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    Frank Wulfers
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    First generation Saab 9-5 with V8 engine

    I came across this article published in 2002 and never heard about a V8 in a 9-5 before. 300hp / 400nm may be a bit much for FWD only (insiders were talking of a secret AWD system) but sure would make a fun driving experience.

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    V-have ways of making you torque! That's the message from GM, which has recently unveiled an all-new lightweight V8 petrol engine that is set to find its way into Saabs and Vauxhalls from 2004.

    The new 4.3-litre unit, here in development form in a Saab 9-5, produces 300bhp and nearly 400Nm of pulling power, making it one of the most tractable units in its class. Yet the all-alloy construction and plastic components mean it will weigh little more than a four-cylinder powerplant.

    An innovative throttle-by-wire system does away with the usual accelerator cable to use a fully automated set-up. It proves quick yet predictable, with the feel of a conventional unit.

    The engine is a keen performer, with its huge torque applied through a six-speed automatic gearbox. Yet even with the self-shifter, the V8 powerplant proves a handful in the current 9-5, with plenty of wheelspin and torque steer. Saab points out that these traits will be ironed out before production, while insiders hint the engine will be mated to a secret new 4WD system.

    If so, Saab and Vauxhall's future looks exciting. The new unit is already earmarked for flagship versions of the Vectra Signum, and will also appear in the next-generation 9-5 and Vauxhall Omega - both due in 2005.

    http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/saab/9-5/15266/saab-9-5-v8

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    Frank Wulfers
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    I was curious to find a bit more info on this V8 engine. It is the XV8 concept engine that was also in the Opel Signum concept car in 2001. It has an integrated air compressor so similar idea as a turbo.

    It doesn't look like there was a production version of this same engine but technology in this engine was used in other production engines.

    FRANKFURT, Germany - The Opel Signum˛ concept car, debuting at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA), features General Motors' innovative global V8 concept engine (called XV8) showcasing several advanced technologies in a fuel efficient, V6-like package.

    The all-new, technology-intensive XV8 concept engine provides the power and smoothness of a premium V8 and the fuel efficiency of a V6. Yet it fits into an engine bay sized for the width of a V6 and the length of a four-cylinder.

    The all-aluminum 4.3-liter XV8 utilizes a unique three-valves-per-cylinder combustion chamber configuration, supporting the optimization of an air-assisted direct fuel injection system. The configuration features an industry first: two camshafts in the block. The XV8 produces 224 kW (300 horsepower) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque.
    More info in the press release: https://archives.media.gm.com/news/r...pelsignum.html




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    A beast hidden under the hood love the idea

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    That's a beast indeed. Thanks for sharing the article Nordwulf.

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