Volvo S60 Horsepower, 0-60, & Engine Specs


Thanks for checking out our Volvo S60 0-60 & Volvo S60 horsepower page. After the five minutes or so you'll spend devouring all these details, you'll be an expert on what makes the Volvo S60 "a graceful balance of luxury and performance," according to Car & Driver. The 2021 Volvo S60 is the most advanced and luxurious version yet, and we invite you to kick back, relax, and enjoy the details.

How Much Hastkraft Does the Volvo S60 Have?

Great question! For those of you who are just finishing up your Swedish lessons, Hastkraft is the Swedish word for horsepower. And with regard to the Volvo S60, all model trims have plenty of it. So let's table the Volvo S60 0-60 thing for a second and focus on what's at the heart of acceleration: hastkraft. The following Volvo S60 model configurations are currently available for 2021:

  • The Volvo S60 T5 FWD: 250 hp & 258 lb-ft of torque
  • The Volvo S60 T5 AWD: 250 hp & 258 lb-ft of torque
  • The Volvo S60 T8 eAWD Hybrid: 400 hp & 472 lb-ft of torque
  • The Volvo S60 T8 eAWD Hybrid Engineered by Polestar: 415 hp & 472 lb-ft of torque

Now, all those facts and figures are great. But what do they actually mean? Torque is a measurement of rotational energy. The more torque something has, the easier it is for it to overcome its resting state. Horsepower is classically defined as a machine's ability to move 500 lbs by one foot in one second. By human standards, even a one-hp engine is more powerful than any of us. Do you know anyone who can move 500 lbs by one foot in one second?

Take note of the Volvo S60 T5 horsepower. You get all of that power thanks to forced induction by way of a single inter-cooled turbocharger. Add a supercharger to the fray and find that twin charging an engine boosts power considerably (e.g., the Volvo S60 T6 horsepower at 316). Now add a third power boost - a high-powered lithium-ion battery found on any T8 Hybrid. The rest is history!

Your Volvo S60 0-60 Revealed

Horsepower and torque are fun to talk about. It's like flexing in the mirror at the gym. But when it comes down to it, it's your ability to run a marathon that counts. Does your muscle really define your good health? These Volvo S60 0-60 numbers come right from Volvo Cars:

  • Volvo S60 T5 0-60: 6.5 seconds (FWD)
  • Volvo S60 T5 0-60: 6.2 seconds (AWD)
  • Volvo S60 T6 0-60: 6.2 seconds (AWD)
  • Volvo S60 T8 eAWD standard 0-60: 4.5 seconds
  • Volvo S60 T8 eAWD Polestar Engineered 0-60: 4.3 seconds

That's pretty fast, no matter which way you cut it. All Volvo S60 0-60 specs are well beyond the notion of a "six-second" car. For those of you who are new to the performance scene, six seconds was the gold standard by which any sports car was judged on a 0-60. Fun fact: if there are no Volvo S60 Polestar sedans at the time of your purchase, your Volvo Service Center can Polestar-tune them for the same performance. You'll be missing the styling package, tunable suspension, brakes, and other items, but you'll have the power!

Volvo S60 0-60 FAQs

Time moves fast when speed accelerates 0-60 times. Zen riddles aside, we know many of you might have some additional questions regarding Volvo S60 0-60 times. Here are a few of the most popular questions that our internet team handles all the time:

When did the Volvo S60 have a T6 powertrain available?

Up until the 2020 model year. From 2015.5 forward, the AWD T6 powertrain was available. As an upmarket feature, this drivetrain is now reserved exclusively for the Volvo S90 and Volvo V60 Cross Country.

What engines are available in the Volvo S60?

Currently, four engines are available across all four model trims, though the Polestar Engineered powertrain is reserved exclusively for that model. Available engines include the 250-hp T5 (in FWD or AWD), the 400-hp T8 Hybrid, and the 415-hp T8 Hybrid Engineered by Polestar.

Which trim of the Volvo S60 has the most horsepower?

Currently, the Volvo S60 Engineered by Polestar offers the most power with 415 hp. The entry point to Volvo S60 power is with the 250-hp T5 engine. Keep in mind that the 400-hp T8 Hybrid can be chipped by Polestar Performance.

Learn Even More About the Volvo S60

All engines adhere to the Volvo Drive-E platform. Regardless of your powertrain choice, every available engine will represent the very latest in efficiency from Volvo Cars. With plans to become environmentally neutral by 2040, it's nice to see that performance-focused drivers can still enjoy track-ready power. Additionally, all Volvo S60 lease deals or finance packages enjoy three years/36k miles of complimentary service. Ownership is designed to be easy with Volvo Cars. And obviously, your Volvo S60 0-60 is designed to be fast. Thanks for spending a moment with us, and if you liked this page, please share it with your friends who might also like it, or contact us and let us know your thoughts!

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