Benjamin Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> John Horner wrote:
> > Peter K L Milnes wrote:
> >> All front-wheel drive cars have a larger turning circle than rear
> >> wheel drive cars. 850 is FWD 740/940s etc are RWD.
> > The point is that Volvo went to great engineering lengths to minimize
> > this on the 850 and kept the increase from the 240/740/940 to 850 at
> > only one foot (32.5 -> 33.5). Then on the S60 they blew out over
> > another another five feet to a final spec of 38.7 feet.
> Is it because of the bigger tires? The s60 does hold the road well. It
> may also has to do with how wide the car is vs. the overall length.
The S60 isn't any longer. Tire width is critical. The S60R has a 42.7
ft turning radius because of the tires. The S60T5 is only 39 ft.
Cheers, Steve Henning in Reading, PA, USA
Owned '67,'68,'71,'74,'79,'81,'87,'93,'95 & '01 Volvos.
The '67,'74,'79,'87,'95 and '01 through European Delivery.