Date: Tue, 16 Feb 1999 10:04:30 +0200
From: Kristjan Kabin <kabinknopsam.edu.ee>
Subject: Re: SAAB 9-5 or Charysler 300M ?


Lloyd R. Parker wrote: > > > Why does the Volvo S70, with only a turbo 5, beat it in acceleration by > such a HUGE margin? > because the Volvo`s turbocharger gives alot more boost, wait for a year or so when the 9-5 aero comes out...we`ll see the differences then... > > No, the 9-5 does not perform better. As I posted, C/D found identical > 0-60 times, with the 300 0.1 sec faster when using AutoStick; also 0.1 sec > faster 5-60. Identical 1/4 mile times too. 300 top speed 2 mph faster. > 9-5 stopped 2 feet shorter from 70. 300 gets same city mpg; 1 mpg better > highway. 300 has 0.01 g more lateral acceleration, and is 1 db quieter at > 70. The 300 is also over $8000 lower priced. > it might be 8000$ less in US, but not in Europe... > > A Mercedes E55 will outperform your 9-5 too. So what does that prove? > nothing :) Kristjan

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