Yup, they're the same platform, but not the same width or length or shape. But I learned during my highschool days that you can fit anything into anything if you push hard enough and use a big enough torch. I'm sure the V70R will have be a tuned T5 with stiffer suspension and suede seats.<P>- Darell<P>
Well, we're talking about an inch or so here and there. But if you sit in one after driving a V70 for a while, you notice the extra elbow room right away. I can only assume that extra width carries over into the engine bay.<P>- Darell<P>
The English word Sweden is "Suède" in French, but no Volvo has real suede seats, instead they have Alcantara which is synthetic suede, so I guess we have "Synthetic Sweden" cars right, or something like that? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P>-Drew<p>[This message has been edited by InDy (edited 02-10-2001).]
I think I read somewhere that the Volvo engines are a modular design i.e. the 4,5, and 6 cylinder engines all share the same bore & stroke and combustion chamber design. With the engine mounted as it is, the engine bay would have to be one full cylinder width more to get a 6 cylinder into the V70.<P>Oh, but I wish they had worked that out. That is the one thing about the V70 that I find almost barbaric, is the coarsness of the 5 cylinder engine.<P>But strange as it may seem, GM has a new family of engines coming along that include an inline 5 cylinder, and Ford is working in that direction also. Does anyone happen to know if DB and Audi still produce their inline 5's for use in Europe?