Historie

1978

New garage opened in Benningen

With engine power testing station – first unauthorised Alpina Service

1979

Authorised SAAB representation and service

1980

First road legal tuned SAAB 99 Turbo with charged-air intercooler

Start of developing rallye-cars for SAAB

1981

Development of the SAAB 900 Turbo with charged-air intercooler in cooperation with SAAB in Trollhättan

The engine develops 180 HP with the new intercooler at the same charged air pressure as the series model securing a plus of 35HP

SAAB acknowledges the expertise of Heuschmid Tuning and takes the warranty cover for Heuscmid performance enhanced SAAB cars.

1982

First own alloy wheel for the SAAB 900: Ronal Turbo

Distribution network for SAAB-Tuning: e.g. Gordon Lamp (Chesterfield, England), Hirsch (Switzerland), Anex (Tokio), Giroix Sport (Paris), SAAB-Ana (Örebro), jk Tuning (Uetersen), Hans-Peter Weise (Remscheid)

1983

Introducing the Heuscmid model range HS1/ HS2

European Rallye Championship

1984

Introducing the Airflow set with 200HP for the SAAB 900 and HS4

1985

Presentation of the HS2 on the own display at the IAA in Frankfurt/Main

Alloy wheels 7×16” and 7.5×16” for all 900/9000 models

1986

Introducing the Airflow set for the SAAB 9000

SAAB 9000 HS6 complete motor conversion to 230HP

1987

SAAB 900 HS5 convertible with 195HP and controlled catalytic converter

1988

Complete road legal catalytic converter range for all SAAB models by Heuschmid Tuning

1989

SAAB 9000 HS6S with 250HP

1991

17” alloy wheels for the SAAB 9000CS

1993

Cooperation with SAAB seized due to the restructuring of SAAB

2003

Heuschmid GmbH with Sebastian Heuschmid on the helm and Johann Heuschmid as technical director set up 28 years after the founding of Heuschmid Tuning

2004

Relocation the new Heuschmid GmbH into the old companies building and setting up the specialised SAAB 900 tuning and servicing.

Extending the program to all modern SAAB models using HIRSCH tuning.

2005

Extending the pre-owned car program to a permanent 50 vehicles on stock. Starting with the SAAB 96 over the models 90 and 99 the legendary 900i up to the recent 9-3 and 9-5.

In addition the complete HIRSCH range with the high performance Viggen and Troll models.

Developing an exchange for used spare parts for all SAAB models.

2007

HEUSCHMID moved to the new location at Industriestraße 1 in Benningen with the extended show room and work shop and storage area. About 1800sqm allow to keep the customer vehicles currently in service or overhaul indoors.

2008

HEUSCHMID celebrated its 33rd anniversary. On 14 June SAAB enthusiast, long term customers, friends and partners of HEUSCHMID got together for the event on the meetingpoints with the SAAB 99, 900 and 9000 models.

2012

Again more space for the expanding operations is needed.

On August 2012 HEUSCHMID moved to the 3100sqm building in Öbergünzburg.

The new facilities include specialised departments: motor work shop, interior restoration for upholstery and headliners and a high rack storage area.

2014

The youngest of the HEUSCHMID sons, Florian Hagn (Heuschmid) joined the company as an apprentice for automobile mechatronics.

2016

Extending the storage area with another 1000sqm and administration.

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