Volvo will be exhibiting starting Sunday at the Beijing Motor Show in China the S60L Petrol Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle (PPHEV) concept. This special long-wheelbase S60 is motivated by a Drive-E 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine that develops 238 bhp and a peak torque of 350 Nm. It works in combination with an electric motor that provides an extra 68 bhp and 200 Nm. Also part of the hardware arrangement is an 11.2 kWh lithium-ion battery installed underneath the load compartment. The battery pack is fully charged in 4.5 hours from a 10A outlet or in 4 hours when using a 16A outlet.
The vehicle will have a very impressive fuel consumption of 2 liters / 100 km when running in “Hybrid” mode with corresponding CO2 emissions of only 50 g/km. Once “Pure” electric mode is turned on, the car will travel for up to 50 miles before running out of juice. “Power” model will combine the forces of both the conventional engine and electric motor to enable the S60L PPHEV hit 100 km/h in just 5.5s.
Volvo has already announced plans to introduce a production version early next year but only in China.