Driving a Saab is fun, no question about it. Especially if you own a Saab 9-3 or 9-5 BioPower. Ethanol and Swedish turbo technology get along particularly well. While the Spritprise climbed to astronomical heights in the last few days, the E85 remained at the usual level. If you drive a Saab 9-5 of the first generation with the legendary Saab Trionic, then ethanol operation is twice as much fun.
E85 currently costs € 1.05, Super € 1.72 per liter. To ask ? Because you not only save money when refueling, the Trionic gets 10 HP more out of our "gehirschten“Saab 9-5 BioPower. If you don't own a Saab with "Deer Performance Upgrade“, But a series version, then the gain in fun and performance is even greater.
With alternative fuel improves the response, the Saab acts agile than in gasoline operation. Bio fuels have always been written down in the past. Press and lobby associations have done a great job. Because in Germany, the range of E85 vehicles is very low.
In Sweden the situation is different. The Wolfsburg-based company offers attractive turbo engines for E85 operations. An offer that is largely withheld from us in Germany. Because here you want to continue to create dependencies with fossil energy and earn money.
Actually, we wanted to sell the 9-5 in the winter, but then he stayed in our Swedish fleet. Currently we are happy about it. How much fun is in the Saab BioPower concept, you can in our driving reports read.
On Tuesday, the news about Saab's high liabilities went through the press. There was talk of 12 to 13 billion crowns and the media immediately pounced on this topic. Victor Muller was interviewed, Maud Olofsson gave her opinion. I think we had enough economic news. The liabilities are shadows of the past and some of them will be dealt with legally. Some transactions are questionable and are the focus of current reviews. But to pursue economic philosophy about it is nonsense.
We should be interested in the future. Important will be the next week. Tuesday is Deadline. Binding offers must be made by this deadline, then the fate of the group decides. True price and concept, then Saab is sold completely. If neither the price is justified nor the strategy suitable, the breakup follows. Who is practiced in the thumb, which should press hard on Tuesday again. Although our friends in Stockholm are more than optimistic, you never know.
In the UK, Saab UK is expanding its dealer network - or much more service network. Corin Richards of Saab Parts UK wants to erase the white spots on the map and is aiming for 100 partner companies. Before the bankruptcy in December, the island had 102 Saab dealerships.
In Germany, I hear of similar aspirations. Nothing is official and I do not know any names. But the Saab team in Frankfurt is working on an expansion of the network and maybe even good news from this site will come to us soon.