2013 Volvo S60

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Volvo’s S60 has quickly become one of the marques best-selling models thanks to its aggressive new looks and available options. For 2013 the “naughty Volvo” gets some updates and trim level changes. One of the biggest changes for 2013 is the availability of AWD on any T5 S60. The AWD system, which come standard on all T6 models, is now a $2,000 stand alone option.

The T5 engine has seen been upgraded with a higher 9.5:1 compression ratio and internal friction has been reduced. While power doesn’t improve, the easier spinning engine combined with quickened shifts in sport mode have cut 0-60 times from 6.8 to 6.4.

For 2013 all S60 models receive rain-sensing wipers, headlight washers and Tunnel Detection, which turns lights on automatically in a tunnel, as standard. T5 cars get the same dual polished exhaust found on the more power T6 cars as standard. T6 cars also get some new standard goodies, like Keyless Drive and a power glass moonroof.

Pricing starts at $31,750 for a base S60 T5 and goes all the way up to  $46,600 for a S60 T6 AWD R-Design Platinum.

For a full list of model year changes feel free to look at the included press release information below, and as always, be sure to take a look at our high resolution gallery to see this new Volvo in all its glory.

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What’s new: 2013 Volvo S60

S60 T5

  • 2.5-liter inline five-cylinder engine improvements include increased compression ratio from 9.0:1 to 9.5:1 and a reduction of internal friction.
  • Those changes, in combination with faster gear changes in sport mode, result in quicker acceleration from 0-60 mph of 6.4 seconds (previously 6.8 seconds) with standard front-wheel drive
  • Standard rain sensor windshield wipers
  • Standard headlight washers
  • Standard dual polished exhaust pipes
  • Volvo Sensus gains increased steering-wheel scroll control functionality
  • New gearshift knob for six-speed “Geartronic” automatic transmission with illuminated drive modes
  • Tunnel Detection added to headlights
  • Optional All-Wheel Drive with Instant Traction
  • Optional heated rear seats
  • New trim level strategy
  • New Premier trim level includes power glass moonroof, leather seating surfaces, Keyless Drive with Personal Car Communicator (PCC), power passenger seat, auto-dimming rear view mirror and Accessory Prep cable
  • New Premier Plus trim level (includes Premier content) adds active dual Xenon headlights, front and rear park assist, Homelink remote garage door opener and compass in rear view mirror
  • New Platinum trim level (includes Premier Plus content) adds Volvo Premium Sound System, Navigation System with Voice Control and Map Care and rear park assist camera
  • Technology Package gains Road Sign Information (RSI) and Active High Beam
  • Multimedia, Premium and Dynamic packages deleted
  • New exterior color choices: Ember Black Metallic, Electric Silver Metallic

S60 T6 AWD

  • Standard rain sensor windshield wipers
  • Standard headlight washers
  • Standard power passenger seat
  • Standard Keyless Drive with Personal Car Communicator (PCC)
  • Standard power glass moonroof
  • Volvo Sensus gains increased steering-wheel scroll control functionality
  • New gearshift knob for six-speed “Geartronic” automatic transmission with illuminated drive modes
  • Tunnel Detection added to headlights
  • Optional heated rear seats
  • New trim level strategy
  • New Premier Plus trim level includes active dual Xenon headlights, front and rear park assist, Homelink remote garage door opener, compass in rear view mirror and Accessory Prep cable
  • New Platinum trim level (includes Premier Plus content) adds Volvo Premium Sound System, Navigation System with Voice Control and Map Care and rear park assist camera
  • Technology Package gains Road Sign Information (RSI) and Active High Beam
  • Multimedia and Premium packages deleted
  • New exterior color choice: Ember Black Metallic

S60 T6 R-Design AWD

  • Front disc brake diameter increased from 12.4 inches to 13.2 inches
  • Standard rain sensor windshield wipers
  • Standard headlight washers
  • Standard Accessory Prep cable
  • Volvo Sensus gains increased steering-wheel scroll control functionality
  • New gearshift knob for six-speed “Geartronic” automatic transmission with illuminated drive modes
  • Tunnel Detection added to headlights
  • Optional heated rear seats
  • New trim level strategy
  • New Platinum trim level includes Volvo Premium Sound System, Navigation System with Voice Control and Map Care and rear park assist camera
  • Technology Package gains Road Sign Information (RSI) and Active High Beam
  • Multimedia Package deleted
  • New exterior color choice: Rebel Blue Metallic

Climate Package
Heated front seats
Heated windshield washer nozzles
Interior Air Quality System (IAQS)

Technology Package
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Queue Assist
Collision Warning with Full Auto Brake (CWAB)
Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake
Distance Alert (DA)
Driver Alert Control (DAC)
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
Road Sign Information (RSI)
Active High Beam

Stand Alone Options
Metallic paint
All Wheel Drive with Instant Traction (T5 trims only)
Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)
Urbane Wood inlays (T5 and T6 trims only)

Heated Rear Seats
FOUR-C (Continuously Controlled Chassis Concept) Active Chassis (T6 AWD)
17-inch “Njord” alloy wheels (T5 and T6 trims only)
18-inch “Sleipner” alloy wheels (T5 trims only)
18-inch “Ixion” alloy wheels with performance/summer tires (T6 R-Design trims only)
Front and rear park assist (T6 R-Design trims only)
Dual screen Rear Entertainment System

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