Volvo Polestar Optimization Review

May 23, 2023
David Sunnyside

The Volvo Polestar Engineering Optimization package makes any Drive-E-powered car faster and more precise. The software upgrade optimizes the engine and transmission for a more balanced driving experience. The result is confident acceleration all the way through the power band, and a gearbox that anticipates your commands and reacts directly to them.

Polestar’s Engineered Optimization is a suite of six upgrades that will transform your Volvo into a true drivers’ car with fast responses, balanced agility and an intuitive driving experience. The addition of a Polestar-tuned chassis, high-performance Brembo brakes and Ohlins shock absorbers with innovative Dual Flow Valve technology gives you a poised vehicle that’s as comfortable on a winding road as it is on the race track.

Polestar’s Engineering Optimization also increases the peak power of your Drive-E engine by seven horsepower to 330 hp. It recalibrates the throttle for immediate power delivery and remaps shift timings for quicker and smarter gear changes, making your drive more fun. And despite the added performance, your Volvo’s certified fuel consumption will remain unchanged. That’s because your Polestar-tuned engine only increases power when needed, like for highway passing or long uphill gradients.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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