Hello to all. I am new to this forum, having been looking here for a few weeks and now will jump in with a question. Our current family sedan is a Volvo S70 Turbo. What I have appreciated about this engine is that maximum torque comes in very low, around 1800 rpm, which gives the car good acceleration ability/feel before the engines really spins up. I notice that the CTS engines have their torque peak at much higher rpm range. I know this is a subjective question but does this cause the CTS to feel relativly sluggish on initial takeoff? I also have a C6 corvette and while I understand that the CTS would not feel like it does, I do like the torque pattern of traditional American V8 engines. By the way, the CTS-V would be nice but is out of my price range for a family car. I realize that the final answer to my query is to take a test drive. I am just not ready to start the dealer hassle experience just yet. I don't like to take up a salemen's time and put miles on a dealers car until I am actually ready to make the purchase. At that time I will probably try out the new Volvos and look at used BMW 5 series as well as the CTS. So here I am, asking for your input, comparisons, etc. Thanks in advance.