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Woohoo !!!!!!!!

http://www.saabsunited.com/2011/01/hirsch-performance-comes-to-the-usa.html

Saab Cars North America and Hirsch Performance AG Join Forces to Boost Performance of Saab 9-3 and 9-5
DETROIT, Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — 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.

www.hirsch-performance.ch
 

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I guess thats pretty cool...but since i have a 2006..lol
And their prices are just outrageouss!
 

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Ken, do you have an inside source that can give a clue on why they exclude all of the 280 horse engines?

There are many more cars than the "Turbo X" with this motor and it had a better CO2 footprint than the new 300 9-5?

Market decision to ignore us? I don't buy the California thing for a second.
 

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http://www.hirsch-performance.ch/Content.aspx?path=/Dealer/DealerList

Dealer list
If your country is not included in the list, please contact the team at Hirsch Performance by online form or e-mail(* Dealers equipped with the IPRO programming tool can install performance upgrades quickly on-site.)


Continental Motos, 617 South Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA-92054, Phone +1 760 722-1868

Augusta
O'Connor Saab of Augusta, 268 State Street, ME 04330-Augusta, Phone +1 207 622-6336

Billings
Dana Saab, 2046 Grand Avenue, MT 59102-Billings, Phone +1 406 656-7654

Buffalo
Checkpoint Foreign Car S&S Inc., 487 Kenmore Avenue, NY 14223-Buffalo,Phone +1 716 836-2033

Burton
Trio Motors, Inc., P.O. Box 190178, MI 48519-Burton, Phone +1 810 742-7250

Dallas
Kunkle Motors, RR 1, P.O. Box 386, PA 18612-Dallas, Phone +1 570 675-1546

Denville
Reinertsen Motors Inc., 295 Route #53, NJ 07834-Denville, Phone +1 973 627-0616

Falls Church
International Motors Ltd., 540 S. Washington Street, VA 22046-Falls Church,Phone +1 703 534 0770

Fishkill
Brownell Motors, Inc., P.O. Box 413, NY 12524-Fishkill, Phone +1 845 831-3000

Hyannis
Hyannis Saab, 600 Yarmouth, MA 02601-Hyannis, Phone +1 508 760-2700

McIntire
Meyer Garage, 2687-480th Street, IA 50455-McIntire, Phone +1 641 737-2239

Minneapolis
Morries's Cadillac - Saab, 7400 Wayzata Boulevard, MN 55426-Minneapolis,Phone +1 952 544-0096

Norwell
Shaw Saab, 22 Pond Street, 22 Pond Street, MA 02061-Norwell, Phone +1 781 982-7222

Simsbury
Mitchell Saab, 384 Hopmeadow Street, CT 06070-Simsbury, Phone +1 860 408-6065

South Burlington
P J's Auto Village, 2073 Williston Road, VT 05403-South Burlington, Phone +1 802 862-0875

South Deerfield
Pioneer Valley Sales & Service, P.O. Box 254, MA 01373-South Deerfield,Phone +1 413 665-2140

Syracuse
Sports Car Centre of Syracuse, Ltd., 3105 Erie Blvd. East, NY 13214-Syracuse,Phone +1 315 446-5010

Troy
Saab of Troy, 1819 Maplelawn, MI 48084-Troy, Phone +1 248 205-1333

Wakefield
128 Sales Inc., 614 North Avenue, MA 01880-Wakefield, Phone +1 781 224-3700

Warren
Stetson Auto Sales, 1174 Eastern Road Route 131, ME 04864-Warren,Phone +1 207 273-2345

Watertown
Charles River Saab, 570 Arsenal Street, MA 02472-Watertown, Phone +1 617 923-923
 

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The one's in Maine are just plain strange. None of the larger saab dealers in more populated areas :confused: ... I was definitely expecting portland saab to be on the list.

... Well I guess O'connor is relatively large.. but the one way out in warren is soooo far out of everyone's way.
 

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Ken, do you have an inside source that can give a clue on why they exclude all of the 280 horse engines?

There are many more cars than the "Turbo X" with this motor and it had a better CO2 footprint than the new 300 9-5?

Market decision to ignore us? I don't buy the California thing for a second.
Sorry I didn't see your question, 'til now.

No I have no inside info on anything. Your (and our) best bet is Swade at SaabsUnited.
 

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Trio Motors? No kidding..........

Trio is a very small family owned Saab Dealership which has been in business since the late 1950's on the outskirts of Flint, MI. A tiny foreign car dealership, located in the birthplace of the UAW, selling cars that were the antithesis of what was being manufactured by the town's citizens, and still in business 50+ years later - long after mighty Buick City has been reduced to rubble. Maybe Webster should use this as a definition of irony in their dictionaries.

Anyway; it is great to see they have picked up a specialty line that will assist their business. I used their service dept once and was pleasantly surprised at their low prices and quick times.
 

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Hah, Pioneer SAAB is on the list! Would have never guessed it, since they are way out there..

PS: That's where I bought my car ;ol;
 

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Bump for the fellow in Ohio searching for prices. :cheesy:

As a "rich guy", you'll find lots of friends here willing to relieve you of spare change.

:eek:

Note the changes or delays that I posted in the 9-3 Performance section. They may or may not have opened the US dealer operations. Saabs United has had changes too with the owner leaving so perhaps this was one of the things that got lost in the follow up? Or, was it lost in the "fog of war" with Trollhattan production slowdowns?

The Swiss company I repped for looked at the US market as a "viable annoyance" and always treated us with an "arms length" distaste ..:eek::cheesy: .. like a long lost cousin who shows at your Thanksgiving doorstep; you have to seat him but sitting next to him is .. ;)
 

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I just spoke to a dealer who has been in this business for a long, long time.

He is not aware of how they got on the list and was not even aware of Hirsch.

There may be changes to this when the current smoke clears. :confused:
 
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