(www.autoinsidernews.com) вЂ" Saab will unveil its latest BioPower development at the 2007 Geneva Motor Show in March. Saab has released several BioPower concepts that are designed to run on E85 vehicles, and will take the next step with its Biopower 100 Concept which is designed to run on pure ethanol.
The Saab BioPower 100 Concept showcases the first production-based engine to be optimized for pure bioethanol (E100) fuel. The result is a level of performance never seen before from a road car using this fuel, reports Trend.
With a turbocharger and high octane E100, the optimized 2.0L engine from the 9-5 develops 300-hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. The high specific output of 150hp/L demonstrates future rightsizing', using smaller, high output engines that also deliver energy savings. The engine propels the concept from zero to 62 mph acceleration in just 6.6 seconds and 50 вЂ" 75 mph (fifth gear) in just 8.2 seconds.