This Straight-Six Powered Volvo V60 Polestar Is A Quirky Gem

With the S60 Polestar Engineered now here and a similarly tweaked V60 version on the way, we thought we’d dig an appropriate used alternative out of the classifieds
This Straight-Six Powered Volvo V60 Polestar Is A Quirky Gem

With Ohlins dampers, upgraded brakes, over 400bhp on tap and a smattering of surprisingly cool gold bits, we like the look of the new S60 Polestar Engineered very much. We like the idea of the incoming V60 PE even more, but power output aside, what’s under the bonnet will be a bit of a downgrade compared to the car’s predecessor.

We’re talking about the old V60 Polestar’s 345bhp inline-six (used until a late update saw it switched for a newer and vastly less interesting twin-charged inline-four). What made this hottest V60 so odd was how the engine was mounted: this long six-cylinder engine was installed transversely.

This Straight-Six Powered Volvo V60 Polestar Is A Quirky Gem

Pop the bonnet on one of these things, and you’ll wonder how the engineers managed such a feat: it looks a hell of a squeeze in there. But we’re glad it was possible - the surprisingly aggressive turbo six is arguably the car’s defining feature.

The suspension - where again, Ohlins dampers are employed - was a little on the firm side, but that’s half the reason we liked it so much when testing it a few years ago. We were worried it was going to be a bit soft and a bit meh, and yet it delivered a satisfyingly visceral driving experience.

This Straight-Six Powered Volvo V60 Polestar Is A Quirky Gem

At nearly £50,000 a pop these shouty Swedes seemed expensive next to the likes of the Audi S4 Avant and BMW 335i/340i Touring, but for that sum Volvo would fit pretty much everything you could ever need. You know, just to further hammer home that is this was a different proposition to the more obvious German fast estates and their terrifyingly long options lists.

This Straight-Six Powered Volvo V60 Polestar Is A Quirky Gem

The good news is you won’t have to pay anything like £50,000 for one of these now: the cheapest are now less than half that figure. This 2015 example is up for £25,998, and has done just 26,000 miles in its three years on Planet Earth. Sure, in an ideal world we’d want one in Rebel Blue, but it looks smartly understated in silver.



Ewan23 (The Scottish guy)

Love these big tanks.

06/21/2018 - 16:00 |
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GTRTURTLE 🔰 🐢(Oo \ S K Y L I N E / oO) (Koen

I wish we had this kind of stuff in the US

06/21/2018 - 16:01 |
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Chewbacca_buddy (McLaren squad)(VW GTI Clubsport)(McLaren 60

In reply to by GTRTURTLE &#x1…

We do, but not many

06/21/2018 - 16:27 |
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you guys have like litterally all the rest of the fun stuff…

06/21/2018 - 20:02 |
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… this car was sold in the US…

06/21/2018 - 23:44 |
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I agree, but now nobody has quirky Volvos, so…?

06/22/2018 - 01:47 |
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Q U I R K Y ?

06/21/2018 - 16:06 |
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German Perfectionist

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

q U i R k F e S t

06/21/2018 - 16:24 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Goddamnit, beat me to it 😂😂

06/21/2018 - 22:13 |
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🎺🎺thank mr skeltal

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

QuiRkS AnD fEatUrEs

06/22/2018 - 06:14 |
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Robert Gracie

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Whenever someone says “Quirks” call up Doug DeMuro ASAP and get him to Europe and get him to review this car!

06/22/2018 - 13:32 |
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Beautiful Swedish moose tank

06/21/2018 - 16:24 |
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Meanwhile there’s a 2012 M5 for sale now for under £20,000

06/21/2018 - 19:32 |
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Because after about 35,000 miles, the repair and maintenance costs of M-series cars sky-rockets out of control.

06/22/2018 - 15:44 |
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CarGuy 5

If you buy one of these, it HAS to be in Polestar Blue!

06/21/2018 - 20:42 |
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William 13

And another good thing with it, you can put loads of IKEA packages in it!

06/21/2018 - 23:15 |
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Awesome! Although it needs to be blue!

06/22/2018 - 03:16 |
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Toby Westlake

I’ve promised myself one of these once they drop below the 15k belt. Such a fantastic car, and far better looking than most of its competition

06/22/2018 - 09:20 |
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Daniel Busker

i love the way the car looks, but i hate the interior. so i’d use my 26k on something like a e92 m3 or a c63 amg

06/22/2018 - 20:11 |
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