For 2015, the Volvo S80 gets a change at the low end of the lineup. Replacing the dated 3.2-liter 6-cylinder, the new Drive-E turbocharged 4-cylinder is a smooth, refined and...
... powerful engine.
It has no problem moving the heavier XC60 SUV to 60 mph in less than seven seconds, and we expect at least the same from the lighter S80 sedan, but without sacrificing the smooth character the S80's known for. If you need more power, there's the turbocharged T6 AWD. The top-line model accelerates to 60 mph in just over six seconds, and it's confident and poised in corners. The transmission shifts quickly, and responds rapidly to throttle inputs. A Sport Chassis package is available, offering bigger wheels and a stiffer, lower suspension, but it brings a much stiffer ride.