Volvo V60 D6 diesel-electric plug-in hybrid will make its debut in spring 2012. The model has a 2.4-liter diesel engine, 215 hp and 440 Nm (324 lb-ft) of torque and emits just 49 grams CO2 per kilometer (127.2 mpg US, 152.8 mpg UK).
Volvo published the official details regarding their new V60 D6 plug-in hybrid and announced that the orders lists will open in spring next year. The model can be recharged from an electrical socket and emits only 49 grams of CO2 per kilometer (127.2 mpg US, 152.8 mpg UK) combined, although it is a mid-range sw.
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Volvo V60 D6 Diesel Plug-in Hybrid
Volvo V60 D6 has a 2.4-liter diesel engine and 215 horsepower that offers 440 Nm (324 lb-ft) for the front wheels, while the rear axle has an electric motor of 70 hp and 200 Nm (149 lb-ft), powered by a 11.2 kWh battery located under the trunk floor. The whole ensemble has a range of over 50 kilometers (32 miles) in 100% electric mode, which covers the needs of many drivers, according to the estimations made by Volvo.
The driver has three driving modes and a manual control to save battery power. Basically, in the Pure mode, the car is running only with the electric engine, the Hybrid mode combines the electric motor and the internal combustion engine , while the Power mode gives to Volvo V60 D6 extra power for short periods of time.
Thanks to the hybrid system, Volvo V60 D6 can accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in just 6.2 seconds and can benefit from special rounds. Those performances are only available if the battery is sufficiently charged when the driver accelerates. In standard, the “green” model starts in hybrid mode, after which the driver can switch in which mode it wants. Also in this driving mode, Volvo V60 D6 boasts a theoretical range of 1,200 km (745.7 mi).
The battery is fully charged between 3.5 and 7.5 hours, depending on the socket amperage, a standard outlet requiring about five hours for a full charge. During loading, the model can be preheated or cooled in order not to require the air conditioning system shortly after departure.
The new niche model from Volvo is expected to be sold in at least 4,000 units per year once the production reaches full capacity in May 2013. Until then, the Swedish opens the orders lists for Volvo V60 D6 and will begin the production of 1,000 units for a limited series called Pure Edition starting November 2012. These models come in the Electric Silver paint, 17-inch light alloy wheels, advanced audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, front and rear parking sensors and much more.
Volvo V60 D6 will have a starting price of EUR 57,000 depending on the market. In the UK prices start between £ 45,000 and £ 50,000 minus any government subsidies for electric cars (Plug-in Car Grant). The V60 plug-in hybrid will only be available in Pure Limited specifications, including the highest trim level Summum (SE Lux trim in UK).
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