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Video: Volvo S60 Polestar vs Audi RS4 and BMW M3

Videos | November 7th, 2012 by 13
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German magazine Auto Motor & Sport lets Volvo S60 Polestar race against the two beasts, Audi RS4 and BMW M3, at Gothenburg City Arena. The …

German magazine Auto Motor & Sport lets Volvo S60 Polestar race against the two beasts, Audi RS4 and BMW M3, at Gothenburg City Arena.

The 500 horsepower Volvo S6 is a reflection of Polestar’s current racing program. Under the hood sits a revamped 3.0-liter inline-six with 424 lb-ft of torque that takes the S60 Polestar from 0-60 mph in less than 4.0 seconds.

Polestar initially built a one-off for a single customer, but they have enough parts for 10 units that might be used for testing purposes or new customers with enough cash.

Video: Volvo S60 Polestar vs Audi RS4 and BMW M3

Audi RS4 Wagon is powered by a 4.2 liter direct-injected V8 that produces 450 hp at 8250 rpm. Maximum torque stands at 317 lb-ft and is available from 4000 to 6000 rpm. Audi claims a 0-to-62-mph sprint of 4.7 seconds.

The M3 needs no further introduction, but for those of you that stats junkies here are the highlights: powered by the S65B40 naturally aspirated, high-revving 4-liter V8 that is based on the 5-litre S85B50 V10 that powered the E60/E61 M5 and the E63/E64 M6. It delivers 414 horsepower at 8300 rpm, with peak torque of 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) at 3900 rpm.

So which one takes the win?

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  • bmwracer

    The Volvo has over 500bhp, a 50+bhp advantage over the other two cars… Why wouldn’t it win?

    Duh.

  • Automatic

    The RS4 eats the pathetic M3 for breakfast. Another proof of Audi’s supremacy over ridiculous BMW!!!!!

    • auaq

      Ohh! Welcome back sir. How have you been? It has certainly been a long time don’t you think?

      Please do entertain me with your overwhelming pathetic jokes on BMW, if you don’t mind my good friend.

    • ///MPOWER

      YEAHHHHHHH!!!!! Look who’s back on the block! FAN BOY!!!. where the hell have you been all this time Son?, its really great to have you back!, but i think you start off on the wrong foot here Fan Boy, re watch the video and you will see something like this “BMW ///M3 1:O2:0 and the AUDI did a 1:02:1, so you tell me know, when since a slower Car that set a slower lap time is being considered faster than a Car that set a faster lap time?

      It seemed evident that while you were absent from this Website dew to the HEAD INJURY you received after BMW Motorsport “CRUSH” AUDI and Mercedes Benz in DTM in all the respective titles, your brain has turned up side down, Fan Boy, I think you need to go see a neurosurgeon. We can’t afford to lose you, so please go.

    • Roland Renno

      The pathetic is you. This is why your beloved Audi lost the battle in DTM.

    • bmwracer

      Do the math: The M3 beat the Audi, moron… Get over yourself.

  • JRobUSC

    Hand a tuner 200k Euros to build a one off M3 or RS4 and I’d be willing to bet they shave more than 5 seconds off a lap.

  • K1M

    This is actually from Swedish version of this magazine, not German.

    • bmwracer

      Yup… It didn’t sound like he was speaking German.

  • Roland Renno

    I take my hat off to Volvo’s Polstar. 3.0 litre inline-six with 500 hp and 424 lb.ft! Now that’s a turbocharged engine.

  • ManniMan

    Bloody hell, if I was that powered about power I would just buy an M5 instead. Volvos dont even come close to BMW M in terms of image, expertise and engineering!

  • panos

    Volvos dont even come close to BMW M in terms of image, expertise and engineering ???? come on guys, ok bmw is a great car, but Volvo’s longevity and reliablility would put the best german cars out there into shame. Go check the s60 polestar vs c63 amg performance package, chris harris on youtube. That volvo is a beast !

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