Saab will be bringing its latest bioethanol innovation to Geneva this March with the introduction of the first production engine to be optimized for E100 fuel. E100 is the designation for pure bioethanol, whereas the more common 85 percent bioethanol/15 percent gasoline is designated E85.
The 2.0-liter engine will be displayed in Saab's 9-5 SportCombi in the form of the BioPower 100 concept. The vehicle will be capable of producing 295 lb-ft of torque and 300 horsepower, similar power to a 4.0-liter powerplant, Saab says.
Saab's production 9-5 BioPower is currently the top selling E85-capable vehicle in Europe.