SAAB News. Saab 2.0 and the petrol engines.

Saab test vehicles have been touring Europe for some time. Exactly one week ago vehicles of the test fleet were sighted in Germany. There was a denial from Trollhättan. Original sound:“… We only have electric vehicles!”The half-life of this statement was quite short, as press chief Mikael Östlund confirmed today. The Saab 9-3 will come with petrol engines.

Which engines come under Saab 2.0 under the hood.
Which engines come under Saab 2.0 under the hood.

This confirms Östlund, which is currently at the auto show in Shanghai, what we have known for some time. The TTELA, the local newspaper in Trollhättan, speculates that the petrol engines should come from a Chinese source. A speculation that we do not comment on. Or should we preclude as a precaution? We leave the point open. It is clear, however, that NEVS stacks deep. The development in Trollhättan is more advanced than it seems, and Saab 2.0 only lets news to the public in small doses.

What's not a bad strategy would not be Saab customers waiting for concrete news and making purchasing decisions. A little more openness would be helpful from time to time, even for the dealers. The plans for the new factory in Quindao are now taking shape, and Östlund expects a timeframe of three to five years before the first new vehicles will roll off the production line. In concrete terms, the current Saab generation will only be built in Trollhättan.

Good news, because for the first time the petrol engines were confirmed by NEVS. Only the final question for the true Saab fan remains, which inevitably arises: does the gasoline engine also have a turbo? He has.

Text: tom@saabblog.net

Image: saabblog.net

24 thoughts on "SAAB News. Saab 2.0 and the petrol engines."

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    Which raises the question anyway, where these engines are actually built for BAIC exactly. In other words, what does this huge thing in Södertälje, now owned by AVL, do next to the Scania engine plant? Take a look at Google Maps.

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    In one case (Saab vs BMW) but at the instigation of the plaintiff, in the other case, probably by order of the court. Big difference.

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    Although not entirely on the topic, but I do not know how I can otherwise attach a message for the Saab community:

    In today's (23.4.2013) FAZ, S. T6 a new book for Saab fans is announced and briefly discussed quite positively:

    Dieter Günther: Saab. The path of a cult brand, Delius Klasing Verlag, Bielefeld, 162 pages, 150 photos, 39,90 €

    I wish a lot of reading pleasure

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      Is it also in the Trollshop (www.trollig.com). Is really recommended!

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    Who has seen what test vehicles where? Otherwise there would be a lot more rumors going through the guild with something like that ... and how could you identify them as test vehicles?

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      Surely you will have a lot of gauges on board, do not drive very slowly, and if you have a Swedish number you will surely find something eye-catching in the public database of the Transportstyrelson

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        That's the way it is. And they are not alone.

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    The friends of Saabsunited write that the hearing of the lawsuit by BMW wg. the 50 1,6 lt engines delivered to Saab and never paid for was postponed until further notice at BMW's request: “A hearing of the district court in Sweden was due in the beginning of April 2013 and SAAB Parts lawyers were ready to fight the claim , however, two days before the date set for the hearing it was postponed without any request for a new date, at the request of BMW. No reason as to why the date was postponed was ever given by BMW to the SAAB Parts lawyers nor to the court. "

    Are the test Saabs on the road with BMW engines?….

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      Victor Müller's lawsuit vs. GM has also been postponed for the time being ... In both cases, the chances of success, i.e. cash for the plaintiff, are probably similarly good ...

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    Is it really so important where the engines come from? Things have to work properly !! And the Swedes have often been allowed to write SAAB lettering on an engine that they did not develop themselves, as we all know, there were not only super engines. Naklar, of course, needs a turbocharger.

    Have much bigger concerns about the future Saab image made in China. Tom's previous report on the situation at Volvo made in China shows what I mean or fear.

    Tom !! Compliment - great “article”, I just hope that as many people in charge of NEVS as possible read along ...

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    Unfortunately we will not see a V6T anymore. Well the main thing is finally starting again.

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    Is only 1 gasoline engine planned?

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    Thanks for the answer. The question is how diesel (economical but with higher and possibly not harmless emissions) with the targeted eco-image of the electric concept tolerated.

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    Especially a diesel would be for frequent travelers (I think because of company cars, etc.) already important, at least in the European market. Hopefully there will be something. Do you know something about that, Tom?
    Otherwise, thanks for the always nice article and information.

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      This topic is completely silent in Sweden. There is no information.

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    Gas engines super. From China ? Oh no, please do not!

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    Two very interesting articles. The latter gives some hope. Thanks Tom.
    PS
    I have now had time to study the new Saab book “Saab - the way of a cult brand” extensively due to illness. It was really fun and every Saab fan should own it. Interestingly written and many, partly new pictures. Well-made edition in large format
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    Regards

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    Tom, are there any pictures of the Saabs serving as test vehicles?

    Greetings from the CH

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      No, unfortunately there are no pictures yet.

      @ Rheinhesse: Thank you

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        Well, if you “only” want to test the engine and chassis, there would be the almost perfect camouflage of a previous Saab or BLS body, you don't have to tell by planning or strange patterns that it is a test vehicle

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    Hi Tom,

    At this point I also thank you for all the effort you make with our favorite automotive theme. And I have just noticed again that it is not only the information content, but above all the writing style that lets me look in (several times) every day.

    It was so nice and dry, the answer to “the final question for the true Saab fan that inevitably arises. Does the petrol engine also have a turbo? ”. Only five letters, in two short words, almost invisible behind the line break: “Did he.”
    Great news, great packaging. - Please continue.

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      Can not really imagine that the NEVS quantities are interesting enough to buy the BMW / PSA engine.

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