Saab Australia has announced pricing for the eagerly awaited all-wheel-drive limited edition performance Saab Turbo X.
Only 30 of these limited edition models will be made available to customers in Australia and New Zealand, with 25 Sport Sedan and five SportCombi models arriving between June and September this year.
The Turbo X is the first to debut the XWD (cross wheel drive) system which continuously distributes engine drive torque between the front and rear axles and also between the rear wheels.
To optimise traction at take-off, the XWD system anticipates the engagement of the rear wheels unlike conventional all-wheel-drive systems which need to detect front wheel slip before rear drive is activated.
It also boasts an active rear limited-slip differential (eLSD) as standard, which can transfer up to 50 per cent of maximum rear torque between the rear wheels, to whichever has more grip.
The Turbo X is powered by Saab’s award winning 2.8-litre turbocharged V6 engine, producing 206kW at 5500rpm and peak torque of 400Nm between 2150rpm and 4500rpm.
This translates into a zero to 100km/h time of just 5.5 seconds.
It is available exclusively in a metallic jet black finish with matte grey titanium-like accents on the front grille and other exterior details.
The limited edition Turbo X model is identifiable by its deeper front lip spoiler, re-profiled bumper, rear spoiler and bespoke 18-inch alloy wheels in a grey titanium-like finish.
The interior features black leather sports seats and carbon-fibre highlights on the main fascia, door inserts, glove box and gear shift console which is unique to Turbo X.
In recognition of Saab’s turbo heritage, the Turbo X boost gauge is a replica of the original 900 Turbo display, and owners will receive a unique “Ready for Take-off” message when they start the car including their name and edition number of the car.
Sport Sedan 2.8TV6 $88,800 (Automatic) $91,300 (Manual)
SportCombi 2.8TV6 $91,300 (Automatic) $93,800 (Manual)