Automobilwerk Saarland GmbH (W.I.P.)

WIP…filling up with info in the future.


For customers on very tight budgets, the Vital clearly lives up to its name - it’s basic transportation, nothing more, but it’s quite good at what it does, which is being small, cheap and economical to run.

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That story has some strong Opel vibes (and I like it) :wink:



The Saarland Siegel, launched in 2002, was supposed to replace two model series: The smaller Origo and the larger Ambrosia. Though, while the Origo was discontinued at the launch of the Siegel, the Ambrosia was produced until 2004.

The first generation Siegel was available with three different bodystyles, a 4 door sedan, a 5 door liftback (“Aerosedan”) or like here, the station wagon (“Pilger”).

The range of engines was large. Four cylinders ranging from 1.6 to 2.2 litre (the 2 litre available as a turbocharged version), a 2.8 or 3.2 litre V6, and a range of diesels from an 1.9 litre 4 cylinder to a 3 litre V6. Transmission alternatives were a 5-speed manual, 6 speed manual or 6 speed auto.

All first generation Siegels were front wheel drive (unlike later versions that could be had with all wheel drive too). It had a Mc Pherson strut suspension up front and a multilink rear axle. Of course, there was a bunch of different equipment packages to choose from, too.

The first generation Siegel was produced until the second generation arrived in 2009.


The interior looks nicer than in the, umm, real world equivalent :stuck_out_tongue:

1.6 in such a large car… that must be fun. Is it heavy?

Are povo spec large euro cars ever fun? :rofl:

It’s been a while, but you’ve finally started reimagining your thread on the Saarland company - and the Siegel, with its highly detailed interior, is one of your better efforts.

I could have detailed it a bit better too, but as a QFC entry I didn’t bother since I don’t want to end up like in the last QFC that you probably remember :rofl:

But I like some of the new interior fixtures, like the dashboard I used for this one, and it’s a pity that they are so awkward to work with, not centered around their own axis, some of the parts showing the inside of the textures, so for example cloth or leather is impossible to use… considering how good looking they are, those things are bugging me a bit.

I actually like the Vectra C/ Signum interior a lot.

Given that Saarland is based on Opel, using the 3D interior mod fixtures based on the Vectra C makes a lot of sense for the Siegel.

You can rev it to the redline and still be under the speed limits. Profit, I guess? :laughing:


When the Saarland Vital was released in 1982, it was the smallest model in the lineup. The fifth generation, released in 2014, may no longer have been the smallest model, but still stayed true to its origin as simple, cheap transportation

It was available as a 3- or 5 door hatchback. The engines ranged from an 1.0 litre 3-cylinder to an 1.6 litre turbo, with this 1.4 litre N/A 4-cylinder being the volume model. Also available was an 1.3 litre diesel. Gearbox choices were a 6 speed manual, or a 6 speed auto.

The fifth generation Vital was produced until the 2019 model year.