Upgrading the engine, gearbox and All Wheel Drive

Only £555 | £140 saving

Unchanged fuel consumption and emissions

An optimisation does not alter fuel consumption or emission levels.

Original warranties unaffected

An optimisation leaves your original warranty and service intervals unaffected.

Installation in less than 60 minutes

Our optimisations take about an hour to install – and are always carried out by authorised Volvo Cars dealers.

More power with increased engine performance

With the Polestar Engineered Optimisation, you will get confident acceleration all through the rpms. Extra power in the mid-range, for instance when overtaking, makes all the difference.

How it works

A Polestar Engineered Optimisation increases horsepower with focus on the active driving, mid-range rpm interval, which is around 2 500–5 000 rpm in petrol models and 2 000–4 000 rpm in diesel. This delivers stronger acceleration and a more powerful overall feel.

More power to the ground with faster gear shifts

Instead of experiencing a brief hesitation in the acceleration when your car shifts gear, you will have access to more power, making every millisecond count when you’re driving actively.

How it works

Every time a car shifts gear, it disconnects the power from the wheels for a short time. The shorter the time, the more constant the power. The Polestar Engineered Optimisation delivers faster gear shifts, resulting in more powerful acceleration.

Immediate acceleration with improved off-throttle response

With the Polestar Engineered Optimisation your car will accelerate faster when you push the throttle after braking. The engine maintains the optimal gear for the most efficient rpm. This provides faster response and more predictability, allowing you to feel in full control.

How it works

In a situation, where you accelerate after braking, e.g. when overtaking multiple vehicles, the Polestar Engineered software anticipates your intention and secures the right gear, with an rpm that reduces turbo lag and generates a quicker response.

Increased corner control with precision gear shifting and hold

The Polestar Engineered Optimisation secures the correct gear when cornering, allowing the car to maintain tyre grip. This both stabilizes the car and ensures the powertrain is ready to accelerate at the corner exit.

How it works

Any gear shifting during cornering can unsettle your car. The optimisation counters this by holding the optimal gear to maintain a higher rpm, thereby securing tyre grip throughout the corner.

Improved control with AWD torque distribution

Instead of feeling unbalanced on slippery or winding roads, an optimised car will generate more power to the rear wheels. This provides more balance and predictability when driving actively.

​How it works

Normally, AWDs apply more power to the front wheels. With the Polestar Engineered Optimisation, you get better traction when more torque is distributed to the rear wheels at take-off and cornering.


Quicker reactions with enhanced throttle response

Instead of experiencing a feeling of hesitation from your car when you give it more throttle, an optimised car will feel intuitive and react quicker to what you want to do.

How it works

With a Polestar optimisation the delay between the throttle input and engine response has been reduced. The engine responds more directly making the car more agile. This will provide confident power and direct acceleration.

The mark of performance

The exclusive Polestar Engineered rear badge subtly lets the world know your car has been optimised.

In-display Polestar Engineered mode

Latest generation Volvos also have Polestar Engineered mode added to their drive mode selection menu.

What upgrades will your car get? Two factors define which upgrades a Polestar Engineered Optimisation adds to your Volvo. These are its power train and generation:
  • All (SPA, CMA and Drive-e) automatic cars get five upgrades – AWD torque distribution is conditional, see below.
  • All cars with manual transmission get two upgrades: Power when you need it (engine performance) and Swift reactions (throttle response).
  • All Volvos of the latest generation (SPA and CMA platforms) with AWD, also get rear wheel power (AWD torque distribution).


What is Polestar Engineered?

Polestar Engineered is an exclusive collaboration between Volvo and Polestar. Polestar’s engineers and race experienced test drivers develop and optimise Volvo cars. The collaboration ranges from limited edition models to software optimisations for almost all Volvo cars.


What are Polestar Engineered Optimisations?

Polestar Engineered Optimisations are software-based upgrades to Volvo cars. Six important performance areas of the powertrain are improved to enhance the driving experience.

Polestar Engineered Optimisations take your Volvo car to the next level of performance. Increased mid-range power is combined with quicker reactions, optimised control and timings in the drivetrain.

How much does a Polestar Engineered Optimisation cost?

Usually this amazing optimisation is £695. Now only £555 for a short time! This includes a 14 day money back guarantee if you are unsatisfied with the product

Can I optimise my Volvo with Polestar Engineered Optimisation?

Please fill in the form opposite and one of our helpful advisors will check your vehicle against our database to check for eligibility.

Where can I get the Polestar Engineered Optimisation?

The simple answer is right here at Tyn Lon Garage. We can install a Polestar Engineered Optimisation in your car. It only takes about an hour and can easily be combined with your next service. To ensure that a Polestar Engineered Optimisation is available for your car, please contact us here at the dealership beforehand.

Is Polestar Engineered owned by Volvo?

Polestar Engineered is a collaboration between Volvo and Polestar.

What are the main benefits of optimising my Volvo?

The best way to understand the benefits and how they change the car is a test drive. Please contact your dealer to arrange this. However, to summarise, here is what a Polestar Optimisation delivers:

  • A more powerful and agile car.
  • A dynamic and emotionally satisfying driving experience.
  • Faster engine response and quicker acceleration.
  • Sportier gear shifts.
  • Better control during cornering due to the intelligent shift schedule.
  • Better balance in corners and traction at take-off (AWD).