Available on new and existing Volvos.
Installed by our Volvo trained technicians in approximately 60 minutes.
Performance Software Upgrades for your Volvo
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.
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.
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.
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.
Contact your retailer to enjoy a 14-day trial in your car.
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.