UK Turbo X pricing – Saab release

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!!

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# 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.

Uk Saab Turbo X

UK Saab Turbo X

UK Saab Turbo X

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7 Comments

  1. I’ve been wondering: I know the XWD system splits power between the front and rear axles as needed and if you have the eLSD it’ll split the power between the two rear wheels as well. But what I’m wondering is if there would be any advantage over having an eLSD which splits the power between the front wheels as well? If not, why not?

    Also, the ReAxs system was fitted to FWD Saabs to decrease understeer, and I believe torque steer. Do the XWD-equipped Saabs still have the ReAxs system or is it no longer necessary with all-wheel-drive?

    I’m kind of surprised that Saab GB press release doesn’t point-out that “XWD” is pronounced “cross wheel drive”, not “eks wheel drive”.

    Also interesting is that Saab GB still calls it the “SportWagon” like we used to in the States before they changed it to “SportCombi”.

  2. they were taken in here in frankfurt during the IAA.. so maybe you’ll just come here and see if its still parked somewhere.

  3. Are they serious with that price? I don’t know, seems really steep to me for what you get. I think that must be based on the limited edition factor. Consider you can get a V8 419 HP BMW M3 for that chunk of change. And the price would be the only similarity there. I love saabs, on my third one now, but they are not ready to compete in this segment. I said it at the launch of the turbo x. Too much for this car I think..

  4. I just dropped in on Reading Saab – they have Saabs in the showroom window- and Alfas – sort of thing Swade would like…

    Oh and I have also seen the Black Thing (as I call it) in the flesh this week. It is a THING- and the Combi looks massive on these superb wheels. Throw in the exhausts the ride height, the trim, and its drooltime.

    It really does look mean. Stunning graphical on orad presence and stance.

    Shame about the horrible indicator stalks – really cheap, and the seat leather is still low quality.

    Even so, if I had the money- this is where it would go. It reeks of SAAB!

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