Saab unveiled the Saab 9-X BioHybrid Concept at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show which shows what a future compact car from Saab could look like.
The Saab 9-X BioHybrid is powered by a GM next-generation Hybrid system 1.4 liter BioPower turbo engine producing 200 hp (147 kW) and 280 Nm of torque. The hybrid engine is mated to a 6-speed automated clutch manual gearbox. The CO2 emissions is at just 105 g/km on E85 fuel.
The design of the 9-X BioHybrid Concept was inspired by the Aero X coupe concept unveiled 2 years ago at the Geneva Motor Show which feature smooth ‘fuselage’ bodywork i.e. without any visible handles or door mirrors, the bold ‘wraparound’ window graphic and deep front grille.
On the interior, the Saab 9-X BioHybrid Concept features 4 seats, driver-focused cockpit design, Sony Ericsson in-car connectivity, an electrically-powered slide-out floor at the rear and also white ambient lighting inside the cabin.
Below are the specifications of the Saab 9-X BioHybrid Concept from the press release.
Transversely-mounted, front wheel drive
1398 cc. Four cylinders Bore/stroke: 73.4/ 82.6 mm. Aluminum cylinder head, cast iron block
DOHC, chain-driven. Four valves per cylinder.
Forged steel crankshaft, steel connecting rods. Aluminum pistons, oil spray cooled.
Direct Injection with centrally-mounted injectors. VVT, inlet and exhaust
Sodium-filled exhaust valves
Compression Ratio: 10.2: 1
Intercooled turbocharger. Max. Boost Pressure: 1.6 bar
Dual-mass flywheel. Saab engine management
Max power (E85):……… 200 hp (147 kW) @ 5000 rpm.
Max.torque (E85):…….. 280 Nm (207 lb.ft) @ 1750-5000 rpm
Max power (gasoline):… 170 hp (125 kW) @ 5200 rpm.
Max.torque (gasoline):.. 230 Nm (170 lb.ft) @ 1500-5200 rpm
Electric motor/generator with lithium ion battery pack.
Electric power boost, regenerative braking, fuel cut-off, automatic engine re-start
6-spd manual gearbox, automated clutch, sequential gear selection, steering wheel controls
Front: Damper/coil struts, aluminum lower A-arm. Anti-roll bar.
Rear: Torsion beam, two trailing links, coil springs and dampers. Anti-roll bar
Rack and pinion, Electrical power assistance.
Hydraulic, dual circuit, vacuum booster. Discs: 345 mm / 345 mm (all ventilated)]
Performance Data (projected figures)
0 – 100 km/h (0-62 mph): 7.9 secs (E85)
8.3 secs (gasoline)
80 -120 km/h (50-75 mph), 5th gear: 8.8 secs (E85)
11.2 secs (gasoline)
Top Speed, 6th gear: 216 km/h /134 mph (E85)
192 km/h / 119 mph (gasoline)
Fuel consumption (combined cycle): 6.4 l/100km (E85)
4.9 l/100km (gasoline)
CO2 emissions 105 g/km (E85)
117 g/km (gasoline)