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RE: Volvo 850

At 11:45 AM 4/23/98 -0700, Lewis, Gary M wrote:
>	On Thursday, April 23, 1998 10:29 AM, Phil says;
>	>> But the 5 cylinder is strictly Swedish.
>	>They've moved Weissach?
>Also, didn't Volvo employ Weissach (Porsche) when they designed the
>Volvo 5 cyl?

Yes, I believe that Volvo did have outside consulting and design work done
by Weissach. I've asked a friend of mine at VCNA to confirm this, but
haven't heard back from him yet. The Volvo websites don't have any info...

As far as I'm aware (and again, I'm confirming...) the Volvo 5 cylinder
engine is soley produced in Sweden. The S40 and V40, a competitor to the
A4, OTOH, I think was a joint deal with Mitsubishi. And Volvo has announced
that these small cars will be brought into the US.

But the French had nothing to do with it...and another poster was right, it
was the DeLorean rather than the Bricklin that also used the PRV-6 engine.