Saturday Drive

Oct 12, 2019,11:27 AM

Out driving with the new XC60 B4, a new fancy Diesel/low voltage battery hybrid solution from Volvo.

After over 5 years with the BMW X5...testing how it is to go back to our former brand...Volvo.

Sure, so much have happened over those 5 years. The Volvo is surely on another level than our old Volvo.

Is it a BMW?...NO!!. And of course not.


It's very different. At the same time - nice, good, calm, kind, soft but not too soft... well, for sure, not bad.  And a lot of new tech in the cabin to support the driving. The first car we bought ever without test-driving it! Just ordered by spec and knowing what we wanted. Quite scary in fact.

But everything works well. That said - not sure a touch screen is the way to go – BUT, it’s the future it seems. So many cars got this solution now, but I just love BMW's iDrive solution. Yes, maybe old fashion by now...but it works, and you can have full control AND the eyes on the road - not the screen!

Did we make the "right" choice...? Naah..well, let's see. The BMW was very perfect for us. I have to drive the Volvo for some more weeks to see what I finally feel.

Of course,...a watch had to follow and make one of the first "car-wrist shot" images with the Volvo logo next to it...the IWC Portuguese PPC was my choice.


Many thanks for looking,


Kindest regards


IWC PPC Volvo XC60 wrist

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 By: PalmSprings : October 12th, 2019-12:00
What I love the most about this post is your jacket. Love it! Matches great with everything, watch and car. What's the ref on the IWC?

Thanks for your comment!

 By: BentN : October 14th, 2019-10:44
The IWC is just the steel PPC, ref 5023-08. But I think it suits the Volvo good...cold, steel...Scandinavian design All the best Bent

Thanks Nico

 By: BentN : October 14th, 2019-10:46
The jacket is nothing special really, but comfy on the cold days soon to arrive here up in the North... Thank you, Bent

Volvos are beautifully designed these days

 By: everso : October 26th, 2019-05:26
I used to love Volvos and had an 850R many years ago a car I still miss; but I think their current designs are some of the best looking cars on the road today! Nice photo and watch too!

The 850R was a real powerhouse at the time I guess

 By: BentN : November 1st, 2019-11:58
Volvo looking a bit smoother and rounder these days...generally I think. Thanks Bent