Opportunity for some car-talk. The view over our Saabian Tellerand we had in recent weeks barely, which has a reason. Let's start with a question. Which production vehicle had the world's first turbocharger with water injection?
Who invented it?
Correct. The Saab 99 Turbo was optionally available with water injection, and Saab experimented with this technology until the middle of the 80s. Then the technology that brings performance advantages and consumption minimization was forgotten.
She is now back at BMW. As a modern vehicle, the BMW M4 GTS brings Saab Turbo technology back to our times. There is a lot of praise for this, and in Munich they are rightly really proud and fair enough to point out that Saab was actually the pioneer for turbochargers with water injection.
Where is it built?
The Borgward story has been a guest on the blog several times, and I watched the rebirth of a legendary brand in the beginning with much sympathy. A former Saab designer, a former press chief, exciting. Until in China became public, what among the new models and who owns the brand. The topic came on the blog, was read a lot and shared a lot. The opinion of the Borgward AG was different, there was a counter-notification in a forum, which brought the sympathies of my side to zero.
The subject disappeared, which turned out to be a wise decision. Because Car News China, the most widely read information portal in English when it comes to vehicles from China, received a visit from Borgward ... which the editors did not find pleasant. Since then, Car News China has no longer been a sympathizer of the former German brand.
What it's all about in detail, how Borgward very efficiently drives down the sympathies of blogs, can be read here.
Is it a Citroen?
I am one of those people who live in difficult times - from an automotive perspective. I love brands that have built extraordinary cars, and I am unsure whether I will enjoy the approaching era of electric mobility. Before I got to Saab, I drove a Citroen and was happy with it. Somehow I still have the vehicles with the double angle in my heart, and maybe one day a DS or a CX will find its way to my Saabs in the hangar.
A few months ago, when the rumor spread that there would be a new Citroen C6, I became aware. The message relativized, because only China should get the new, large Citroen - which somehow reminded me of Saab.
Now the time has come, and somehow it hurts. Yes, there is a new, big Citroen. And that shares the PSA EMP2 platform with one Dongfeng Fengshen A9, And he does not look like a big Citroen, not after the first pictures, What to do? Quickly secure a DS or a CX?
Happy weekend to all readers!