Posting may be slow here over the weekend. There’s a big overhaul happening for the site and I need some concentrated re-design time.
Layout or functionality suggestions always welcome.
I think I’ve mentoined it here in passing once in the last month, but it bears repeating…..from Auto Express:
Swedish firm Saab is to become General Motors’ centre of excellence for transverse engine four-wheel-drive development. So impressed are bosses with the company’s XWD technology, Saab now has responsibility for sharing it with other marques in the group – including Vauxhall and Cadillac. It already carries out all work on GM’s turbocharged engines.
That’s a lead for Saab in XWD, turbocharging and E85 (which is kind of ties in with turbocharging). Who says GM would have any interest in selling Saab? Almost anything more advanced than a pushrod engine seems to be coming out of Sweden 😉
I’m not sure how this ad would have played out, but Saab seem to have got into trouble for it before it was released:
The Saab advert, illustrating the benefits of using the Channel Tunnel, said ‘Change the weather without changing the planet’. It was withdrawn.
If you check out the link, it seems some car-makers are getting panned for calling their cars environmentally friendly. The wowsers doing the calling are saying that no car is environmentally friendly as long as it emits some CO2. That criteria would make the environmentalists themselves unfriendly to their environment, would it not?
OK, so we call the cars environmentally friendlier, then?
Automotive websites are falling over themselves to provide coverage of the future BMW 1-series coupe, which promises to be even less practical than the 5-door and looks odd and disproportioned if you ask me.
That’s the power of a strong brand.
German Post 1
Saab-blog.com is a German site with one mother of a 9000 Aero under it’s watch.
Plenty of jealousy-inducing Nurburgring footage here (though id’ love to see it shot again with a camera mount in the car).
German Post 2
You don’t need to understand German to figure out that we won’t be buying these Chinese cars anytime soon. If you’ve got relatives in China, best warn them about them as well.
The car is called a “Brilliance BS6”. Well, in China it is. Anywhere else it’s called “Death Wish 6”
German Post 3
Saab Freunde has a list of the German specs for the 2008 Saab 9-3. Click here then scroll down a bunch for reprductions of the press releases.