Feb 12 – There’s an update below.
The first tidbits of information are starting to come out about the concept to be unveiled in Geneva on February 27. I can tell you, from a reliable source, that the concept has been named
Information is scant and there’s no pictures, but I can tell you the following:
The Concept Car Saab Aero-X is going to be a real highlight. With the unveiling of the spectacular sportscar at the Geneva show, the following key values from Saab will be shown:
- Saab’s unique heritage as plane constructor
- A clear design tradition with Scandinavian roots
- progress and innovation
Johan, in comments, says the following:
"With the world premiere of the Saab Aero X and the European debut of the Saab 9-5 BioPower the Scandinavian brand shows two concept cars which are powered by the eco-friendly renewable energy source bioethanol. While the Aero X The car has a 400-hp Bio-Power twin-turbocharged engine the Saab 9-5 BioPower Concept is driven by a turbo powerplant with a displacement of 2.3 liters. It delivers a higher maximum performance by almost 20 percent (310 hpvs. 260 hp) and a 25 percent more powerful torque (440 Nm vs. 350 Nm) than its gasoline equivalent as well as significantly reduced CO2 emissions."
I haven’t been able to find that press release, Johan. If you have a link for it, please add it into comments. Link found (Thanks Johan)!! As Johan mentions, with these numbers it appears that Saab may have Biopowered the V6 engine. With 400hp and that "X" designation, I think AWD is a decent bet.
That’s all I’ve got at the moment, people – but it’s a heck of a lot more than we had before.
Aero-X? Is there a hint of AWD in that name? The mind boggles! Bring on February 27!!