Saab 9-4X Not to Get Cadillacís New 3.6

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    Saab 9-4X Not to Get Cadillacís New 3.6

    Saab 9-4X to stick with turbo six, not Cadillac’s 3.6
    By Andrew Ganz

    Initially, the SRX launched with just a 3.0-liter V6, although a 2.8-liter turbocharged V6 also used in the Saab 9-5 and, for a period, in the Saab 9-3 Aero, later became a range-topping engine. But for 2012, Cadillac is expected to replace the two smaller displacement engines with just one offering, a naturally-aspirated 3.6-liter V6 that will put out somewhere in the neighborhood of 325 horsepower. Neither the 3.0-liter (265 horsepower) or 2.8-liter (300 horsepower) V6s offer as much power as the 3.6-liter unit.

    Saab chief Jan Ake Jonsson, who recently announced his intended retirement from the Swedish automaker, says that the 9-4X will not follow the SRX’s path – at least for now.

    “GM is going to put a 3.6-liter V6 into the SRX to replace the 2.8-liter turbo V6,” Jonsson told AutomotiveWorld. “We have the option to take that engine too but we haven’t yet decided if we want to do that.”

    The 9-4X also won’t be getting a diesel engine, at least in its current configuration, Jonsson said.

    “We could probably double our sales volume of the 9-4X in Europe with a diesel. But the 9-4X is really a vehicle for markets like the US, Russia, China and Australia where gasoline is the traditional buyer preference.”

    The 9-4X will go on sale in May in North America.

    A use for BMW engines
    Meanwhile, Jonsson also said that the new 1.6-liter twin-scroll turbocharged four-cylinder it will source from BMW will be used in the next-generation 9-3, but not the 9-5, where Saab is “very happy with our GM powertrains.”

    Jonsson didn’t rule out future endeavors with BMW, however
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    Re: Saab 9-4X Not to Get Cadillacís New 3.6

    And the SRX becomes more appealing than the 9-4X with that information (IMHO).

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    Re: Saab 9-4X Not to Get Cadillacís New 3.6

    Actually, if you listen carefully to what JAJ says, the 9-4X is actually getting the 3.6 in the future. Interesting how other news outlets got it that way. More importantly, in 2012 the 9-4X and 9-5 are getting the 3.6 TT.

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