Saab and Hirsch Performance have teamed up to offer performance upgrades for the 2007-2011 9-3 and 2010-2011 9-5 through select Saab dealerships in the US.
The partnership means that parts will be installed right in the dealership, and will not affect your warranty.
Hirsch’s selection of upgrades including engine remapping, enhanced suspension, exhaust systems, visual enhancements, and even interior upgrades, such as a leather interior set.
Pricing will be announced soon, with sales beginning in the spring.
Saab Cars North America and Hirsch Performance AG join forces to boost performance of Saab 9-3
Detroit, Mi (January 10, 2011) Saab Cars North America and Hirsch Performance AG of Switzerland, announced today that Hirsch Performance 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 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, 4-piece grille set, Aluminum pedals, leather interior set and carbon leather 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.ch in the near future.
Source: Saab via Hirsch-Performance.ch (pdf)| Image: Hirsch-Performance.ch