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Volvo R Cars: Refined Turbo Technology for Top Performance Intro in Paris

Volvo R Cars: Refined Turbo Technology for Top Performance Intro in Paris
IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 27 -- The Volvo S60 R and V70 R, unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, are packaged with the most powerful engine in the Volvo range. Volvo's newly developed five-cylinder 2.5 liter in-line turbocharged power plant produces 300 horsepower and 295 ft. lbs. of torque between 1.950 and 5,250 rpm.

The R engine's power output per liter of cylinder displacement places it among market leaders for performance efficiency. The engine reaches maximum torque at 1,950 rpm, thanks to the larger cylinder bore and a new turbo from KKK, with a maximum charging pressure of about 1 bar. The high charging pressure significantly raises the temperature of the intake air, so the S60 R and V70 R are fitted with twin intercoolers.

The engine is equipped with Dual Wide Range CVVT continuously variable valve timing, on both the intake and exhaust camshafts. CVVT adjusts the valve opening times to suit the engine speed and load, lowering fuel consumption and reducing emissions, while increasing performance. The emission standards of the R engine satisfy American LEV requirements and conform to the European Euro 4 standard.

To withstand the increased stresses, pistons and connecting rods have been heavily reinforced and cylinder head cooling has been improved. The oil sump has been re-designed to safeguard oil supply to the engine under extreme G- forces.

New six-speed manual gearbox

The new Volvo six-speed manual gearbox was specially designed to handle the high torque delivered by the engine. The short-throw shifter allows fast gear changes enhancing the connectivity between the car and driver.

The optional 5 speed Geartronic automatic transmission offers the best of both worlds: the gearbox takes care of all gear changes automatically, or the driver can change gears manually, without a clutch.

The automatic transmission is also adaptive. It monitors the drivers' driving style and adapts the gearchanging pattern accordingly. It also has a "Sport" mode selector in which the automatic transmission changes gears at a higher engine speed and downshifts faster.

Performance by Volvo also means the safety of handling and control that comes from the unique Volvo Four C (Continuously Control Chassis Concept). With this active chassis system, which compensates for road variances using a sophisticated network of sensors, Volvo's Haldex all-wheel-drive system, DSTC (Dynamic Stability and Traction Control), and "performance on demand" versatility, Volvo engineering is taking performance to the next level. The Volvo S60 R and V70 R:

Combining Traditional Functionality With Innovations In Performance Intelligent Functionality is a hallmark of the Volvo brand. With the new Volvo S60 R and Volvo V70 R, the driving experience really takes off thanks to unique integrated technologies thinking outside of the box.

The S60 R is a true performance sedan, while the V70 R is an exceptional performance wagon. "The Volvo 'R' cars are built from the inside out with safety at its core," says Hans Nilsson, Volvo Car Corporation, R Car Line Manager. "Our design provides control and excitement, without compromise."

The 'R' cars' extremely sophisticated technology is controlled with a rather simple human interaction. The interface between driver and machine is easily accessible through a very smart, functional package of three settings - Comfort, Sport, and Advanced Sport.

With the touch of a button, the driver can transform the 'R' car from the relaxing ride of a day out with the family to the exhilarating experience that comes from cornering with agility. "The technology is seamless so the driver can immerse themselves in the pure joy of control and performance," said Nilsson.

The 'R' concept is nothing new to Volvo. Beginning in 1995 with its introduction of a bright yellow T-5R wagon, Volvo has used the mark as an enhancement of driving pleasure.

The mission of the new 'R' cars is to reinforce "driving excitement" as a Volvo virtue. "We have always incorporated leading edge technology into our 'R' cars," states Nilsson, "with the level of technology currently available, and with our innovative applications,...we feel that we can send a very strong message about the Volvo brand."

The new Volvo S60 R and Volvo V70 R will appear in showrooms during the spring of 2003. Volvo projects sales of 2,500 'R' cars for North America - 7,000 worldwide.

The target audience for the vehicles is expected to be male-dominated, by as much as 94 percent in the United States. "The American buyer has a more relaxed attitude, looking for a top-of-the-line car that's fun to drive," Nilsson said in indicating the Volvo 'R' cars are ideal vehicles for the American road, and the American driver.

The Volvo S60 R and V70 R will be delivered during Spring 2003.
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