AS every sun-seeking holidaymaker knows, you have to get up early to beat the Germans to the best deckchairs on the beach in your Mediterranean resort of choice, writes William Scholes. It probably isn’t stretching the metaphor, or the national stereotype, too far to suggest that when Germany’s premium car-makers turn up pool-side at the Costa del Mid-Size-Sports-Saloon, they don’t just bring one towel, they bring a bale. So dominant are the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class in this part of the market that no-one else has really got a look in. Many have tried. The Lexus IS, with its refined hybrid drivetrain, company car-user-friendly benefit-in-kind tax rate and epic build quality, has made a better go of it than most. Alfa Romeo’s svelte Giulia is as great to drive as it is to look it, but remains a rare sight; Jaguar’s XE is undercooked and unloved. And then there’s Volvo. Its 3 Series rival is the S60 and though a fine car in its own right, earlier versions hadn’t been able to get up early enough to drape a towel over the best deckchair. Until now, that is. The latest, new-to-Northern Ireland S60 doesn’t just pack...