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It's official. Volvo has changed the name of the V70 XC to the XC70 for 2003. In addition, they've given us a peak at the new European model XC70 D5. Check it out on our main page later today.
 

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Is this the same engine that they have out now in Europe for MY 2002?<p>[This message has been edited by mpeng168 (edited 05-29-2002).]
 

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So they made the name change huh? That's great. I'll have to try swapping my badge around, or maybe I'll just buy a new one as fitting double sided tape to those thin letters is gonna be a pain.<P>Man I wish we had the D5 here in the US. I know our sulphur levels or somethin are too high and we probably couldn't run the car, but man when they ever get our Diesel in line with the rest of the world, this'd be one cool car to own.<P>
 

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So, it's not a Haldex, but developed by them?<p>[This message has been edited by The_one_n_only (edited 05-29-2002).]
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mpeng168:<BR><B>Is this the same engine that they have out now in Europe for MY 2002?<P>[This message has been edited by mpeng168 (edited 05-29-2002).]</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>Yes.<P><BR>Yannis<BR><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by [email protected]:<BR><B>It's official. Volvo has changed the name of the V70 XC to the XC70 for 2003. In addition, they've given us a peak at the new European model XC70 D5. Check it out on our main page later today.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>The torque is AMAZING!!!! 250 ft-lbs??? Holy guacamole!<P>Yannis<P><P>
 

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Never Mind, it's fixed. Thanks for pointing that out.<P>On the torque thing, it's amazing what the Europeans can do with diesel. It's a shame we're not yet on that level.<P>When I was in Germany last September, I had a chance to drive one of the 150hp TDI VW Boras (Jetta here). That car was easily as powerful as a VR6 stateside. I'd love to spend some seat time in a D5.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by [email protected]:<BR><B>Thanks for pointing that out.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Huh? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/confused.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif">
 

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Im considering ordering the new XC in the diesel version. I live in Denmark, but is going to live in USA the next 4 years, and then moving back to Denmark bringing the car with me back. Would like to buy the D5 because of the high gas prices in Denmark.<BR>Now the question: What is that about the diesel in the states? Is it pour quality? Would the XC D5 not be able to run on the diesel you get in the states?<BR>
 

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D5's are fast .<BR>I drove a few and they are very impressive cars.<BR>At top speed you run in to the limiter as driving against a wall, at 220 kmh!<BR>Volvo should have opted for a 6 speed gearbox like the Audi's<BR>On the high I had the oportunity to follow a few up to 200 kmh and they are real fast , also compared to the T5.<BR>My estimate is than under certain circumstances it is faster as a 2.4T.<BR>Th XC70 D5 GT was at the last Brussels show.<BR>Haldex is available on all the MY2003 models.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by dkXCViking:<BR><B>Im considering ordering the new XC in the diesel version. I live in Denmark, but is going to live in USA the next 4 years, and then moving back to Denmark bringing the car with me back. Would like to buy the D5 because of the high gas prices in Denmark.<BR>Now the question: What is that about the diesel in the states? Is it pour quality? Would the XC D5 not be able to run on the diesel you get in the states?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I don't think that should be a problem anymore, as far as I know. In the near past, when a lot of oil was imported in the United States from Nigeria, there were some problems as Nigerian oil was known to have a high sulfur content which was a problem for newer technology diesel engines.<P>Furthermore, what you must not do, once you are here, is not to buy diesel from "unknown brand" gas stations. Here in the US, such stations flourish because they sell gasoline (and diesel) at tremendously reduced prices. The "secret" is that they skip on additives and/or buy inferior quality refined products, not worth the extra few cents you may save per gallon.<P>Yannis<P><P>
 

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I believe our sulphur content is higher, but that doesn't necessarily mean you'll have probs. I'd contact Volvo Cars North America as I'd be surprised if they haven't at least played with a test mule of the car over here. I'll try to remember to ask.<P>Where I think you'll have more of a problem is keeping the car here for four years. I think the limit for personal use is one year, but don't quote me. You can find more legitimate info here.<BR> <A HREF="http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/import/temp9911.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/import/temp9911.html</A> <BR> <A HREF="http://www.customs.ustreas.gov/imp-exp2/informal/car.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.customs.ustreas.gov/imp-exp2/informal/car.htm</A> <BR> <A HREF="http://www.customs.ustreas.gov/impoexpo/impoexpo.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.customs.ustreas.gov/impoexpo/impoexpo.htm</A> <BR> <A HREF="http://www.serraintl.com/morelink.html#import" TARGET=_blank>http://www.serraintl.com/morelink.html#import</A> <BR> <A HREF="http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/import/RIlist0202.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/import/RIlist0202.html</A> <BR> <A HREF="http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/import/Gray0202.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/import/Gray0202.html</A>
 

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thank you George.<P>No i will not have problems with keeping the car in the states for 4 years. My stay is a NATO post (diplomat kind) and then there is no problems. I can even drive the car on european specifications for the stay.
 

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Ahh, I get it now. I live in DC, so I see those cars all the time. I just saw an S40 1.8 manual tranny last week and have since seen two VW Polos. It's always funny for the European car geek. I am always making double takes when I am inside the Beltway.<P>If you end up in DC, you'll have to bring that thing to one of our get togethers.
 

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i will keep that in mind George.<BR>I will definately be going to DC every now and then, even though my post will be in the Northern part of Texas! (Sheppard AFB)<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by [email protected]:<BR><B>Ahh, I get it now. I live in DC, so I see those cars all the time. I just saw an S40 1.8 manual tranny last week and have since seen two VW Polos. It's always funny for the European car geek. I am always making double takes when I am inside the Beltway.<P>If you end up in DC, you'll have to bring that thing to one of our get togethers.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Johann:<BR><B>D5's are fast .<BR>I drove a few and they are very impressive cars.<BR>At top speed you run in to the limiter as driving against a wall, at 220 kmh!<BR>Volvo should have opted for a 6 speed gearbox like the Audi's<BR>On the high I had the oportunity to follow a few up to 200 kmh and they are real fast , also compared to the T5.<BR>My estimate is than under certain circumstances it is faster as a 2.4T.<BR>Th XC70 D5 GT was at the last Brussels show.<BR>Haldex is available on all the MY2003 models. </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>Thats strange, I've heard that the D5 enginge is a litle bit to weak for the XC70 and that the 2,4T should fit it better. But you have driven it so... <P>The Haldex system is great, but it is one or two years to late...<P><BR>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Twister:<P>Thats strange, I've heard that the D5 enginge is a litle bit to weak for the XC70 and that the 2,4T should fit it better. But you have driven it so... <P>The Haldex system is great, but it is one or two years to late...<P>[/B]<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I found the D5 had a little short breath in the first gears but the turbo really kicks in very hard. It should be stong enough for the XC since it's torque is even higher compared to the 2.4T<BR>Haldex is only late on the x70 models.<BR>I wanted to buy one a few month back but I didn't because of the Haldex not being available.<BR>One positive point is that all the MY2003 AWD's will receive the same 2.5T engine as the XC90.<BR>210 HP.<BR>I wondered what the new T5 will do.<BR>2.5T with 260 HP?<P>
 
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