Friday, July 18, 2008

R vs X


What would happen if two Swedish motor companies pitted their fastest cars against each other? This is what went through my mind when I read Swade's recent article. The specs were so similar that I had to do a comparison.

SIDE-BY-SIDE COMPARISON


2008 SAAB TURBO X

2007 VOLVO S60 R

PRICE

MSRP $42,510

MSRP $38,985

ENGINE

2.8 liter V6

HO turbo

2.5 liter I-5

HO turbo

HP/TORQUE

280 hp/295 lb. ft.

300 hp/295 lb. ft.

TRANSMISSION

6 speed manual XWD

6 speed manual AWD

0-60 MPH

5.5 sec.

5.4 sec.

TOP SPEED

155 mph

155 mph

FUEL ECONOMY

16 city/24 hwy

16 city/23 hwy

FUEL CAPACITY

16.4 gal.

18 gal.

WEIGHT

3770 lbs.

3571 lbs.

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References:

  1. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/main.jhtml?xml=/motoring/2008/03/29/nosplit/mfsaab129.xml


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