Volvo announces pricing of all-new 2011 S60 sport sedan

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Volvo of North America just announced pricing of its all-new 2011 S60 sport sedan. The sporty Volvo S60 will arrive by fall of this year with a starting price of about $37,700. The all-new Volvo S60 may be the sportiest Volvo ever built, which packs with performance and new technology.

The all-new 2011 Volvo S60 is included in Volvo segment leading Safe + Secure Coverage Plan, which it includes:

• 5 years/60,000 miles of New Car Warranty
• 5 years/60,000 miles of Complimentary Factory Scheduled Maintenance
• 5 years/60,000 miles of Wear and Tear Coverage
• 5 years/Unlimited miles of Volvo On Call Roadside Assistance.

“The all-new S60 has been a long time coming,” said VCNA President and CEO, Doug Speck, “but it’s been worth the wait. With 300 horsepower, standard all-wheel drive, its stunning design and Volvo’s latest technology, it’s the kind of car that will put a smile on any driving enthusiast’s face.” Today’s pricing announcement gives the competition pause for thought. “When you consider you can own an extremely well-equipped 2011 Volvo S60 for only $41,400, and that you will pay nothing to repair or maintain the all-new S60 for 5 years or 60,000 miles, it really becomes a no-brainer,” continued Speck.

Volvo S60 also comes with the new four-cylinder 2.0T gasoline engine that produces about 203 hp, with 300 Nm of torque available from 1750 rpm. Acceleration from 0-100 km/h takes 7.7 seconds with the manual gearbox and 8.2 seconds with the automatic. The Volvo S60 2.0T with manual gearbox uses just 7.9 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres (combined) in European cycle test. There are other turbo diesel engine variants offered as well. For example, the D5 high-performance engine with twin turbos produces 205 horsepower and 420 Nm of torque. Acceleration from 0-100 km/h takes 7.8 seconds (manual and automatic). Fuel consumption is 5.9 l/100 km (EU Combined) with the manual gearbox.

The all-new Volvo S60 sport sedan also comes standard with a new infotainment system which includes a 7-inch high-definition color monitor via an in-dash DVD player. The screen information can be accessed through steering-wheel mounted controls.

Additional standard features in the all-new S60 include an enhanced six-speed Geartronic transmission for quicker shifts, 18-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned Dynamic chassis, speed sensitive steering with driver-selectable settings, Bluetooth, HD Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio. Volvo will also offer Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake in the all-new S60.