1997 Saab 900 Coupe

Saab 900 Coupe

The indorsement or ‘new’ propagation Saab 900 (likewise referred to as the GM900 or NG900 among enthusiasts) was reinforced on GM’s GM2900 chopine as a successor for the “graeco-roman” first-generation Saab 900. This all-new 900 was produced in the 1994 done 1998 manakin days. In Mid 1998 it standard complete 1100 case-by-case improvements (although around were really introduced on the 1998 manakin 900), and was renamed the Saab 9-3 (in about markets; in the US the epithet commute was introduced for 1999). As the 9-3, the NG900 was produced done 2002.

Variants included 900i (4-cylinder, non-turbo), S (4-cylinder, non-turbo) and SE (4-cylinder turbo or V6) models in three-door, five-door and exchangeable trunk styles. For 1997 and 1998 alone, thither was too a Saab 900 Talladega, abaft a record-breaking survival trial in 1996, on the Talladega Superspeedway.

Contingent mart, the NG900 was useable with a prime of 2.0 L or 2.3 L Saab 16-valve DOHC engines (Saab locomotive codes B204, B234) in course aspirated or turbocharged cast (2.0 L solitary), besides as a 2.5 L variation of GM’s European 54° V6 locomotive. Locomotive direction for the turbos was by Saab Trionic 5 with Calculate Lighting (SDI) and Automatonlike Functioning Restraint, and for non-turbos by Bosch Motronic fire injectant. A distributor-operated ignition was provided for course aspirated engines in roughly markets.

In line to the ‘greco-roman’ Saab 900 with its longwise mounted locomotive and front-hinged cowling (cowling), the NG900 had a more-common transversally mounted locomotive with rear-hinged cap (cowl).


The ‘Sensonic’ grip variance, (uncommitted on Turbo models lone) provided a manual shifter as in a touchstone manual infection car, but omitted the clutch in favour of electronics which could command the hold quicker than an medium driver.

1997 Saab 900 Coupe

When a driver started to run the cogwheel shifting node/geartrain picker prize, a computer-controlled actuator operated the batch. With the car in train but stationary, the clench was released only limit was applied. If neither bracken nor throttle was down, a monitory quality sounded and a content flashed on the on-board expose, and if no accomplish was interpreted later 7 seconds, the locomotive was unopen off.

A “Mound Beginning” purpose for Sensonic-equipped cars (as described in the proprietor’s manual) was intended to help in acquiring afoot on hills, by piquant the car’s grip to preclude wheeling slow-witted. Nevertheless, this sport was not really enforced on the car.

Sensonic was discontinued astern a shortstop clip, as it proven unpopular.

1997 Saab 900 Coupe

Saab Information Display

The NG900 introduced the Saab Entropy Expose, or SID (uncommitted on S or SE models sole), which gave the driver real-time data spell impulsive, such as fire efficiency and extraneous temperature. Groundwork stipulation cars had a digital time in post of the SID and a non-digital panel with a mechanical hodometer (as opposed to the digital mileometer on higher specification models). Interestingly the SID besides controls over-the-counter fomite components, including but not circumscribed to hearable warnings for turning signals and the vehicles trumpet.

NG engines

  • 2.0 L B204I unremarkably aspirated 16-valve iv cylinder, 130 PS (96 kW; 128 hp)
  • 2.0 L B206I unremarkably aspirated 16-valve iv cylinder with no counterpoise shafts, 133 PS (98 kW; 131 hp)
  • 2.0 L B204L 16-valve turbo intercooled, 185 PS (136 kW; 182 hp)
  • 2.3 L B234I ordinarily aspirated 16-valve quadruplet cylinder, 150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp)
  • 2.5 L B258I 24-valve 54º V6, 170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp)
  • Night Panel

    One Saab foundation, elysian by the party’s roots in astronautics, was the ‘Inkiness Empanel’ have (usable on S or SE models lonesome), which extinguished virtually panel lights at the feeling of a push on the SID, to eradicate beguilement from das lights during nighttime drive. Spell combat-ready, this sport permitted darkened instruments to re-illuminate themselves when they requisite driver care – if say, the locomotive swiftness increased alarmingly or if the fire storey should bead infra 15 litres (4 US gal). This sport was late renamed ‘Dark Board’ in Saab 9-3 and Saab 9-5 models. In the ulterior Dark Board reading, the speedometer is just well-lighted capable the 87 mph/140 km/h cross. The difference of the exfoliation bequeath alone be well-lighted if the speeding of the car exceeds 84 mph/135 km/h.

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