2019 L.H.D

Polestar Performance Optimisation

Polestar Performance Optimisation
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Op. No.: 36012-2

Polestar engineers have taken a holistic approach to take the driving experience to a new level. No less than five key functions have been optimised to provide faster response, better balance and more intuitive driving. This results in a car that responds quickly and predictably, which is important for those who engage in active driving, whether on the racetrack or on the road.

Experience the Polestar effect

With more than 20 years racing experience, Polestar is at the forefront when it comes to performance optimisation. What we learn from motorsport, we take into the development of new products. The goal is always the same - to offer all Volvo owners an even greater driving experience.

Our optimisation is the result of careful development work within five key areas. Together they form a balanced, well proven and thoroughly tested package of driving pleasure.

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 changes1

The automatic gearbox changes gear more quickly to both improve acceleration and better respond to the driver's commands, e.g. downshifts before overtaking.

Better gear precision and gear holdĀ¹

The gears have also been calibrated to exploit the engine's improved midrange performance. The gearbox also avoids changes when cornering at high g-forces (where possible) for better stability.

Faster gear and engine responseĀ¹

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.

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.

Engine power is not increased for some engine variants. Check with your dealer for what applies to your car.

Torque for AWD

More torque to the rear wheels for a more dynamic experience leads to better cornering control and improved traction for starting.

Visit https://engineered.polestar.com for updated information on the offers available in your market.


Polestar Performance Optimisation is not offered for all engines. Find out whether your Volvo can be optimised, visit https://engineered.polestar.com.


Local certification is required to install the Polestar Performance Optimisation. Please contact Volvo's local marketing company for information about the legal requirements applicable in each country.


To enhance the experience of your Polestar optimisation, we recommend that you also choose DMS (Drive Mode System).

  1. Only applies to automatic gearboxes.
Last updated: 4/22/2024