Volvo has revealed a new Special Edition V60 D5 Twin Engine at the Geneva International Motor Show!
Dr. Thomas Muller, Vice President Electrical and Electronics Systems at Volvo Car Group said: “We were the first car maker to develop and produce a diesel-based plug-in hybrid powertrain with the launch of the V60 D6 in 2012. Since then we have been working on further refining our innovative approach to electrification and hybrid powertrains, as can be seen in our brand new XC90 T8 Twin Engine which is just entering full-scale production. With the launch of the V60 D5 Twin Engine Special Edition we are broadening our Twin Engine product range."
The Special Edition D5 Twin Engine will produce 120kW from the combustion engine and 50kW from the lithium-ion battery pack – giving the V60 D5 Twin Engine a maximum power output of approximately 230HP when the electric motor and the diesel engine are running alongside each other.
“We decided to offer a special edition of the V60 D5 Twin Engine to celebrate the growing success and continued roll-out of our Twin Engine product range. We are one of the few car makers that deliver a true no compromise driving experience – combining the benefits of pure electric drive, high performance and great fuel economy," added Dr. Muller.
Only 500 Special Edition models will be built and they will come delivered in Crystal White exterior paint with 19-inch alloy wheels and a black, glossy interior. The interior will also feature unique Blond sport seat upholstery with decorative white stitching.
The V60 D5 Twin Engine is rechargeable from a regular power output at home and is fully charged in as little as just 3.5 hours, perfect for overnight charging. It can also be driven on pure electric charge, for example when in built-up areas, making the most of the electronic motor.