NEW YORK – Volvo Car Co. is mulling the use of a Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd. V-8 for its next-generation S80. The information was carried on the rogue Volvospy website and a company spokesman declines to confirm the report. However, Ward's has learned that an engineering team is investigating use of the Yamaha engine so that Volvo's flagship model might better compete with cars such as the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes E-Class. Fuel economy and environmental standards would be a vital part of ...

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