new trims added to lineup
- Dual-screen entertainment system now available

Exterior Features
The 2012 Volvo S60 is a midsize performance-oriented sedan available in three trims: T5, T6, and T6 R-Design. The base T5 features 17-inch wheels and heated mirrors. The T6 adds 18-inch wheels and a sport-tuned suspension, along with a choice of steering settings and more powerful brakes. The T6 R-Design features a rear spoiler and upgraded wheels, as well as bi-Xenon headlights and a sunroof.

Interior Features
The base Volvo S60 T5 model features cloth upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, power accessories that include an 8-way power driver seat and power-folding headrests, 8-speaker sound system, and Bluetooth connectivity. The T6 upgrades to leather upholstery and adds an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The T6 R-Design adds upgrades to the interior styling, sport seats, and a sport steering wheel.

Optional Features
Many of the T6 R-Design upgrades are available as options on the regular T6. Other packages include heated front seats and windshield washers, automatic wipers, rearview camera, navigation system, premium 12-speaker surround-sound system, adaptive cruise control, and various safety upgrades. A dual-screen rear-entertainment system is available on the lower trims. The T6's sport suspension is available on the T5, while an even more sophisticated suspension system is optional on the T6.

Under the Hood
A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard on the Volvo S60. The base engine is a 2.5-liter, turbocharged inline 5-cylinder rated at 250 horsepower and 266 lb.-ft. of torque; on the T5 it works with front-wheel drive. The T6 features all-wheel drive and a 3.0-liter, turbocharged, inline 6-cylinder engine rated at 300 horsepower and 325 lb.-ft. of torque. The T6 R-Design is fitted with that same engine, but boosted up to 325 horsepower and 354 lb.-ft. of torque.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Volvo S60 are:
- S60 T5: 20/30/23 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- S60 T6 and T6 R-Design: 18/26/21 mpg

Standard safety features on the 2012 Volvo S60 include anti-lock disc brakes, traction control, and a full complement of air bags, with many high-tech safety features optional.

In government tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Volvo S60 received 5 (out of 5) stars for all impact tests. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the S60 received \"Good\" ratings--the Institute's highest--for all crash protection tests.


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  • Name T5 (FWD 4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 31300.00 Engine 2.5L/154 City/Hwy MPG 20/30
  • Name T5 w/Moonroof (FWD 4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 31300.00 Engine 2.5L/154 City/Hwy MPG 20/30
  • Name T6 (AWD 4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 38450.00 Engine 3.0L/180 City/Hwy MPG 18/26
  • Name T6 w/Moonroof (AWD 4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 38450.00 Engine 3.0L/180 City/Hwy MPG 18/26
  • Name T6 R-Design (AWD 4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 42950.00 Engine 3.0L/180 City/Hwy MPG 18/26
  • Front sport bucket seats w/head restraints
  • Pwr driver seat w/adjustable lumbar, 3-position memory
  • Flat-folding front passenger seat
  • 60/40 split-fold rear seat -inc: trunk pass-through, pwr folding rear head restraints
  • T-Tec cloth seating surfaces
  • Front center armrest
  • Textile floor mats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel w/illuminated cruise/audio controls
  • Tilt/telescopic steering column
  • Intelligent driver information system (IDIS)
  • Volvo Sensus w/integrated 7" color display
  • Watch-dial instrument cluster
  • Trip computer
  • Outside temp gauge
  • Pwr windows -inc: front auto-up/down, anti-trap feature
  • Central pwr door locks w/trunk release
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Cruise control
  • Security alarm system
  • Ignition immobilizer
  • Dual-zone electronic climate control (ECC)
  • Pollen filter
  • Rear window defroster w/timer
  • Front/rear 12V pwr outlets
  • Illuminated lockable glove box
  • (2) front/(2) rear cup holders
  • Shimmer graphite aluminum inlays
  • Front door storage pockets
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Front door entry lighting
  • Front/rear reading lamps
  • Interior cabin light delay feature
  • Leather shift knob
  • Front seatback storage pockets
  • Pwr passenger seat
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • HomeLink universal garage door opener
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/compass
  • R-Design embossed front bucket seats
  • R-Design floor mats
  • R-Design sport steering wheel
  • R-Design blue watch-dial instrument cluster
  • Sport pedals
  • R-Design aluminum inlays
  • R-Design gear shift lever
  • 17" "Balder" alloy wheels
  • P215/50R17 all-season tires
  • Color-keyed bumpers
  • Halogen headlamps
  • Rear fog light w/auto-off
  • Safe approach & home safe security lighting
  • Pwr heated mirrors w/memory, puddle lights, integrated turn signals, tilt function
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Pwr glass moonroof
  • 18" "Sleipner" alloy wheels -inc: all-season tires
  • P235/40R18 all-season tires
  • Active bi-xenon headlights
  • 18" "IXION" alloy wheels
  • R-Design front spoiler & air intake
  • R-Design grille w/black gloss finish & R-Design emblem
  • Silk metal accents on windows & mirrors
  • R-Design rear diffuser
  • Rear spoiler
  • 2.5L 5-cylinder turbocharged engine
  • Continuously variable valve timing (CVVT)
  • 6-speed Geartronic automatic transmission
  • Front wheel drive
  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Touring chassis
  • Multi-link independent rear suspension
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes
  • Electric parking brake
  • 3.0L DOHC 24-valve high-pressure twin scroll turbocharged I6 engine -inc: intercooler, brake energy regeneration
  • Electronically-controlled all wheel drive w/Instant Traction
  • Dynamic chassis
  • Pwr speed-sensitive rack & pinion steering -inc: driver selectable settings
  • Polished dual exhaust tail pipes
  • Sport chassis
    • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) -inc: electronic brake distribution (EBD), emergency brake assistance (EBA)
    • Hydraulic brake assist (HBA)
    • Ready alert brakes (RAB)
    • Dynamic stability & traction control (DSTC)
    • Advanced stability control (ASC)
    • Cornering traction control by torque vectoring
    • Daytime running lights
    • Driver/front passenger dual stage airbags -inc: front passenger cutoff switch
    • Side impact protection system (SIPS) -inc: driver/front passenger side-impact airbags, front/rear side inflatable curtains (IC)
    • City Safety collision avoidance system
    • 3-point seat belts -inc: front pretensioners, height adjustable anchors
    • ISOFIX/LATCH child seat attachments -inc: top tether anchors
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • Rear window deactivation
    • Emergency trunk release
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • Driver/front passenger whiplash protection seating system (WHIPS)
    • Collapsible steering column
    • Anti-submarine seats
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3/DVD player -inc: 160-watt amp, (8) speakers, aux input, HD Radio, iPod/USB connectivity
    • Bluetooth
    • SIRIUS satellite radio w/6-month subscription

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