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Re: Volvo I-5 Was: Re: 90 90Q 20V vs. 97 S6 vs. 98 A4 30V

On Mon, 21 Jul 1997, Elliott Potter wrote:

> >>
> >>butt.  I'm sure that there are several people who will also go to bat for the
> >>turbo 20v 5, perhaps the best Audi engine ever.   Look, even those bloody
> >>Swedes borrowed the design, and still incorperate it in the worlds fastest
> >>(or second fastest, depending on who you talk to) production wagon.  Go for
> >>the S6, it's a rare car that you won't have many opertuntites to own in the
> >>future.  There will always be 30v A4's hanging around in 5 years.
> >>
> >
> >oi, fastest station wagon (ex production granted) is *not* a swede. ;-)
> >
> >and their i5 is not based on the audi.
> >
> >agree with your other sentiments though...
> >
> I don't know what they based their I5 on, but just how many I5's are
> there?  I'm sure that Audi isn't alone, but I can't think of any others
> (of course aside from Volv's new one).
> Elliott
The whole rundown, I think:
Acura's Vigor/TL 2.5
Mercedes-Benz 3.0 diesel, 300d/SD
Volvo 850
Audi 10/20v

The Merc preceded the Audi by about two years- but strictly speaking, that
was diesel only. Audi was first for gas engines.