With the introduction of the value-oriented Infiniti G25 and other inexpensive premium models, Volvo has decided to re-price the 2012 S60 T5 at $31,850. That new MSRP represents a drop of $450. The S60 T6 still starts at $38,575 and is pictured here.
Instead of the S60 T6′s all-wheel drive and 300-horsepower, turbocharged inline-six engine, the front-wheel-drive T5 sports a 250-horsepower inline-five that’s also turbocharged. Acceleration from 0-60 mph is estimated at 6.8 seconds for the T5 model. Volvo says fuel economy on the more frugal S60 is 20/30 mpg city/highway, which puts it way ahead of the 2011 T6 AWD model (18/26) and competitive with others in the segment like the Infiniti G25 (20/29 mpg) and the Audi A4 (22/30 mpg).
Baked into that $31,850 price is Volvo’s five-year/60,000-mile basic warranty and complimentary maintenance over the same period. Volvo is offering a three-year lease for the S60 T5 at $299 a month and $2993 down until the end of February. The S60′s sub-$32,000 price still puts it in a crowded class of premium four-doors. Does the new price make you more likely to consider the S60?