Volvo Polestar Engineered Optimisation

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What if you could get your Volvo car filled with extended driving experience? That gives you enhanced response, more precise, sharper and intense reactions from the car? Well, you can.

With more than 20 years racing experience, Polestar is at the forefront when it comes to performance optimisation. What they have learned from motorsport, Volvo has taken into the development of new products. The goal is always the same - to offer all Volvo owners an even greater driving experience.

Polestar optimisation is the result of careful development work within five key areas. Together they form a balanced, well-proven and thoroughly tested package of driving pleasure.

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What is Polestar Engineered optimisation?

Polestar Engineered optimisation enhances driving pleasure and increases the performance of your Volvo. The technology has been developed by Polestar in close cooperation with engineers at Volvo. The car feels more active to drive while simultaneously increasing safety in situations where further performance is required, for example when overtaking.

All engines are optimised with a focus on torque and power within the speed range that the driver usually uses, i.e. the midrange. The increased performance comes when it is needed most; for overtaking, on long up-hills or when driving with heavy trailers, which provides increased safety, as better acceleration reduces the time it takes to overtake.

For cars with the new Drive-E (VEA) engine, Polestar engineers have taken a holistic approach to take the driving experience to a new level. No less than five key functions have been optimised to provide faster response, better balance and more intuitive driving. This results in a car that responds quickly and predictably, which is important for those who engage in active driving, whether on the racetrack or on the road.

The following features have been optimised to deliver a better, more balanced and stronger driving experience.

Faster Throttle Response - Throttle response has been calibrated to respond more quickly to driver commands - something that gives higher precision and a better feel.

Faster Gear Changes - 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.

Better Gear Precision & Hold - 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.

Faster Gear & Engine Response - The engine and gearbox have been calibrated to respond more quickly when the driver releases the accelerator. This makes the car more balanced and predictable when cornering for example.

Increased Engine performance - The Polestar Optimisation upgrade has 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.

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.

All of this is offered without an increase in the certified fuel consumption or emissions level, which means that the car's environmental impact remains unchanged.

The optimisation can only be installed by authorised Volvo dealers whilst maintaining Volvo's original warranty and installation can be carried out quickly when the car is in for a service or a tyre change for example.

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Enhance your Volvo car in approximately 60 minutes

The Polestar Engineered optimisation upgrade is installed in about an hour by authorised TMS Volvo Service Technicians. Your original warranty and service intervals are unaffected, as are fuel consumption and emission levels (g/km).

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Enjoy a 14 day trial

Get more out of your Volvo car with Polestar Engineered optimisation, with enhanced agility, improved control and sharper response. A more personal car that suits you and your way of driving.

Contact our TMS Volvo Specialists to arrange a 14 day trial of the Polestar optimisation.

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