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Class of #8217;86- 9000 Turbo

Saab#8217;s 9000 was a bit controversial, its model year 1986 the way through its 1998 swan The result of an aborted collaboration Saab and Fiat #8211; would also spawn the related Fiat Chroma, Thema and Alfa Romeo collectively known as the Type 4s the 9000 was considered #8220;too by hard-core Saabers used to the wrap-around windshield and between-the-seats key, and #8220;too strange#8221; by executive car buyers who couldn#8217;t a four-cylinder hatchback with and performance. Those who looked the hype were rewarded what many Saab consider to be the automaker#8217;s most well-rounded car of all time.

Styled by Giorgetto Giugiaro#8217;s with input from Saab#8217;s chief Envall, the 9000 was launched in form, and it featured a transversely four-cylinder engine, the first so equipped since the original two-cylinder 92. It on a 105.2-inch wheelbase, which longer than the contemporary (99.1-inches), despite the new car actually being (and wider) than its sibling.

Road Track enjoyed the and intercooled DOHC, 1,985cc four-cylinder, which made 160 hp at 5,500 RPM and of torque at 3,000 RPM, that the five-speed-equipped tester to 60 in 7.6 seconds and completed the quarter in 15.6 seconds at 89.5 wrote:

The new Swede exhibits better tuning, feels tighter and nimble and is quieter than the The ride is exceptionally pleasant, at highway speeds. In true tradition, the 9000 is an extremely long-distance touring car that tackles curvy roads with and secure handling.

And if the twisty happen to be at higher altitudes, the becomes a bonus feature, useable power.

The impressive of the stock 9000 Turbo was with great elan a team of cars broke international speed records at in 1986.

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That transversely mounted reaped major benefits for occupants, who found a surprising of room inside the 9000; in upon introduction, it was one of only two sold in America to be classified by the EPA as a #8220;large#8221; interior volume; the was the limo-like Rolls-Royce Silver

A traditional three-box, four-door would arrive for 1989 in the of the 9000 CD. This car brought a nose#8221; facelift that be shared with five-door in 1991 and 1992, while a revised 9000 CS would in 1993, bringing new front and styling, improved side protection and the mid-year introduction of the enthusiast favorite, the 9000 .

The original 9000 Turbo in Saab Suite . a spectacular film starring the automaker#8217;s talented, very courageous Performance Team.

There have been a surprising of Saab 9000s in the Hemmings parking lot through the years, so we need to tell you where we on this car.  It#8217;s turn to chime in #8211; do you that the Saab 9000 is a suitable member of the Class of 1986 garage? Or is it just another winter beater?

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