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what is better Volvo V70 T6 AWD or Volvo v70 t5 FWD

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Old Jul 21st, 2021, 21:30   #1
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What is better Volvo V70 T6 AWD or Volvo v70 t5 FWD?

I noticed that the V70 T5 has slightly less BHP but actually better performance figures, something about the AWD slowing the t6 down. Here I am talking about the VOLVO V70 T5 facelift which has 256 BHP I believe compared to 285bhp for the t6.
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What is better Volvo V70 T6 AWD or Volvo v70 t5 FWD?

I noticed that the V70 T5 has slightly less BHP but actually better performance figures, something about the AWD slowing the t6 down. Here I am talking about the VOLVO V70 T5 facelift which has 256 BHP I believe compared to 285bhp for the t6.
are you meaning p3 cars when you say facelift ?
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I’ve never owned either car but from a generic standpoint I’ll assume the T6 is heavier, most likely has a bigger engine to account for the power increase? Those assumptions made its AWD, which means Awfully Weighty Drivetrain or Awfully wasteful Drivetrain 😂. I’m jesting of course but while the system will give more traction when required, it makes the car heavier and also drastically increases the transmission losses from the engine to the wheels. Power figures from manufacturers are at the engine, but the power figure that matters is what reaches the wheels.

So while the T6 may have more engine power it probably puts less on the road, and it’s heavier. A more accurate power comparison would be bhp @ wheels per tonne.

As I said I have no specific experience of either car but thems the physics so to speak. Hope that helps.

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What is the actual question you are asking - what do you mean by 'better'?

A better definition might elicit some signs of life
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Returning to the forum might help as well....Jason's last visit was July 23rd.
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Returning to the forum might help as well....Jason's last visit was July 23rd.
Yes. He says the forum is “brimming with life” sarcastically, but hasn’t been online since 23rd July. Lol.

Maybe there’s a genuine reason though, so hopefully he returns soon.
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