Hirsch Performance now available from U.S. Saab dealers

Hirsch Performance products for Saab 9-3, 11.01.2011
Hirsch Performance products for Saab 9-3, 11.01.2011

Saab Cars North America offering tuning options on the 9-3 and 9-5 models including a power boost

Saab is looking to spruce up its U.S. market offerings.

Saab Cars North America has partnered with Swiss tuner Hirsch Performance AG to provide aftermarket performance parts to be sold through selected U.S. dealers starting this spring.

"Saab has had a long relationship with Hirsch in Europe and now we can offer performance enhancements for Saab customers' vehicles in the U.S.," said John Anderson, head of aftermarket sales at Saab Cars North America.

The advantage for customers, Anderson explains, is that the performance parts are installed by authorized dealers and do not affect the warranty on the vehicle or its emissions ratings.

The tuning offerings include a power boost of 30 bhp (22 kW) on the Saab 9-3 and 9-5 models for the 2.0 liter and 2.8 liter engines.

Also on offer for those two models are wheels, a sport exhaust system, a performance spring set and a carbon fiber aerodynamic kit featuring a front splitter, rear diffuser and a 4-piece grille set.

Hirsh Performance also provides a range of interior appointments for the 9-3 and 9-5 including a carbon instrument panel, aluminum pedals and a leather finish.

More information will be made available by Saab on their U.S. website - http://www.SaabUSA.com.

Source: Saab
Published Jan 12th, 2011 2:40am By Alex Ricciuti
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Saab Cars North America and Hirsch Performance AG Join Forces to Boost Performance of Saab 9-3 and 9-5

Saab Cars North America and Hirsch Performance AG of Switzerland announced today that Hirsch Performance aftermarket products will be available for the 2007-11 model year, Saab 9-3 and 2010-11 model year 9-5 cars through select Saab dealers in the US beginning in the spring of 2011.

John Anderson, director of aftermarket sales and new business for Saab Cars North America, said, "Saab has had a long relationship with Hirsch in Europe and now we can offer performance enhancements for Saab customers' vehicles in the US. The advantage to Hirsch Performance parts is they are installed at authorized Saab dealers, do not affect the warranty or emission system performance of the vehicle and are high quality systems designed especially for Saab cars. Installation of the Hirsch Performance parts within 60 days of sale of the new vehicle will give the consumer the same warranty as a new vehicle, an advantage for our customers."

Manfred Lenherr, Sales & Marketing Director, Hirsch Performance AG, said, "Hirsch engineers worked hard to put together a performance engine calibration for the Saab 9-3 and 9-5 2.0L and 2.8L engines that provide an additional 30 horsepower for those who desire even more spirited performance from their cars. Hirsch offers a wide range of performance products specific to the 9-3 and 9-5, including wheels, exhaust systems, aero kits and interior appointments to enhance the already pleasurable Saab experience. The other advantage of Hirsch products is they only enhance the vehicle and do not affect sophisticated safety or emission systems."

Hirsch Performance aftermarket products include engine mapping performance upgrade, +30 hp, performance spring set, dual performance exhaust system, rear deck lid spoiler, carbon fiber aerodynamic ground effects kit (front splitter and diffuser), 4-piece grille set, Aluminum pedals, leather interior set and carbon instrument panel. Some Hirsch components are restricted to specific Saab models.

Pricing information and participating dealers for the Hirsch Performance parts will be available on: http://www.SaabUSA.com and Hirsch-performance.com in the near future.

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mikemikemikemike mikemikemikemike
30hp? Negligable IMO
Jan 13th, 2011 1:06am
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Kid_Voltron Kid_Voltron
9-5 Aero [ 220kW to 242kW ] [ 250 K/H to 260 K/H ] [6.9s to 6.1 s (0-100 K/H) ] 9-3 Aero XWD [ 205kW to 221kW ] [ 250 K/H to 260 K/H ] [ 6.3 s to 5.5 s (0-100K/H) ] I'd say those are'nt as neglible as one might think ...
Jan 13th, 2011 10:45am
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Prince_Ash Prince_Ash
american car rubbish
Jan 12th, 2011 5:42pm
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u wanna say any thing about Copy ,, ask the professional of (copy-paste),, say that for GM ,, Cadillac BLS ,, Buick ,, Opel inzegna ,, etc u name them ,,GM and there rubbish ,,
Jan 12th, 2011 5:36pm
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MasterA MasterA
Saab, why copy 1998 Mustang design?!
Jan 12th, 2011 3:11pm
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