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It’s Sweden’s latest take on the German executive saloon. After the ageing, slightly anonymous S80 comes the super slick S90. It takes the traditional three-box Volvo shape and brings it bang up to date with XC90 styling cues. It’s bold, but in a class dominated by sense and rationality, we like that a lot. Consider this a calm and serene E-Class alternative rather than an athletic, up-on-its-toes 5-Series rival. The aura of feel-good begins as soon as you climb in, with a lovely tactile ‘on/off’ switch as opposed to a starter button. Nice. Sharing its mechanicals with the XC90, it’s a neat and tidy thing to drive. The ride might be firmer than you expect, but otherwise this is a quiet, cossetting place to spend time. All of its controls are stress-free and there’s abundant grip and composure. Throw this it any commute and we guarantee you’ll notice your usual stresses evaporate away. Engine wise, you’ve a choice of two four-cylinder turbodiesels, with 187bhp and 232bhp tunes. The latter is better not only for moving the S90’s large frame around, but because it comes with clever turbo lag-beating technology and standard all-wheel drive. The lower tune makes do with front-drive. In time, the T8 petrol-electric hybrid from the XC90 – all 407bhp of it – will join the range. Next motorway cop car of choice, anyone? Here’s where it’s got the Germans licked, by deliberately going in a completely different direction to them. The controls manage an excellent trick of being quirky, yet ergonomically satisfying. The large portrait touchscreen takes some getting used to, but is superb once you’ve got your head around it. You can even hook it up to an optional 1,400 watt, 19-speaker stereo. The seats are sublime, too, and only add to the soothing feeling of being inside the S90. Plenty of room, too, as its stocky exterior dimensions might have you expecting. For the price of nicely specced four-cylinder S90, you can have a six-cylinder BMW 5-Series. Prices start at £32,555, but the one you want is a whisker under £40k. That it doesn’t feel bad value tells you of the quality on offer. Naturally, its lower cylinder count means the fuel economy figure is strong: 58.9mpg for the more powerful engine, with the entry-level car topping 60mpg while sliding into the cheaper tax brackets with 116g/km. For a 1.6-ton, 5m saloon, that’s damn good. Want a more assertive exterior? There’s an R Design option box awaiting you.
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Luxury sedan gets a super luxurious interior - Features, Review Volvo is moving the production of the S90 from Sweden to China with the promise of making the luxury sedan the most “premium car ever made” in the world’s biggest automotive market. It’s a lot to live up to, but Volvo is confident that it’ll work, or at least confident enough to announce a top-of-the-line trim that pretty much includes anything and everything that Volvo has to offer. The model is called the S90 Excellence, and if the name sounds familiar, that’s because the car’s breathtaking interior was already previewed in concept form back in April at the Beijing Motor Show. It’s not a concept anymore because the S90 Excellence is going to hit the market in 2017. The Chinese market is expected to get first dibs, but since the model is going to be exported all over the world, there’s a possibility that the U.S. and European markets will get theirs too at some point in the future. In the meantime, the S90 Excellence, together with the standard S90, will make its debut at the 2016 Guangzhou Motor Show later this month. So what makes the S90 Excellence a major step up in luxury for Volvo? The short answer is “Lounge Console,” which is basically the same interior we saw in Beijing as a concept, only it’s actually set to be used in production form. Care for a rear-seat touch screen control interface, handmade crystal glasses, and a built-in refrigeration compartment? Yep. That’s what you get – and many more – with the Volvo S90 Excellence. Continue after the jump to read more about the Volvo S90 Excellence. What makes the Volvo S90 Excellence special The Volvo S90 Excellence will be based on the long-wheelbase S90 L, a model that’s only being sold in China. So in case you’re wondering why the S90 Excellence looks particularly longer than the standard S90, that’s because the S90 Excellence is effectively a limousine, and an über luxurious one at that. The exterior doesn’t change too much other than its overall dimensions, but the interior is where owners will find a world of difference. The S90 Excellence is effectively a limousine, and an über luxurious one at that. Essentially, the S90 Excellence’s Lounge Console cabin is a mobile hotel that can morph into a luxury work station or an entertainment center with a few pushes of some buttons. The first thing you’ll notice about it is that it doesn’t have a front passenger seat. In its place is a small compartment that contains a few items, most notably a large touch screen that can be used for a variety of functions. The compartment can apparently store a pair of shoes too so that’s another neat addition. Most of the offerings can be found in the rear section of the car where massaging rear seats can be reclined for supreme relaxation. There’s also a rear center console that has its own refrigeration compartment inside the armrest. Notice those champagne glasses too? Those are handmade crystal glasses from noted Swedish glassmaker Orrefors. The console also contains a folding table that be accessed and positioned in front of the rear seat, providing a usable work space for the occupant. The S90 Excellence’s Lounge Console cabin is a mobile hotel that can morph into a luxury work station or an entertainment center with a few pushes of some buttons. Engine choices for the S90 Excellence are limited to just the T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid setup, which puts out an output of 410 horsepower. That should be enough to justify the ridiculous opulence of a car with matching performance characteristics. Read More https://www.topspeed.com/cars/volvo/2017-volvo-s90-excellence-ar175087.html Music Source: NCM Epic Music Ender Guney Ambient Lights New "SUBSCRIBE NOW"
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