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  1. I didn't see any interesting posts on the upcoming Turbo-x or Black Turbo so here it is. http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2008-saab-turbo-x/391859/ supposed to be limited production 280 HP turbo V-6 with XWD... 0-6 mph in 5.7 sec Intelligent Saab XWD for superb handling and roadholding Rear eLSD gives torque transfer up to 40% between wheels 2.8 V6 Turbo with twin-scroll turbocharger, variable valve timing Sports tuned chassis optimizes all-wheel-drive benefits Engine: 2792cc. V6. Aluminum cylinder heads and block. Twin-scroll turbocharger, intercooled. DOHC, 24-valve. Variable valve timing (inlet). Dual-mass flywheel. Bosch Motronic ECM Max power: 280 hp (206 kW) @ 5,500 rpm. Max. torque: 400 Nm @ 2,150 - 4,500 rpm Bore/stroke: 89.0/74.8 mm. Compression Ratio: 9.5: 1. Max. Boost Pressure: 0.8 bar. Transmission: Saab XWD, all-wheel-drive. Electronic rear limited-slip differential (eLSD) 6-speed manual or automatic gearbox Suspension: Front: MacPherson struts and gas shock absorbers. Anti-roll bar. Hydroformed sub-frame. Rear: Indep, four link, incl. toe-link. Coil springs and self-levelling shock absorbers. Anti-roll bar. Sub-frame. Steering: Rack and pinion, hydraulic power assistance. Turning circle (curb to curb): 11.7m.Lock to lock: 2.75 turns Wheels, Tires: 18 x 7.5" , 235/45R18, 19 x 7.5" , 235/40R19, Brakes: Hydraulic, dual circuit, vacuum booster. Discs: 345 mm / 292 mm (all ventilated) Performance Data (preliminary figures) 0 - 100 kph: Sport Sedan: 5.7 secs (manual) SportCombi: 5.9 secs (manual) 80 - 120 kph (5th gear): Sport Sedan: 7.9 secs SportCombi: 8.3 secs Top Speed: Sport Sedan: 250 kph (manual) SportCombi: 250 kph (manual) Fuel consumption/CO2 (combined cycle, L/100km): Sport Sedan: 10.9 / 259 gm/km (manual) SportCombi: 11.0 / 263 gm/km (manual)
  2. More photos of the facelift - in convertible form at the following link http://www.leftlanenews.com/2007/02/21/spi...lift/#more-4818 and closeups of a facelifted 9-3 SC ( wagon) with a pic of the underside showing a rear drive axle and talks of AWD??!!! (nevermind talks, it shows in the pics) omg! lookiieeee here: http://www.leftlanenews.com/2007/02/06/spi...-inspired-face/ [
  3. TurboRush

    Saab Story

    Wow, nice to see what everyone thinks and I agree with most of you. All I have to say is never rebadge another GM product as a Saab cuz it spels disaster AND dont even think of selling the brand cuz it will hurt just as it did with Oldsmobile.
  4. True.... I was simply making the association to more parts to worry about as well as complexity with D.O.D. considering its overall gain in eficiency vs. a turbocharged or supercharged powerplant of smaller size. Allot of factory turbocharged cars have torque at the low end and dont even need to be brought up above 3-4 grand to get what you need, therefore no buzz. It'll give the 4 banger (or 6) a flat torque curve at relatively low rpm..... someone mentioned that earlier about turbodiesel engines. Thers allot of great engine designs and combinations out there, weither it be a supercharger, turbo, vvti, dod, v-tec or any others, the ones that are most eficient and incorporate a simple proven technology should be mostly considered for advancement! I also have a concern with the longevity and long term maintenance costs of DOD.
  5. Well, this sums it up quite nicely.... and personaly, juging by the way things work in the world, technology advances and people evolve. Sure people like their big rumble and their big V-8 but when it comes to your kids, and then theirs, there won't be enough V-8 glory for anyone to care to bend over backwards for. If a person can get the same power out of a smaller, less complex and more efficient powerplant, then that would seem to be the logical direction to throw yourself in. By having 2, or even 4 extra cylinders your adding that extra amount in weight and raw materials. If you want to add D.O.D. then you add complexity to that weight... not practical.... Success seems to lean more towards quality, not quantity.
  6. Whoa.... I could have sworn I remember reading 2.2L somewhere in the specs a while back.... I did take a quick peek under the hood but didnt spend much time looking at it since it was just a big plastic cover over the engine. Well then, this puts a new perspective on the 2.4L for me! But yeah, its a heavy car for that engine I guess..... Can you tell I havent been following much of this lately? lol
  7. Wow, its been a while since I've started a toppic, let alone post here! I prommised Ven that I'd write about the G6, so here I am. Basicaly, 2 weeks back, my 9-3 went in the shop for some warranty work and they needed the car over the week end. After speaking with the sales guy, he agreed to pay a rental for me over the week end. I was lucky enough to get a G6! YAY! I had never got in one and haven't driven any new GM vehicles in a loooong time except for my dad's silverado and 9-5. The only thing I could compare it to, to see if they had improved a great deal was my long gone, '99 olds alero. I'll get right to it... Car: 2006 Pontiac G6 4 door, base model? (had the 2.2L ecotec) upholstered and painted in a sandy/ gold colour in and out. Interior: Loved the seat adjustments, especialy the power up-down button (very convenient as I am rather short). Interesting and intriguing gauge cluster arrangement. GM corporate stereo was very decent and fairly easy to control. Clean and crisp sound quality. I did get confused with some of the buttons though but got use to it in a jiffy. Rear legroom and overall cabin space was better than I expected. Exterior: Styling is nice and clean. Thank god Pontiac has no more clading! Panel gaps and alignment of parts are better than before although will have to see in a fiew years of usage, how well it holds up. A reasuring thump of the door hints at a good seal and substance to the doors. Drive: The car was smooth and handling was very good for its class in my oppinion. This would be what I call a car for dummies as far as driving goes because it is so easy to drive and has barely any feedback regardless of what you throw at it. I remember reading complaints about how the electric steering has a lack of feel and is unpredictable. I loved it. you could feel its speed sensitiveness slack off when you came to a stop and then tighten up once you picked up speed. Effortless steering. I wish I had electric steering in my 9-3... but shes a whole other beast on her own ;-) . I have got to say though that I wish the 2.2L ecotec had more to offer. You could barely notice it was even there sound wise when the windows are shut, but open them up and she moans and groans like she doesnt even feel like lugging you around. I did like the immediate torque response from the throttle on acceleration but that's all you got.... It's downhill from there. I would rather the 2.4L that I had in the Alero. Overall: This was a great improvement over its predecesors and I love the direction GM is going with this. We all know Lutz is the one to thank for this. As far as the competition, this car is right on par with "the others" in my perspective of quality, package and feel. I would need to realy go out and test a bunch and do further research to realy get to the nit & gritty. All in all, the car would need the new 2.4L Ecotec to get my stamp of "Impressed". Cheers!
  8. well, I always said it this way.... with the short "E"..... maybe because I'm french canadian...eh?!
  9. TurboRush

    BLS Cadillac

    how about Built Like Saab
  10. what is the point of doing a poll if you want us to mention our car brand anyways if its not up there? You could have started with all of GM's brands offered here in north america, then all of ford's brands and DCX's brands..... No point in participating 4 me
  11. I realy like the G6.... especialy the new coupe...... but not shure I like the stripe though.
  12. Thanks guys... not shure.... the SE has the crome handles on the interior and the S has black plastic handle with a white line on it. Or are you talking about the door pull? I could get the door puls in carbon fibre to match the dash overlay.....
  13. I'm not too woried about how it measures up to what is currently on the market..... Styling wise, yes its sort of outdated but then again, it is a USED car. And being that I got it right from the saab dealership, they do all of the certified stuff like new brakes, new tires, new battery, new allot of things realy... but anyways, it was a bit more than I wanted to pay, I was looking at another that was automatic with basicaly same package and 10000km's more on it and that one was only 179000$. The 5 spd's are more in demand and the dealers tend to sell them for a bit more than the autos. So this one I got for 20500$. He had it right on the lot and was ready to go. I needed a car by last friday and he couldnt get me any other untill a week later. So I took that one. Note that I dont have any regrets what so ever on getting this particular car.
  14. I love the canopy top.... its a great idea for ease of entry and very unique in a style aspect. On the other hand, it could present long term problems with seal deterioration, more hinges to lube and worry about.... generaly, more moving parts means more maintenance and expenses for repairs. Regardless on how afordable GM could make it or how durable, it will still be subject to speculation and doubts from buyers who think long term. The average rich guy who can afford anything and wants this car wont care, but GM needs volume right? Like someone else has said, it could become a huge success or a flop, like the aztec. I relay do like the car though..... just I dont think its the wisest idea just yet. More devellopement needs to be made with Saab first with the 9-5 and 9-3... like others have mentionned and a smaller compact like a 9-1 or something to compete with bmw 1 series and the like...... This car could do it but not in its present configuration. Maintain the same shape and design cues but add more practicality and get rid of a fiew gizmos to make it afordable for the 1 series crowd. Or, like I mentionned earlier, stretch it out, add 2 more doors and make it a 9-5 replacement.
  15. Alright... so after everything happening and all the recent changes/moving...etc.... I needed a car. Also will be putting on tons of mileage with the new job so.... here it is: For anyone who cares to know, it's an '02 9-3 SE..... the SE in 2002 had a 25th aniversary Turbo package. Came with 2.0L high output turbo rated for 205hp and 210 ft-lb of torque. I love stick!

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