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Spartiatis 01-29-2003 06:59 PM

What Would Win?
 
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A E36 M3 or an Volvo S70 T5?

Spartiatis 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

FatDaddyBMW 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.

Spartiatis 01-29-2003 08:03 PM

1/4 Mile and from a roll

mkgino 01-29-2003 08:09 PM

M3, Im assuming it has more aggressive gearing

What is FWIW?

FatDaddyBMW 01-29-2003 09:06 PM

Quote:

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)! :)

SickFinga 01-29-2003 10:24 PM

Volvo

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


M3

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

Spartiatis 01-29-2003 10:35 PM

Your car does not do it to 60 in 5.5sec

FastM3 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....)

mkgino 01-30-2003 03:06 PM

Quote:

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.

BMW BMXer 01-30-2003 03:29 PM

don't underestimate volvos

Spartiatis 01-30-2003 05:25 PM

I think it would be a good race

Rolled_Out 01-30-2003 06:10 PM

the M3 would munch it hands down.

Spartiatis 01-30-2003 06:41 PM

I have driven both and I say it would be a good race

BMW_M52_M20 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.
Jay


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