• Mar 1, 2008
The Geneva Motor show promises to have plenty of green products on display, and Saab intends to join the fun with its 9-X BioHybrid concept, which we previously thought would be called the 9-1X. We already know the 9-X BioHybrid will draw heavily from the styling cues of the Aero X and the 9X concepts, and now we're getting the scoop on the eco-friendly powerplant of the wagon/hatch.

World Car Fans Finland is reporting that the 9-X BioHybrid will draw motivation from a turbocharged 1.4L BioPower engine. As was the case with the 9-4X from Detroit, the 9-X will be E85-capable, and even though the engine's four cylinders have the collective volume of a Super Big Gulp, it will still deliver 200 hp. If a small powerplant and corn power doesn't deliver enough oil relief, the 9-X BioHybrid will also receive assistance from some form of a hybrid battery pack. We'll deliver more details on the 9-X BioHybrid on Monday, so stay tuned.

[Source: World Car Fans Finland via World Car Fans]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      There are pictures that have been revealed now, check http://www.carchannel.be/nl/artikel/saab/saab-9-x-compacte-zweedse-toekomst , really nice :D!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I find a hard time believing that is NA. I guess w/ E85 it could work. Either way 125 Hp per liter is pretty good, hope the engine makes production.
        • 6 Years Ago
        This is one huge upshot for E85: different explosive characteristics. While it isn't all that efficient in an engine designed for normal gasoline and tolerant of E85, it will let you run quite a bit higher cylinder pressures and lower displacement if an engine is designed for the fuel (hence being more efficient). Of course, it will probably drop to 150hp with regular gas (or even lower), but that would still be respectable for an engine of that size in a production car.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm not sure if I missed something but in the second paragraph it says 'turbocharged'...
      • 6 Years Ago
      So much hype for a concept car from a dead brand. What next, the Plymouth ecorecliner?
        • 6 Years Ago
        A brand that is developing turbo engines, ethanol engines, safety systems, the electric and electronic comunication systems, plug-in hybrid technology, and XWD for the entire group is hardly dead.

        The only sad part is that GM sucks all of it's engineering resources and doesn't care at all about the cars it sells: hopefully the 9-x will show some change...
      • 6 Years Ago
      already needs new rims.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I don't see a problem with its rims. They looks fine to me. I can't wait to see the car itself. The info on it sounds good though.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Thats because that image is the old 9x teaser from a few years back.
      • 6 Years Ago
      From the image above, I can see that the 9-X concept will have a front end that looks very much like the front end of the Aero X Concept and that's a good thing in my opinion.