Here's a PSA for the Saab aficionados among our UK-based readers. We now know what you'll have to pony up to roll in one of the 500 Saab Turbo X's earmarked for your market. Set to debut in England the the Top Gear boys' MPH show, the Turbo X will start at £32,495 and go up from there. As you already know, the Turbo X delivers 280 HP / 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) from its 2.8L V6 turbo mill, and XWD is standard equipment. Given its limited nature, those 500 cars would likely have been snapped up irrespective of price. In addition to the pricing news, we now have 3 new shots of the car in its spiffy wagon form. Enjoy, and happy shopping.
Prices Announced for Saab's limited edition Turbo X
* Saab Turbo X debuts at MPH Show
* Revolutionary XWD system introduced in the car that celebrates 30 years of Saab turbocharging
* Saab announces 500 to be sold in the UK, prices start from £32,495.
MPH 2007 (1st- 4th November) will see the UK premiere of the Saab Turbo X, a driver-focused performance car that sets new standards for the brand. Initially launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, Saab has today announced that only 500 of these limited edition models will be sold in the UK and prices will start from just £32,495.
This model also marks the introduction of XWD, a cutting edge all-wheel drive system that sets performance standards competitors will seek to emulate.
With 400 Nm of torque from its 280 hp 2.8 V6 turbo engine, the Turbo X is the ultimate performance expression of the new Saab 9-3 range. Saab XWD features active management that not only splits torque delivery between both axles, but also between the rear wheels. This responsive system delivers a level of driver involvement and dynamic chassis control never seen before from Saab.
Jonathan Nash, Managing Director of Saab Great Britain, said: "MPH is one of the high points of the automotive calendar and so it is fitting that we chose it for the debut of the Turbo X, which will undoubtedly be one of the talking points of the show."
Available in Saloon or SportWagon bodystyles, the order book for the Turbo X is now open and first customer deliveries are expected early next year.