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2018 xc60 t5

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Old Jul 12th, 2018, 08:17   #11
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I've got the earlier XC60 D5 it got a Polestar upgrade when I got it. I was coming from a slightly older XC60 D5 without the Polestar.

Yes it makes a difference both in Comfort & Sport modes with it being most noticeable in Sport.

The Engine seems to have more punch & in comfort mode holds onto the gears slightly longer which actually seems to smooth out progress over standard.

In Sport mode it takes off like a scalded cat & really does hold the car in gear when pressing on.

I would also add in Normal driving it's not changed the Mpg by anything noticeable
Current 2015 XC60 D5 AWD - Caspian Blue
Previous 2012 XC60 D5 AWD - Seashell Metallic
Previous 2005 S60 D5 Geartronic - Gunmetal
Previous 2001 C70 T5 GT Auto Convertible - Saffron
Previous 1999 S40 XS - Silver
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Old Jul 19th, 2018, 07:54   #12
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The transmission definitely is a lot better. I can remember, I always hated coming to a round about before, due to gearbox hesitation, where it doesnt know which gear to be in and a really bad lag. Now, it is a lot better. Not perfect, but better.
I still had 2 ocassions where the gearbox wont upshift for some reason. It always happened when coming to a red stoplight, trying to modulate the breaking, so as not to stop fully, then as soon as you rev up, it stays in the same gear and wont change even at 4000rpm. Nothing like the bimmer I got, which basically has the same ZF transmission.
Previous cars: E46, E90, X1 E84, F30 320d, F30 330d MPPK.
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