2014 Volvo S60 R Design – Volvo has never really been known to be performance oriented animals. S60R nearly a decade ago, very close and to this day remains my personal favorite. When Volvo announced the return of the letter “R” in this case R-Design line, I could barely contain my excitement. Fast forward to April 2013 Volvo Canada offered me the opportunity to test-drive 2014 Volvo S60 R Design for only about 10 days and have been able to determine exactly how much this car stacked against me expectations.
The style of the2014 Volvo S60 R Design is certainly underestimated. As always, Volvo still a conservative beautifully designed both inside and out. S60 is less pronounced than a 3-series, C-Class, or even seemingly modest Audi A4. I personally loved the regular S60 T5, when I drove it a few months ago, because it has some things better than others, but because it is an excellent car that will not try to do everything that it is not. After managing the R-design, it saddens me that it would be way too, very different.2014 Volvo S60 R Design tester comes equipped with a 3.0l turbocharged inline-6 ??to a ridiculous 325 horsepower and 354 pounds / m of torque. A major step turbocharged five-cylinder and these numbers put him right in line with the likes of the Audi S4, BMW 335i and Cadillac ATS. All these cars are true sports sedans and I’m not quite sure that Volvo is not quite there. A big advantage for Swedish car is that it can get by just fine on regular-grade fuel and the stamping 10.5L/100km while, the fuel bill is significantly less than that of other cars.
Stepping on the throttle in the “sport” 2014 Volvo S60 R Design gives you some things. The apparent half-instant burst of acceleration. The sound of the blow-off valve is absolutely awesome as well. Even though my test car had AWD, it is heavily front-drive biased, so there is a lot more torque than I will send. Handling is reminiscent of front-row main-streamers like Honda and Mazda6 Sport GT. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but when you spend more than $ 50,000 for a European sedan with an R-Design badge, torque management is not something that I would consider acceptable.A big problem I had with transfer 2014 Volvo S60 R Design. 6-speed “GearTronic” automatic is better when driving in the city or on the highway, but the second type of athletic looking, immediately transfer seems to take emotion. She immediately starts hunting for gears and hit a ton of uncertainty in response to driver input. I will downshift. Wait, you’re a little off, I’m going Upshift” If car has a traditional six-speed manual transmission as S60R had.
2014 Volvo S60 R Design comes equipped with everything that I would expect. Mine is loaded to the brim with things such as adaptive cruise control, a navigation system, Volvo famous blind spot Information system and adaptive HID headlights that are among my favorites in the market. R-Design package has some very sporty-looking 18 “wheels and a rear diffuser beautiful. Oh I almost forgot the best part of every Volvo I’ve ever run for the mentioned countries. If you just in it for some minutes or a long-term, Volvo seats are unquestionably unbeatable. There are definitely some magic in them because they make every ride as comfortable as humanly possible.Look, as a premium sedan, 2014 Volvo S60 R Design win. It has a very capable machine, it is extremely comfortable and it has a gazillion security features. My problem with the R-Design is that although it gives you some nicer wheels, a few horsepower more and some other small toys, this is not a sports sedan. This is a premium luxury sedan with an identity crisis and there is absolutely nothing wrong with this. Only the Volvo, “R” symbol on the machine and ten years ago is shameful.
Volvo S4 and 335i customers seem to be the focus with this car just will not be bothered to consider. Lexus ES350 target market now would probably benefit from a test drive this puppy. 2013 Volvo S60 T6 beautiful, fit and overall fantastic sedan and I would heartily recommend. In fact, I would even go so far as to advise a person money and opt for the regular draft 2014 Volvo S60 R with several option packages, it is 90% as good as this. If you expect a true sports sedan model R-design though, I would look elsewhere.