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Motor Trend Magazine's May issue just crossed my doorstep and I was ecitied to see a full reivew of the Acura TL Type S. Audi A6 2.7T, BMW 330i, MB C320, Saab 9-3 Viggen, and Volvo T5.<P>The tests are completely comprehensive and the Volvo tied the Benz for Second. Of Course the BMW came in first. Check it out, good stats, story, and pictures finally.<P>
 

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The Volvo S60 T5 did very well! Actually, when Motor Trend was reviewing the cars for their 'Car of the Year' test, they loved the S60. I am not surprised it did so well in this latest review. Their staff really likes the car. The T5 had the quickest high speed acceleration of the 6 cars tested, pretty cool. What is really surprising, is that the Audi A6 2.7T did 0-60 mph in 5.9 seconds, that is fast!<P>-Drew<p>[This message has been edited by InDy (edited 04-06-2001).]
 

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Someone from Bimmer.Org has already scanned the whole review and posted it on PhotoPoint. You can read it at the link below, but note that the person who scanned it violated copywrite laws unfortunately. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif"><P><B><BR><A HREF="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumIndex?u=1316555&a=12463710&f=0" TARGET=_blank>Motor Trend May, 01 Comparison Test!</A></B><P><B><BR>1.) BMW 330i<BR>2.) Volvo S60 T5/Mercedes C320<BR>3.) Audi 2.7T<BR>4.) Acura 3.2TL Type-S<BR>5.) Saab 9-3 Viggen<BR></B><BR>-Drew
 

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If you own the S60 or are looking to own one,<BR>then this was a friendly review---lacking the <BR>apparent bias of other comparisons. Curiously<BR>absent in Motor Trend was the Lexus IS 300.<BR>And you have to wonder why the Audi A6 was<BR>in the mix (ie price, size, specs).<BR>Who's next to do a comparison review?
 

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The only mainstream magazine I have not seen a comprehensive review is Automobile...hopefully they would be next.<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by InDy:<BR><B>The Volvo S60 T5 did very well! Actually, when Motor Trend was reviewing the cars for their 'Car of the Year' test, they loved the S60. I am not surprised it did so well in this latest review. Their staff really likes the car. The T5 had the quickest high speed acceleration of the 6 cars tested, pretty cool. What is really surprising, is that the Audi A6 2.7T did 0-60 mph in 5.9 seconds, that is fast!<P>-Drew<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Not so surprising considering it is a 6 cylinder, twin turbo, 5 valves per cylinder engine. This engine was designed for speed and is also made with forged parts. It is the same engine that comes on the S4. Slap an APR chip in it and your doing 0-60 in 5 seconds flat.<P>
 
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