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Saab 9000

Could the 9000 be the modern Saab time forgot?

The Saab 900 is a classic and even the NG900 and have a decent following as The 9-3 Sport Sedan and 9-5 are current and as such have their appreciation #8211; but the 9000 is a car doesn#8217;t get much of a mention.

hard to believe, but the Saab in my driveway right now was first out of a partnership that was forming my age was still measured in single In the mid 1970#8242;s Saab#8217;s Marcus got together with Lancia#8217;s Agnelli. They started the that would see the Saab-Lancia 600 to less than modest There were also stalled merger talks Volvo during this

After several meetings and starts, they finally hands on an agreement that see a vehicle platform designed for use by Fiat, Lancia and Alfa

The Saab 9000 was first in May 1984 and deliveries began that year as a MY1985 The queue was reasonably long, There were great for this car, being the third entirely #8220;new#8221; car in history.

And the vehicle didn#8217;t disappoint It was well received in various with many praising superior build quality. One claimed that it#8217;s position and ergonomics approached

It was regarded as a genuine entrant in the field and a real competitor for 3 and 5 series.


MY1985: 9000 released to wide Initially designed as a replacement for the it soon became apparent it would be a complimentary, larger that would expand range.

The first model had a turbocharged engine producing 175hp and a very high level including Saab#8217;s full climate control The car won a bunch of awards both in and abroad.


MY1986: The being so well received the before, was largely unchanged. The one addition during this was the 9000i. A non-turbocharged injection producing 130hp


MY1987: The 9000 had ABS added in this model Whilst it wasn#8217;t the first of ABS braking in the automotive world, it was a developed especially for Saab and the developed for a front-wheel drive

This year also saw a new turbo introduced as well as a new automatic transmission.


Late in 1987, Saab the sedan shape for the 9000 which had been strictly a hatch until this The 9000CD came in a turbocharged only, but came quipped Saab#8217;s new Direct Ignition on the engine.

If Ebay were back then I#8217;m they would have trading DI units in quick

1988 also saw the first Talladega models in commemoration of The Run, two years previous.

MY1989: There were a of tweaks during 1989, but bigger than the introduction of adjustable seats. Well, bigger than that in my at least. I love electric


MY1990: The big news in was the debit of Saab#8217;s 2.3 litre engine. For this model it came as a normally aspirated producing 150hp and 212N of

The 2.0 litre engine received a new lifting its rating to 185hp. The Turbo also received new wheels and body kit bits for a edition in England and other known as the Carlsson. Other had a similarly equipped car still the Talladega moniker.


In 1991 the 2.3 litre engine the year before also the turbo treatment. My resources for article indicate that was a Saab 9000 Turbo 16S available in this model however I#8217;ve never across one before so I#8217;d to guess it was for limited markets.

The 2.3 litre produced a full and 330Nm of torque.

The front of the model changed slightly, the same slightly slanted as the 4-door model.


MY1992: This new year saw the revision of the 5-door in the form of the 9000CS. The 9000CS had a lower dipping front and a new rear section as well.

developments for this year Saab being the first to offer CFC-free air conditioning.

1992 also saw the first of the 9000 Griffin, a luxury model with #8220;all extras#8221;.


MY1993: names were standardised all markets to CS/CSE and CD/CDE. A basic 9000CC was also in limited markets. The Griffin was again the range-topper and was offered optional, factory fitted upholstery.

Trionic also during 1993, but by far the biggest of them all was the Saab 9000 at the Paris Motor Show. 225hp and 350Nm of torque credentials became well as the motoring press got their on it. Extreme midrange acceleration was the point, but how about them


MY1994: There were developments in this year, for the debut of the 2.3 litre light engine using the light turbo. This was rated at which surprises me as we have one and the Automatic transmission it seems than a wet week. But I digress#8230;.

MY1995: Saab received first V6 engine in 1995, a 3.0 unit originating from GM and 210hp.

Cosmetically, the 9000CD and were given the same front as the 5-door 9000CS. In vehicles from 1995 had clear glass for the front (except in the US and Canada).

The Aero and V6 also came with control.


MY1996: The Ecopower is now used for all Saab#8217;s engines.


MY1997: was an anniversary year, being the year of Saab vehicle

As such, a special anniversary 9000 was launched with of wood and leather and demand for model was quite high.

The V6 didn#8217;t last too long. It was not in MY97.



There were several model designations for the Saab in the 1990#8242;s. The following breaks #8211; in very general #8211; what was standard for each different badge Obviously, some of the standard changed over the years.

In some people will have a 9000 that have a piece of equipment listed here as being for a model. Well, be thankful than posting a dispute in please. There#8217;s every your higher spec may have been ordered as an when the car was new.

This has been reproduced from a 9000 info section at Central .


passenger’s (1995 onwards),

automatic seatbelt tensioners,

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