The turbocharged model can produce over 210 hp, and was a pristine and powerful car back in the late 1980's when this much power was unheard of in a car with only an inline-4. Its top speed is about 140mph, and leather, a spoiler, a sunroof, power everything, and many other accessories were common, though not standard with the 900. The 900 was also the first car with heated seats and SAAB itself was the first to invent the turbocharger. Without the SAAB, companies like Porsche (depended on the turbocharger) would not have survived.
Saabs are often considered the choice car for people less concerned with fitting in with a crowd, such as those who purchase autmobiles manufactured by BMW, Mercedes, Lexus and other preimum marques, but more concerned with originality, technology and efficiency.
While the yuppie masses scoot along in their 3-series BMWs and boring Lexuses, a Saab flys by in a turbocharged rush.
Saab is an aerospace manufacturer based in Sweden, who in post-war year of 1947 decided to start marketing a car called the "92" which used an engine derived from DKW (part of the old Auto Union in Germany). Saab went on to produce the 93, the 95, the Sonnet II and Sonnet III, the 96, 99, 900, 9000, 9-3, 9-5 and the new 9-2x. The automotive branch of Saab is no longer associated with the old parent aerospace manufacturer. 50% of Saab was purchased by GM in 1989, and the remaining 50% in 1999.
In 1986, when the Saab 9000 was introduced into the United States, it was the fastest (top speed) sedan sold in the US.
Saab did NOT invent the turbocharger, nor make the world's first turbocharged vehicle. However, the Saab 99 turbo was responsible for bringing turbocharged automobiles to the masses, and is considered the world's first WIDELY PRODUCED turbocharged car.
they can tackle tuff swedish winters and still be more original than those EVER FADING rebaged Volkswagens audis]
yea just about all there platforms are shared!