Wednesday, November 30, 2011

More Polestar, More Power

The list of available Volvos with Polestar performance upgrades has increased....Check it out!

Expanding on its recent announcement of performance packages for certain models with T5 engines, Volvo Cars of North America (VCNA) today announced factory-authorized performance tuning software for several additional Volvo models will be available next week at Volvo retailers across the country.

The next wave of Polestar performance software packages will be available for 2011-2012 XC60, S60 and XC70 fitted with a T6 engine. The T6 performance software package carries an MSRP of $1,495 installed and goes on sale nationwide Dec. 5.

The T6 Polestar software package adds 25 horsepower and 30 lb.-ft. of torque, bringing the three carlines to 325 horsepower and 355 lb.-ft. of torque. Equally impressive is that the added power does not affect fuel consumption, as the efficient tuning of the engine only increases the power output when it is needed.

"Just a few weeks after announcing the performance package for select T5 models, we have already received tremendous feedback from our customers," said Chris Dauerer, VCNA's vice president of customer service. "With Polestar, we are able to deliver our performance-minded customers the enhanced driving package they have been looking for now across a variety of our carlines."

Currently, the Polestar performance software package is also available for the following carlines:

* XC60 T6 R-Design (MY2011-2012)
* C30 T5 (MY2008-2012)
* C70 T5 (MY2008-2012)
* S40 T5 (MY2008-2011)


SmithJohn said...

I just can't get used to the name "Polestar"
I always think is a very accomplished stripper.
I guess a awkward name is fitting for a "sporty Volvo"

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Lehman Volvo said...

Ha! Well, I guess you wouldn't be alone in that thought. Believe it or not, that company has been handling Volvo's race program overseas for some time. I guess the Europeans don't see the connection....