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Saab looks to downsize...engines, that is

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Saab looks to downsize...engines, that is

Posted Oct 6th 2007 11:37AM by Alex Nunez

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With stricter European emissions controls looming, expect to see Saab jump on the "less is more" (or, at the very least, "less is equal") bandwagon, joining companies like Renault and Volkswagen, which have begun implementing smaller engines that provide power comparable to larger units. In an interview, Saab Great Britain's managing director Jonathan Nash stated that smaller-displacement turbocharged E85 engines are likely to appear in the near term. Look for them to ape the success of the currently-available, larger BioPower engines that are top-sellers in Sweden. Those motors make more power on Ethanol than gasoline, and Saab feels it can go smaller without forcing drivers to accept a performance penalty. For consumers to take full advantage, their markets need to have readily-available E85 of course. Longer term, Nash says that the Biofuels and hybrid technology are probably the future of Saab, and you might remember that this combo was previewed last year in the Saab BioPower Hybrid concept.

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http://www.autoblog.com/2007/10/06/saab-pl...-upsize-turbos/

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Makes sense. E85 is 100 octane I think. Just turn up the boost when E85 is detected in the gas tank.

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Thats pretty cool, and agree with the above, makes total sense. It gives you a reward for using E85 over gasoline. I'd use E85 is I got more power from it.

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Saab's a useless brand that contributes nothing to GM and only turns resources away from technologically advanced brands like Pontiac.

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Saab's a useless brand that contributes nothing to GM and only turns resources away from technologically advanced brands like Pontiac.

:rotflmao: Tick Tock, Tick Tock! :AH-HA_wink:

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:rotflmao: Tick Tock, Tick Tock! :AH-HA_wink:

Listening to Frantic-tic-tic-tic-toc again? :P
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