A revolutionary new engine from Saab which rewrites the rulebook for power and economy has won Autocar magazine's 2000 Technology Award. The 1.6-litre, five cylinder Saab Variable Compression (SVC) engine delivers the fuel economy of a conventional unit, together with the power and torque of a 3.0-litre engine whenever required. Maximum power, at 225 bhp, represents 140 bhp per litre, a level of output never seen before in a production engine.