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Old 01-29-2003, 06:59 PM   #1
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What Would Win?

A E36 M3 or an Volvo S70 T5?
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Old 01-29-2003, 07:03 PM   #2
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Volvo 2.3L

236HP@5100rpm 243torque@2100rpm

Curb Weight 3272lbs

Bmw M3 3.0L

240Hp@6000 225torque@4250

Curb Weight 3175lbs
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Old 01-29-2003, 07:46 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 01-29-2003, 08:03 PM   #4
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1/4 Mile and from a roll
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Old 01-29-2003, 08:09 PM   #5
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M3, Im assuming it has more aggressive gearing

What is FWIW?
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Old 01-29-2003, 09:06 PM   #6
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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)!
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Old 01-29-2003, 10:24 PM   #7
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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
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Old 01-29-2003, 10:35 PM   #8
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Your car does not do it to 60 in 5.5sec
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Old 01-30-2003, 12:05 PM   #9
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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....)
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Old 01-30-2003, 03:06 PM   #10
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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.
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Old 01-30-2003, 03:29 PM   #11
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Old 01-30-2003, 05:25 PM   #12
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I think it would be a good race
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Old 01-30-2003, 06:10 PM   #13
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the M3 would munch it hands down.
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Old 01-30-2003, 06:41 PM   #14
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I have driven both and I say it would be a good race
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Old 01-31-2003, 03:16 AM   #15
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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.
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