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Where is my turbo???<br>I have grown very fond of turbos, just the way it makes the car feel when you are driving it on the highway or on back-roads like it is always in it’s power band and the car just wants to go faster is part of the reason why I enjoy the 2.5t in the old S80. I test drove a few BMWs the other day, a 530i and a 525i, supposedly very sporty sedans, but the engines just felt lazy and unenthusiastic when pushed. Stopping on the shoulder of the interstate and flooring the engine only caused the engine to rev to into a noisy frenzy that seems built into large engines along with a sluggish transmission feeling. When accelerating from 60mph to 90mph seemed sluggish until the engine had time to rev up to 5000rpm or so. Road handling (tight curves) was a little nicer only due to the weight balance but otherwise not enough to make me want to trade.<p>For me at least I think Volvo will have me as a customer for a while if only they can give me a nice fun turbo, comfortable of course.<p>I wonder how many BMW fans are going to bash me when I post this???<p>I was just wondering If Volvo plans to introduce a new Turbo in the next few years for he S80, and possibly an I5 as well.<p>p.s. How quiet is the new I6 and the V8 (compared to the 2.5t)????? (outside and inside)<p><br><i>Modified by SABAM25177 at 2:05 PM 8-9-2006</i><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by SABAM25177 at 2:05 PM 8-9-2006</i>
 

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Re: Turbo For the US??? (SABAM25177)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>SABAM25177</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I was just wondering If Volvo plans to introduce a new Turbo in the next few years for he S80, and possibly an I5 as well.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Turbo is supposedly planned for the 3.2 I6 but not right away.
 

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Re: Turbo For the US??? (SABAM25177)

Volvo is planning a single turbo for the 3.2 SI6.<br>This engine is at least a year away.<p>As for your bimmer experience, the 525i is a sled.<br>The 530 can be fun, but you have to keep the revs up.<br>If you look at the torque curve of an I6, it peaks in the higher rpm range.<br>So, you have to keep the car in the lower gears for spirited driving.<br>It is a VERY different experience from the turbo 5 where as soon as you hit 1800 rpm you have full turbo output.<p>There will be no I5 for the S80, at least not for the US.<p>Having driven the new SI6 in the XC90 I have found it to be quieter and smoother than the I5 turbo. The V8 has a wonderful tone at full acceleration, but is quiet otherwise.
 

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Re: Turbo For the US??? (SABAM25177)

does anyone know why Volvo is moving away fron the smaller displacment engines for the S80 in the US? Is it just the demographics? I understand the need for the V-8 as a 'halo' engine but the majority of car sales are from the smaller engines.
 

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It makes me mad that europe gets the 2.5t as well as the 2.5t plus manual transmissions, Four-C. and we get left with the leftovers.<br> Maybe I should move...
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>SABAM25177</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">does anyone know why Volvo is moving away fron the smaller displacment engines for the S80 in the US? Is it just the demographics? I understand the need for the V-8 as a 'halo' engine but the majority of car sales are from the smaller engines.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Majority of what car sales?<br>Certainly not cars in the S80's class.<br>The 3.2 is probably going to be the smallest engine in the class.<p>This is not an econo car. If that is what you are looking for I would suggest the S40.
 

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Volvo sold non-turbo S80s for a while. It is true that the smaller engines usually carry the line. How many 2.4 V70s does Volvo sell compared to the R? The Ford Mustang is kept alive by all the V-6 models it sells, not the Cobra V-8s. I too would want to see the I6 turbocharged, but hopefully they are giving us an LSD or equal length halfshafts to stop the torque steer?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>SABAM25177</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I wonder how many BMW fans are going to bash me when I post this???<p><i>Modified by SABAM25177 at 2:05 PM 8-9-2006</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hey, relax and don't worry <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> I'm a BIG BMW fan but as of late BMW is losing a huge fan in me. I used to have an X5 3.0 with a manual and loved it, my wife drives an X3 3.0 and she loves it. However, 6 months ago I leased (thankfully 2 years only) a 2006 330XI and I've had nothing but small problems with it. I hate the damn car and I think BMW's quality is falling fast. After only two months and 1300 miles (I take a train to work) twice the Tire Pressure Sensor went. Then at 2400 miles the rubber trim around the rear window began to peel off and shortly there after the silver trim on the passenger door also began to fall off. I was thinking, Isn't this a damn BMW that costs $44K? What a piece of crap <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p> I'm seriously thinking about the new S80 V8 as my next purchase. Adios BMW <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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fleuger99: sorry to hear of your problems. I understand the annoyance of paying for something and not getting what you paid for.<p>About the 2.5t: the thing is I would like to have the option of having a 2.5t (which in my opinion is plenty powerful enough for the S80 maybe not the fastest engine but still a good performer) along with the SI6 and the V8. I can understand why we still don’t have the D5 or the 2.4D, because of government regulations, but I would still like to see some of the choices Europe receives stateside, like the manual transmission.<p>I like the appeal of the turbocharged SI6 but it will undoubtedly be priced higher than the standard non-turbo SI6.
 
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