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    Thread: 2.5T or T5?

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      2.5T or T5?

      which engine has more power potential? What is the difference between 2.5T and the new 2.5L T5. Sorry for the newbie questions

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      Re: 2.5T or T5? (bradypatrick2000)

      Quote, originally posted by bradypatrick2000 »
      which engine has more power potential? What is the difference between 2.5T and the new 2.5L T5. Sorry for the newbie questions

      T5 has, undoubtedl, more potential. And the "new" T5 engine is not 2.5L but 2.4L.

      Yannis

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      Re: 2.5T or T5? (bradypatrick2000)

      And just to elaborate on Yannis's reply, the 2.5T is ~210HP and the (new as in MY05) T5 is ~260HP.
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      Re: 2.5T or T5? (bradypatrick2000)

      Go with the T5 all the way. I considered both of those engines and went with the T5. Mine has 247 hp and the MY 05 will have 257 hp I believe and a bit more torque than MY01-04.

      2.5T has more low end torque and will be a bit faster from 0mph but once you're going and rpms are over 2,000 the T5 will perform much better.

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      Re: 2.5T or T5? (soledoc)

      Agreed. If you're concerned about engine power, the T5 is probably more for you. Due to more limited funds, and the fact that I really don't find myself in the higher RPMs often anyways, I found the 2.5T to be more a fit for me personally (and since it was already a big leap over what I was driving before, the 2.5T was more within my personal comfort zone). I'd say evaluate your daily driving habits, take em both out for a spin, and see what you think.

      Heh, I've always been slightly timid when it comes to driving.

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      Re: 2.5T or T5? (exizldelfuego)

      According to the Volvo STATS, the 0-100km/hr times are 7.0 sec for the 2.5T and 6.8 sec for the T5. The 2.5T has 236ft/lbs of maximum torque, while the T5 has 243. The 2.5T is quite quick off the line, but probably will give you a bit less passing acceleration on the highway. As was stated before the 2.5T has its torque peak at lower RPMs. In canada we can't go faster than 100 km/hr anyway (haha). I chose the 2.5T and I have been very happy. However, next one will be the RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

      You can't go wrong with either engine. The features of the car I care about most and wouldn't want to live without are: HU-803 stereo, BiXenon headlights, ZF servotronic speed sensitive steering.

      My 2 cents.


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      Re: 2.5T or T5? (brainsurgin)

      Quote, originally posted by brainsurgin »
      According to the Volvo STATS, the 0-100km/hr times are 7.0 sec for the 2.5T and 6.8 sec for the T5. The 2.5T has 236ft/lbs of maximum torque, while the T5 has 243. The 2.5T is quite quick off the line, but probably will give you a bit less passing acceleration on the highway. As was stated before the 2.5T has its torque peak at lower RPMs. In canada we can't go faster than 100 km/hr anyway (haha). I chose the 2.5T and I have been very happy. However, next one will be the RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

      But see, the T5 can be had with manual transmission so then...bye-bye 2.5T!

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      Re: 2.5T or T5? (GrecianVolvo)

      According to Volvo, the manual trani provides the 6.8 second time

      VOLVO S60 T5 (247 BHP)
      The most enticing front-wheel drive sport sedan that
      really inspires sporty driving. The turbocharged fivecylinder
      2.3-liter engine generates very high torque over
      a wide range of engine speeds. The engine begins
      providing its full torque potential (243 ft./lbs.) at 2400
      rpm and on models equipped with a manual transmission
      takes the car from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.8 seconds. The
      high charge-air pressure in the turbo means extra power
      at high engine speeds.

      VOLVO S60 2.5T (208 BHP)
      Provides a beautifully balanced and spirited driving
      experience. The five-cylinder 2.5-liter turbocharged
      engine gives you access to the engine’s full torque
      (236 ft./lbs.) from as low as 1500 rpm – so you can
      start off quickly and will seldom need to shift down, for
      example when passing slower moving vehicles. You
      accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.0 seconds.


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      I looked at both and I happy with the 2.5T.....and cost was not an issue it was value. I did feel much of a difference in driving both

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      Re: 2.5T or T5? (brainsurgin)

      Quote, originally posted by brainsurgin »

      The features of the car I care about most and wouldn't want to live without are: BiXenon headlights
      .


      No, you don't!
      Trust me here, if you have the North American BiXenons, you CAN live without them as they have no useable high beam so to speak of.
      My S60's headlights (Halogen) a have FAR more powerful and far reaching high beam than my R
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      Re: 2.5T or T5? (JRL)

      Quote, originally posted by JRL »

      Trust me here, if you have the North American BiXenons, you CAN live without them as they have no useable high beam so to speak of.
      JRL

      That's actually not something I've understood. Granted, I had the dealer raise my BiXenon lights (for whatever reason they were set preposterously low when I got the car... they lit up two lane divider lines in front of me and nothing else), but now they're perfect. I drive mostly around Seattle, so the opportunity for high beams is pretty rare. But when I've gone down to Olympia and am driving through the forest enclosed roads there, the high beams have worked real well. I don't think the high beams on the old XC were any better.

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