Road Test | 2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design

Road Test | 2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design

We recently got behind the wheels of the 2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design, an AWD car that is nothing like what most would expect from the Swedish automaker. If you compare the T6 R-Design to its base counterpart, you get more than the R-Design’s added 25 horses under the hood. The S60 R-Design brings an aggressive look and performance enhancements that allow it to talk the talk and walk the walk. The T6 R-Design features a dedicated Sport suspension that gives the car a tighter handle than the T6’s original 4C dynamic chassis system. No doubt the T6 R-Design is a fun drive and with 325 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 354 pount-feet first reached at 3,000 rpm, how could it not be? One thing to note is that EPA fuel-economy estimates remain the same as the original T6 at 18 mpg city and 26 mpg highway.