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Optimise your Volvo today!


Polestar Optimisation Upgrade available on new and existing Volvo models.

Installed by our Volvo trained technicians in approximately 60 minutes. Original warranties and service intervals are unaffected. Unchanged certified fuel consumption and emissions.

Please click here to confirm your specific vehicle can be optimised.

Performance Software Upgrades for your Volvo

There's always a next level.

With Polestar Engineered Optimisation you will get more out of your Volvo car.

Enhanced agility, improved control and sharper response. A more personal car that suits you and your way of driving. An improved experience, developed by Polestar together with Volvo Cars - and installed by Volvo Cars. That means your warranty and service intervals are unaffected, as are fuel consumption and emission levels.

So, let’s give your Volvo car a Polestar treat and enjoy the drive.

Power when you need it

A Polestar Engineered Optimisation delivers the most power in the all-important middle range of your engine. This is where performance enhancement is used most effectively and frequently, so you will have additional power and torque available when you need it the most.

It is not just an engine upgrade

Our software package not only delivers more engine power and more torque - it also optimises the entire powertrain of your Volvo, including the gearbox. A Polestar Engineered Optimisation is a combination of several performance upgrades that will not only give you additional power to use but will also deliver more agility and sharper response in your daily driving.

A performance product that delivers

We know how to make a Volvo more powerful, faster and more dynamic. With more than 20 years of experience as Volvo's official performance partner, Polestar has the knowledge to develop performance products that truly deliver.

Energetic. Dynamic. Invigorating.

Your Volvo was created to make you feel connected, secure and comfortable. And now you can experience the excitement of enhanced performance.

Our Polestar Optimisation software upgrade will bring heightened engine power, faster, more precise gear capability and fine-tuned throttle response.

Faster Throttle Response

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

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.

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 mid-range performance. The gearbox also avoids changes when cornering at high g-forces (where possible) for better stability.

Increased Engine Performance

We have 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. 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.

14 Day Trial

Contact your retailer to enjoy a 14-day trial in your car .

Knowledge is power

With more than 20 years on the track, Polestar is at the leading edge of performance. Our team uses everything we learnt on the racing circuit to engineer products that enhance your driving experience.

Important information. If after the 14 day trial you do not wish to keep the upgrade, please contact your dealer immediately to arrange for the software to be removed from the vehicle, returning the car to standard.