Saab's leap forward on new fuels; EXECUTIVE MOTORS.
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The enterprising Swedish manufacturer has nailed its colours firmly to the bioethanol mast and has just released a car which I think gives a very firm pointer to what we will be driving in years to come.
The Geneva Geneva, canton and city, Switzerland
Geneva (jənē`və), Fr. Genève, canton (1990 pop. 373,019), 109 sq mi (282 sq km), SW Switzerland, surrounding the southwest tip of the Lake of Geneva. Motor Show will see the unveiling of the Saab 9-5 Biopower 100 concept which negates the need for using fossil fuels altogether. The new two-litre engine produces the same power as a naturally-aspirated four-litre petrol unit which is enough to make the performance market sit up and take notice.
This is one of the most important steps towards small, high-output powerplants without expensive hybrid technology.
Combining Saab's turbocharging expertise with the use of highoctane E100 bioethanol fuel, the two-litre 9-5 engine produces an incredible 300bhp.
This has been possible through modifications to the engine management system and internal components, allowing the use of greater boost pressure with a raised compression ratio compression ratio
Degree to which the fuel mixture in an internal-combustion engine is compressed before ignition. It is defined as the volume of the combustion chamber with the piston farthest out divided by the volume with the piston in the full-compression position ( .
This exceptionally high power output of 150bhp per litre LITRE. A French measure of capacity. It is of the size of a decimetre, or one-tenth part of a cubic metre. It is equal to 61.028 cubic inches. Vide Measure. demonstrates scope for small high output engines that also deliver energy savings.
Peak power is complemented by a substantial amount of torque, giving the engine similar power to a naturally-aspirated fourlitre unit.
Indeed the Saab 9-5 BioPower 100 Concept accelerates from 0-62mph in just 6.6 seconds and 50-70mph (fifth gear) in an even more impressive 8.2 seconds.
Saab already markets Europe's best selling bioethanol vehicle, the 9- 5 BioPower.