I always felt those Volvos are on the slow side. My neighbor has a V70R with a stick. Same generation as the blue one. I was really excited when he told me about it.... 300 HP after all. At the time I was driving a 540.... I dunno.... BMW must underrate their motors because the 540 would eat this thing alive!
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