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Volvo cars with Drive-E engines to get Polestar Performance Optimisation

ABR Staff Writer Published 30 April 2015

Volvo is planning to introduce next generation Polestar Performance Optimisation for its vehicle models with with Drive-E engines, which will begin a new concept of optimizing drivetrain together with the engine.

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The next generation Polestar Performance Optimisation will include throttle response, gearshift speed, gearshift precision, optimised engine performance and off-throttle response, and will be available stating this June for majority of Volvo models with Drive-E engines.

With the new technology, Volvo has focused on mid-range performance, improvement of driving experience, and drivability in a broad range of driving situations.

The add-on will optimised Throttle Response, which will enhance the engine's response to the drivers command.

The gearshift speed will be enhanced to facilitate faster acceleration and provide the driver with better control of the car.

Improvement has been made to the Off-throttle Response, which will help retain the balance of the car during fast turns.

Polestar test driver Thed Björk said: "We use the same philosophy when developing the optimisations as for our race cars.

"The more exact response to driver input and predictability from the powertrain, the higher level of control for the driver.

"This is something we have achieved with the new generation where we have focused on mid-range drivability for the engines and combined that with a further developed gearbox and throttle package. This is the next level of driving experience for Volvo cars."


Image: new generation Polestar Performance Optimisation. Photo: courtesy of Volvo Car Group.