Polestar Engineered optimisation is installed quick and easy and gives you a more dynamic driving experience when you need it the most. The technology is not limited to the engine - the whole powertrain is enhanced.
We focus on seven crucial performance areas of the cars, giving you a more precise and balanced driving experience. The Performance Optimisation also increases your vehicle’s resale value and does not affect your Volvo warranty or official fuel consumption and emissions. The vehicle is also visually enhanced with the addition of the Polestar Engineered rank mark and the Polestar Engineered drive mode.
The Polestar Engineered optimisations represents the opportunity for Volvo car owners to enhance the driving experience of their car, here are some of the key USP’s:
• A renewed performance driving experience by optimising the complete powertrain
• Installed in less than 60 minutes
• Unchanged fuel consumption
• Volvo Original warranty kept intact
The Polestar optimisation provides an even greater driving experience. The optimisation is a result of careful development work. Together they form a balanced, well proven and thoroughly tested package of driving pleasure.
Polestar AWD feature - This feature is included in all new optimisations for AWD vehicles. The feature can retrospectively be added to vehicles which currently have the optimisation via the Service Promise, Total Upgrade or Volvo Selekt Software. The upgrade increases torque distribution to the rear wheels of Volvo cars equipped with all-wheel drive (AWD), for more dynamic driving.
D5 Over boost - The Polestar Optimisation software for the D5 (68) engine offers an exciting enhancement. Polestar have introduced an “Over boost” function that provides an additional +20nm Torque and +15hp power for up to 20 seconds once the peak power of the engine has been reached. This additional power and torque is over and above the already increased output figures that the Optimisation provides so you get an impressive boost when you need it most.The standard D5 (68) engine produces 235hp and 480nm torque. When this engine is Optimised and is in Over boost mode, the figures are increased to 255hp and 520nm torque.
Polestar Engineered drive mode – When Optimising any SPA or CMA Volvo equipped with the Drive Mode selector, the Dynamic / Power mode is now displayed as Polestar Engineered. This further enhances the driving experience by providing a visual link to the performance upgrades that have been installed.
Throttle response has been calibrated to respond more quickly to driver commands - something that gives higher precision and better feel.
The automatic gearbox changes gears more quickly to both improve acceleration and to better respond to the driver's commands, e.g. downshifts before overtaking.
The gears have also been calibrated to exploit the engine's improved midrange performance. The gearbox also avoids changes when cornering at high g-forces (where possible) for better stability.
We have concentrated the power where it is needed most - in the midrange; perfect for overtaking or when on a busy motorway. Combined with faster throttle response and gear changes this makes the car significantly more dynamic to drive.
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