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2004 Volvo S60R Sport Sedan Review


Volvo S60R review! Today I’m reviewing the 2004 Volvo S60R, which is a nice sport sedan that’s surprisingly underrated — and it’s finished in a crazy color combination. I’ll show you all the quirks and features of the S60R, and then I’ll get the S60R out on the road and drive it and review the Volvo S60R driving experience.

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First introduced in 2004, Volvo’s S60 R used a Haldex all-wheel-drive system mated to a 300 PS 296 hp 400 N⋅m inline-5. The 2004–2005 models came with a 6-speed manual transmission, or an available 5-speed automatic which allowed only 258 lb⋅ft torque in 1st and 2nd gears. The 2006–2007 models came with a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission which was no longer torque-restricted.

Other aspects which set the R apart from standard S60s were the large Brembo front and rear four-piston brakes, 18-inch 5-spoke “Pegasus” wheelsSemi-active suspension with Four-C (a short name for “Continuously Controlled Chassis Concept”) allows the user to select from three modes: Comfort, Sport, and Advanced. “Comfort” attempts to soften the car over bumps, while “Advanced” firms the suspension considerably and gives more aggressive throttle response – a setting Volvo implies is for use on the race track.


The Rs had three interior color options: Nordkap (metallic dark blue), Gobi (light tan metallic) and a R-only leather option; Atacama, available for an additional charge. It was an unpainted, orangey-coloured natural leather with a baseball glove thickness and feel.The small trunk lid spoiler that was standard on the S60 R created a 20% increased downforce at the rear wheels at high speeds compared to the standard S60s.//wikipedia

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