A pretty interesting video and explanation. My brother recently picked up a used '98 V70 AWD R (the 237hp version) for his wife, and I was doing some research about the Volvo AWD setup. It certainly sounds
nice, but it shouldn't doesn't appear to do much, huh?
The info I found was here: http://www.autoworld.com/news/volvo/awd.htm
. I wonder if they used the same Volvo in both tests, and that particular car was just screwed up. According to the info at that link, low speed traction in particular should be excellent, as there are traction control systems for the front and rear axles. Something doesn't add up. I might have to get my brother to borrow the wife's car so we can go do some independent testing of our own.
'97 Legacy 2.5GT sedan