After my Volvo S60 D5 test drive I thought a Volvo from the petrol persuasion was in order, so I set my sights on the biggest, meanest and most sporty sedan Volvo has to offer. The Volvo S60 T6. With a great salesman and luck on my side, I got to test drive the performance enhanced Polestar edition.
With the Polestar upgrade delivering about 10% extra, the T6 delivers a very reasonable 246kW and 484Nm of torque, placing it slightly above performance figures claimed by the BMW 335i. Surprisingly, the straight-six did not deliver the sound track I expected and the overall impression was of luxury and comfort instead of brute force performance. The six speed gearbox seemed a tad slow, but once in gear an eye on the speedometer alerts that you are fast reaching “meeting bubba” speeds.