Concept: Saab 9-4X BioPower Crossover

By Editors on January 15, 2008 1:45 PM
Alluding to what will likely become Saab's first crossover SUV, the sleek 9-4X Concept showcases Saab's commitment to both driving fun and environmentalism. Although the BioPower nametag seems to suggest some radical new fuel, it actually refers to a 300-horsepower all-aluminum 2.0-liter turbo with direct injection and variable valve timing fed a diet of high-octane E85 ethanol. Mated to Saab's XWD (cross-wheel drive) system, the 9-4X Concept aims to deliver both on the road and off. Inside, Saab's signature green instrument lighting illuminates a four-passenger cockpit screened overhead by a huge panoramic glass roof.