Eggs brought you the low-down on the Turbo X release in the UK earlier on, but I thought I’d publish the official release here as well, if for no other reason than being an excuse for showing the accompanying photos that they released.
It’s a hottie!!
# Saab Turbo X debuts at MPH Show
# Revolutionary XWD system introduced in the car that celebrates 30 years of Saab turbocharging
# Saab announces 500 to be sold in the UK, prices start from £32,495.
MPH 2007 (1st- 4th November) will see the UK premiere of the Saab Turbo X, a driver-focused performance car that sets new standards for the brand. Initially launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, Saab has today announced that only 500 of these limited edition models will be sold in the UK and prices will start from just £32,495.
This model also marks the introduction of XWD, a cutting edge all-wheel-drive system that sets performance standards competitors will seek to emulate.
With 400 Nm of torque from its 280 hp 2.8V6 turbo engine, the Turbo X is the ultimate performance expression of the new Saab 9-3 range. Saab XWD features active management that not only splits torque delivery between both axles, but also between the rear wheels. This responsive system delivers a level of driver involvement and dynamic chassis control never seen before from Saab.
Jonathan Nash, Managing Director of Saab Great Britain, said: “MPH is one of the high points of the automotive calendar and so it is fitting that we chose it for the debut of the Turbo X, which will undoubtedly be one of the talking points of the show.”
Available in Saloon or SportWagon bodystyles, the order book for the Turbo X is now open and first customer deliveries are expected early next year.