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<IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/resources/gallery/special_cars/fictional/large/09.jpg"> <P>Since BMW is never going to make an 'M' version of the X5, what would you like Volvo to do with an XC90R type product? The BMW X5 4.6is has 347 hp and 354 ft-lbs of torque while the Mercedes ML55 AMG has 342 376 lb.ft of torque.<P>I think Volvo should just bring over the 32-valve supercharged 4.2 liter V8 from Jaguar that produces 400 hp and 408 lb.ft of torque. That sure would be nice! Although, a higher performance version of the 2.9 liter I6 with around 330hp could work. There is some stiff competition out there right now! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P>-Drew<p>[This message has been edited by InDy (edited 02-27-2002).]
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by [email protected]:<BR><B>The prob with an 8cylinder is packaging. They could always build out a more aggressive 6cyl turbo.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>True, but from what I had heard they had quite a few problems in getting more than LP turbos in that 6 cyl. Their big problem was the intense heat generated from HP Turbo in that 6-cyl. engine. So, a V8 may not be out of the question although many engineers (and the ladies and gentlemen in the Design Dept.) are way against a V6 design for safety and functionality reasons. <P>Yannis<P><P>
 

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I have updated news. This concept may not be an XC90 at all. The concept may be V70 based, perhaps an evolution of the XC. <P>Whatever the concept turns out to be, it will debut on March 5.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by [email protected]:<BR><B>I have updated news. This concept may not be an XC90 at all. The concept may be V70 based, perhaps an evolution of the XC. <P>Whatever the concept turns out to be, it will debut on March 5.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>How about that? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"> Hehehe!<P>Yannis<P><P>
 

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<B>Source:</B><BR><I>Automotive News Europe<BR>2002 Geneva Motor Show index <BR>February 26, 2002</I><P>More news...<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>New concept cars:</B> Volvo will unveil a second derivative of its Adventure Concept Car. Although Volvo declined to give pre-show details, sources expect this version to be smaller than both the upcoming XC90 and existing XC70 sport-utilities.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>-Drew
 

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<B>Source:</B><BR><I>4Car.Co.Uk<BR>Latest News<BR>Geneva Motor Show<BR>February 26, 2002</I><P>Again, more news...<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Volvo is to unveil its latest development of the ACC (Adventure Concept Car). ACC2, a four-wheel drive prototype, "promises to be an interesting development of the V70 XC". It will be shown alongside the XC90, which will make its European debut at Geneva.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>-Drew<p>[This message has been edited by InDy (edited 02-26-2002).]
 

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If it is a development of the V70 XC, then how could this play out in the future of the product scheme? Maybe a hi-po version of the V70 XC to compete better with the new Audi allroad 4.2 V8, a future forcast of the XC50 that is coming, or a pickup truck SUT sort of thing like the Chevrolet Avalanche?<P>I am thinking it could be along the lines of the Subaru Baja that is coming out in 2003. Remember, Volvo followed Subaru's Outback with the first 'XC', and now maybe this? Any thoughts?<P> <IMG SRC="http://www.edmunds.com/media/2002/naias/03.subaru.baja.f34.500.jpg"> <P> <IMG SRC="http://www.edmunds.com/media/2002/naias/03.subaru.baja.r34.500.jpg"> <P>-Drew
 

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I can emphatically tell you they won't do a pickup or a V50. BTW, we'll have pics up as soon as we are allowed to post them. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif">
 

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If they produce a similar monstrosity I will cry... <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/eek.gif"><P>Yannis<P><P>
 
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