Polestar 2 gets rear-wheel drive and increases power and freedom – New Models

Polestar 2 gets rear-wheel drive and increases power and freedom – New Models

Polestar 2 is more powerful, with better performance and extended autonomy.

Like the Volvo C40 Recharge and XC 40 Recharge, the coupe it receives a new engine and rear-wheel drive for the range one engine.

Changes are not only in the mechanical part but also in aesthetics, starting with the front area.

changed forward

The front of the Polestar 2, now more technological, reflects the aesthetic language launched in the Polestar 3.

With the checkered panels to leave, more compact in front of the house SmartZone it consists of a front camera and a medium range radar.

20 inch alloy wheels on Performance Package they have been updated to more closely match the Polestar 3’s appearance.

Standard equipment on all versions of the Polestar 2 has also been improved, starting with the wireless charging function for a mobile phone.

As for active safety and driving assistance, it includes blind and cross-traffic alerts and rear-collision mitigation with automatic braking as standard.

It also has a 360-degree camera and anti-glare side mirrors.

Operating system development

In addition to these reforms, it is in the vehicle system that the main innovation in coupe 100% electric.

dialect one engine they now feature rear-wheel drive, powered by a new permanent magnet motor and silicon carbon alternator.

With an output of up to 220 kW (299 hp) compared to 170 kW (231 hp), it has been optimized for higher efficiency.

The mechanical performance has also increased by raising the torque to 490 Nm against the previous 330 Nm.

Acceleration to 100 km/h from a standstill is now 6.2 seconds, 1.2 seconds less compared to the previous version.

About the version Two motorsnow sets rear bias for greater driving pleasure and better performance by rebalancing the transmission.

A new rear engine is the main source of transmission, supported on the front wheels by a new asynchronous motor.

Power and torque now reach 310 kW (421 hp) and 740 Nm, a significant increase against the previous 300 kW (408 hp) and 660 Nm.

In addition to improved traction and overall greater efficiency, acceleration to 100 km/h is done in 4.5 seconds compared to the previous 4.7 seconds.

This efficiency gain is further aided by the front engine shutdown function, which can be engaged when not needed.

During acceleration when more power is needed, such as overtaking, the front engine is switched on immediately.

Version equipped with Performance Package optional offers 350 kW (476 hp), reducing zero to 100 km/h in a tenth, up to 4.2 seconds.

You can purchase additional power and functionality by updating the program for offerings Two Long Term Cars in the distance.

“The shift from front-wheel drive to rear-wheel drive on the Single Motor variants and the redefinition of the torque ratio on the Dual Motor version for a greater rear-wheel drive feel take the Polestar 2 driving experience to a new level.” says Joakim Rydholm, head of Polestar’s chassis development division.

new battery

All Polestar 2 versions feature upgraded lithium-ion batteries to improve efficiency and charging times.

The Long Term versions are based on 82 kWh batteries with 27 CATL modules.

The 24-module batteries of the Standard Series variant maintain a capacity of 69 kWh, and are now supplied by LG Chem.

These improved batteries benefit from a redesigned separator unit, updated bars and improved cell chemistry.

This means high loads in direct current of up to 205 kW per battery. long range and up to 135 kW per Standard Column.

The expansion of freedom in any version is very noticeable, especially with the function of turning off the front engine on Two Long Distance Cars.

The distance covered by the charge reaches 592 km, 105 more than the previous version, and always according to the WLTP cycle.

The Standard Range Single Motor version can now reach 518 km, an improvement of 40 km.

As for the Long Range One, it can reach 635 km, equivalent to 84 km more than the previous variant.

Polestar 2 Tension Battery Charge / DC Independence Power / Torque Price
Normal Frequency

one engine
behind 69 kWh / 135 kW Up to 518 km 272 hp / 490 Nm 53,400 euros
long range

one engine
behind 82 kWh / 205 kW Up to 635 km 299 hp / 490 Nm 56,900 euros
long range

Two motors
complete 82 kWh / 205 kW Up to 592 km 421 hp / 740 Nm 60,900 euros
long range

Dual Motor (Performance Package)
complete 82 kWh / 205 kW Up to 592 km 476 hp / 740 Nm 66,900 euros

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