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Old 26th May 2017, 18:22   #166
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Default Re: Volvo XC60, D5 Summum AWD. EDIT: 30,000 km update

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Hi Narayan and everyone!

Has anyone got the Volvo guys to do a polestar tune/upgrade (only engine tuning and a small blue badge, I guess) on their regular Volvo? The Bangalore service center guys offered to do it for about 70K. They say it will increase the power output of the XC60 D5 by about 15 hp and 30 Nm, so that is, 215 hp/440 Nm to 230 hp 470 Nm.

What I understand is that there is not much of difference in outright acceleration (0-100 in 8.3s reduced to 8.1s), but its nicer to drive. Any inputs and suggestions? Is it worth it, or would a external tuner like red rooster or something be better. Or better still, don't do anything?
My two paisa worth - don't do anything. 15 horsepower on a base of 215 is too small to be noticed or to make any meaningful difference. The XC60 is powerful enough as it is and has a good growly (manly ) acceleration. Don't fix it if it aint broke. I spoke to the manager of my authorized centre, who is now a good friend and his advice was not to go for it. He said implementing is not a challenge but your friend will feel he wasted Rs 70k.

Congratulations on your new purchase of an XC60 D5. Happy miles. Please post some photographs.
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Hi Narayan and everyone!

Has anyone got the Volvo guys to do a polestar tune/upgrade (only engine tuning and a small blue badge, I guess) on their regular Volvo? The Bangalore service center guys offered to do it for about 70K. They say it will increase the power output of the XC60 D5 by about 15 hp and 30 Nm, so that is, 215 hp/440 Nm to 230 hp 470 Nm.
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My two paisa worth - don't do anything. 15 horsepower on a base of 215 is too small to be noticed or to make any meaningful difference.
In theory, you would notice the bump up in power even though its just 15 hp. The bump up in torque is what you'll notice more. Think about it this way, if you lost 15 hp, you would notice it. But again thats theory.

I agree with V.Narayan, 15 hp is negligible in the real world and you aren't going to notice it making a huge impact on your driving enjoyment - given that peak performance and hp is delivered within a particular torque band, and even then it is in mere tenths of a second; how often do you drive like that? My advice would be to save the money, and maybe take your family on a holiday somewhere and keep your beast stock.

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