Polestar boosts power in select Volvo models

Polestar boosts power in select Volvo models

Chinese-owned Swedish carmaker Volvo has officially announced performance software upgrades for the 2011 and 2012 variants of the XC60, S60 and XC70 models, all of which are equipped with Volvo’s T6 engine.

The software upgrades are offered by Polestar Performance, Volvo’s racing arm, for the American market, following a similar announcement made recently for the C30, C70 and S40 models equipped with Volvo’s T5 engine. Once applied, the software packages for the T6 engines magically pack 25 more horses and an extra 40 Nm of torque into the power unit, making the total power ratings climb to 325 hp and 481 Nm of torque, all without dropping the fuel economy even by a tad bit.

The performance software upgrades will be offered to the customers in the United States, with a hefty price tag of over Dhs 5,400, and none are destined for any of the Volvo models in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and rest of the GCC.

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  1. I asked them about this Software, they told that it will be ready to install it here after 2-3 months maximum. And they already ordered it from the factory.
    Cool news.

  2. @Assassin, have you got this installed now? I’d like to have mine too but I’m not sure if it’s compatible as I’ve read this only for T6. I’ve got just an S60 T4.

  3. I have a volvo C30 T4, model 2009. I wanted to know whether this software update would be compatible for my car or not, and if yes, what are the steps i should go through to buy this software.

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