Manfred Stohl

At the wheel of the V60 to forget anyway quickly, what happens from the second row of seats. As well as the stalls brilliantly mastered the tightrope walk between athletic firm and comfortable design, it does also the chassis. Strong base the motor top version, the S60 T5mit 240 HP and all-wheel drive we already have in the snatch”had (the documentation in moving images with rally ACE Manfred Stohl driving see here). A Leistungsschock was spared us the test drives with the entry-level diesel D3. The 163 PS of 2-l five cylinder come very well and are in harmony with the well-tuned, fast reacting 6-speed automatic. Gas commands are implemented without delay, the torque of 400 Newton metres is already from early 1,400 rpm for disposition. However, we were somewhat disappointed when looking at the computer: despite very moderate penetration of the gas pedal, we arrived in the city, rarely less than 10 litres, which is nevertheless a considerable discrepancy to the factory-specified 8.3 liter. The V60 is available in the class of the lifestyle suits his German colleagues A4 avant and 3 Series Touring to little after – well priced: 44.402 euro were due In the case of top-equipped version we tested (Summum) D3 Geartronic.

Not cheap, however in direct competition comparison also not disproportionate. Conclusion Volvo does everything else in the world of the designated lifestyle truck as misplaced. The relevant provenance German so far by vehicles dominated offer has spread clear with the V60 high North. The Swede proves that not only with its look and the dynamic handling characteristics. Also the processing and material qualities in the Interior are clearly located in the premium segment unfortunately well priced: with a starting price of 31,000 euro (T3), the V60 in A4 regions versteigt. In the case of top-equipped version we tested (Summum) D3 Geartronic 44.402 euro were due. Not cheap, however in direct competition comparison also not disproportionate. by Christian Zacharnik, autonet.at