WR TV: 2014 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design

By Bradley Iger

July 03, 2014

Today we set our sights on this Swedish sports sedan from a brand that's perhaps been best known for its focus on safety in the past, but now looks to be making a run at nabbing some sales away from the performance divisions of automakers like Mercedes Benz and BMW.
Slotted between the standard S60 T6 and the hot-blooded, limited production S60 Polestar, the S60 T6 R-Design sports a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder motor that outputs 325 horsepower and 354lb-ft of torque, which routes the power to all four wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission. This combination gets the S60 T6 R-Design to 60mph from a standstill in five seconds flat.
The S60 T6 R-Design also gets uprated suspension bits including stiffer bushings, beefier sway bars and monotube dampers, and it rides half an inch lower than the standard S60. Inside, special R-Design sport seats, aluminum inlays and sport pedals round out the package. Let's take a closer look at the details and then go for a spin:


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