November 28, 2007

Saab announces 2008 Turbo X

2008 Saab Turbo X
2008 Saab Turbo X. Click image to enlarge

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2008 Saab Turbo X

Boston, Massachusetts – Saab has announced its new 2008 Turbo X at the 2007 New England International Auto Show. Flanked by a black 1985 Saab 900 SPG, the new Turbo X was unveiled in the Northeast region where Saab originally started its U.S. business more than fifty years ago.

The Turbo X will be available as a four-door Sport Sedan or SportCombi wagon. Only 600 will be available in the U.S. in 2008, with the first deliveries coming in the spring.

“The Turbo X is the ultimate performance expression of the new Saab 9-3 range,” said Steve Shannon, Saab Automobile USA General Manager. “It delivers levels of driver involvement and dynamic chassis control never experienced before from Saab. Like the enthusiasts who have remained loyal from the first turbo models, we are very proud of our turbocharging heritage. The new Turbo X is one of the most satisfying Saabs ever built.”

The new Turbo X includes a 2.8-litre V6 turbocharged engine generating 280 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, with sport-tuned suspension, brakes and electronic control systems, along with an active all-wheel drive system that balances torque between the two axles and also between the rear wheels. The company says that the car’s eLSD is the first application of an electronically-controlled, rear limited-slip differential in the segment.

Styling cues include exclusive metallic jet black paint with matte grey titanium-like front grille and detailing, deep lip spoiler, integrated air intake, new rear fascia and black leather interior with carbon-fibre finish accents.

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