Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine with Polestar Performance Optimisation

After the Volvo S90 and V90, Polestar has now diverted its attention to the other 90 Series model by the Swedish carmaker – the XC90 T8 Twin Engine. The SUV now gets the Polestar Performance Optimisation, which introduces upgrades to the drivetrain.

Starting with the power upgrades, the XC90’s T8 Twin Engine now provides 421 hp and 680 Nm, an increase of 14 hp and 40 Nm. Polestar say that this has resulted in a lower 0-100 km/h sprint time of just 5.5 seconds, a tenth of a second quicker than before.

Fuel consumption surprisingly, remains unchanged here at 2.1 l/100 km, as is the pure electric range of 43 km. Both figures are based on the European NEDC cycle. The tuning company also stated that the XC90 T8 “reaches a new level of driving pleasure” with an improved throttle response, gearshift hold, speed and precision, as well as overall engine performance.

”Just a week after the introduction of the S90 and V90 optimisation, we move forward by launching our optimisation for the exciting and technically advanced XC90 T8 Twin Engine. This gives customers who want a new level of driving pleasure with their XC90 an easily accessible and attractive performance increase,” said Niels Möller, CEO of Polestar.

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