1987-94 SAARLAND AMBROSIA Mk1
The Saarland Ambrosia was introduced in 1987 as a replacement for the long lived Saarland Bischof. It was rear wheel drive like its predecessor, but ditched the solid rear axle for a semi trailing arm suspension. It also added some other new technology like rear disc brakes and standard ABS.
It was available as a sedan or station wagon, with 1.8, 2 and 2.4 litre 4-cylinder engines, as well as 2.6 and 3 litre 6-cylinder units. The entry level model was the XE, followed by the LE and the most luxurious model, the GLE. There also was a sports model of the 3 litre sedan called the ES. In 1990 Saarland teamed up with Swedish sports car manufacturer RAUK, that enlarged the 3 litre inline six to 3.6 litres and added a turbocharger, in the low volume special version “RAUK-Saarland Ambrosia ET”.
The first generation Ambrosia was replaced by the second generation in 1994, even if a few MY94 Mk1 Ambrosias actually were built.