View Full Version : What Would Win?

01-29-2003, 06:59 PM
A E36 M3 or an Volvo S70 T5?

01-29-2003, 07:03 PM
Volvo 2.3L

236HP@5100rpm 243torque@2100rpm

Curb Weight 3272lbs

Bmw M3 3.0L

240Hp@6000 225torque@4250

Curb Weight 3175lbs

01-29-2003, 07:46 PM
What's the contest? A drag race? A road race? A car show? A stopping contest? Skidpad test?

FWIW, there's a lot more that comes into play than just the raw numbers there. Gearing, for one, is a big determinant of what will be quicker (which, I'm assuming, is what you were asking about).

Of course, it'd probably help if someone pulled out an old magazine article or two with the test numbers.

01-29-2003, 08:03 PM
1/4 Mile and from a roll

01-29-2003, 08:09 PM
M3, Im assuming it has more aggressive gearing

What is FWIW?

01-29-2003, 09:06 PM
Originally posted by mkgino
M3, Im assuming it has more aggressive gearing

What is FWIW?

I know the early e36 M3 has a close ratio transmission and a 3.46 diff, according to an early issue of Car and Driver. The close ratio box, in this instance, means the top gear (5th) is a 1:1 ratio.

FWIW = For What It's Worth

HTH (hope this helps)! :)

01-29-2003, 10:24 PM

0-60: 6.4
1/4 Mile: 14.9
1/4 Speed: 97


0-60: 5.5
1/4 Mile: 14.0
1/4 Speed: 99

01-29-2003, 10:35 PM
Your car does not do it to 60 in 5.5sec

01-30-2003, 12:05 PM
i think the m3 would win...a little more hp and more trq as well...

and where do you guys get all the info on cars...(ie. top speed, qtr mile times, 0-60, trq etc. etc....)

01-30-2003, 03:06 PM
Originally posted by Spartiatis
Your car does not do it to 60 in 5.5sec

Sure it does, and the volvo wouldnt come close to an M3, there is no way.

01-30-2003, 03:29 PM
don't underestimate volvos

01-30-2003, 05:25 PM
I think it would be a good race

01-30-2003, 06:10 PM
the M3 would munch it hands down.

01-30-2003, 06:41 PM
I have driven both and I say it would be a good race

01-31-2003, 03:16 AM
Wait a sec,now, my mom had an 850 T5 wagon and it was god damn fast. It had the high pressure turbo. The sedan is a pretty quick car as well as the coupe, but the M3 would be faster, but would NOT beat it hands down.
My mom now has a volvo XC AWD wagon with the lightpressure turbo and it is quite quick.
The only downfall with the T5 sedan is FWD I think.

01-31-2003, 07:53 AM
Originally posted by Spartiatis
Your car does not do it to 60 in 5.5sec

yeah it is 5.5sec

01-31-2003, 07:19 PM
good comp for the T5 would be an infiniti I30 T . but ya. the m3 would out handle the T5. but once that turbo kicks in (T5) it would be a good match. especially up to top speed . i dont know if there was an awd option on the T5. was there?

01-31-2003, 07:20 PM
while at the topic who would win.

what about the 328i or is and the preludes SE or SH

i got a new guy who started working with me and is driving the SE. once the winter is over we're gonna go and check in person which would win.

01-31-2003, 07:21 PM
328is no doubt

01-31-2003, 09:04 PM
i dunno al, from the times u had at cayuga i've seen preludes do that EASILY...if he has the SH its around 150lbs heavier than the SE or the normal prelude...you might take him off the line, but he has around 10 more HP and better gearing..it'll be a close race...i suggest putting your car on a lil diet that day..maybe take out the spare and stuff just to get a lil more advantage

02-04-2003, 02:26 AM
it will be a really tight a race, but the M3 will take it in the end, note the 0-60 times and 1/4 times, plus top speed is higher and all, M3 no doubt in my mind. *th-up*