Saab 9-X Biohybrid

    Car Name: Saab 9-X Biohybrid
    Brand Name: Saab

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    The Saab 9-X BioHybrid concept is a vivid vision of what a future compact car from Saab could look like. It is designed to reflect the priorities of youthful customers who seek progressive looks, responsible performance and high-tech communications, all in a sporty, fun-to-drive package.

    Exploring design themes from Saab’s award-winning Aero X and earlier 9X concepts, the 9-X BioHybrid also demonstrates the potential for ultra-efficient power from a 200 hp (147 kW), 1.4-liter BioPower turbo engine backed by GM’s next-generation Hybrid system. Projected combined cycle CO2 emissions of just 105 g/km on E85 fuel are testimony to the promise of this package  

    With its ‘turbine’ wheels placed at all four corners, minimal bodywork overhangs and an extended roof line, the proportions of the three-door Saab 9-X BioHybrid bring a dynamic, new dimension to conventional compact ‘hatchback’ looks.
    The smooth ‘fuselage’ bodywork, now without any visible handles or door mirrors, the bold ‘wraparound’ window graphic and deep front grille are all themes inspired by the Aero X coup√© concept shown at Geneva two years ago.
    The car’s distinctive ‘shooting brake’ silhouette and rear functionality are developed from the 9X multi-role concept shown at Frankfurt in 2001. “You could say we designed this car from back to front, “says Lo. “The shape of the 9X is right for a car of this size, and the longer roof line helps the aerodynamics as well as providing more rear headroom and interior space.” 

    6-spd manual gearbox, automated clutch, sequential gear selection, steering wheel controls
    Front Engine, FWD
    Suspension (F)
    Damper/coil struts, aluminum lower A-arm. Anti-roll bar.
    Suspension (R)
    Torsion beam, two trailing links, coil springs and dampers. Anti-roll bar
    Engine Type
    DOHC, chain-driven 16V 4 cylinder
    1.4 liters
    Hybrid System
    Electric Motor/Generator
    Lithium Ion
    Fuel Type
    Gasoline or E85 Ethanol
    200 hp @ 5000 rpm
    207 lb-ft. @ 1750-5000 rpm
    Body Type
    2 Door, 4 Seat Convertible
    4427 mm
    1390 mm
    1826 mm
    0-100 km/h (0-62 mph)
    8.1 sec (E85)
    Top Speed
    144 mph (E85)
    CO2 Emissions
    107 g/km (E85)
    Fuel Consumption (combined cycle)
    6.5 l/100km (E85)

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