Saab 900 Turbo Aero/SPG

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Description

The Saab 900 was a premium C-Segment car launched in 1978, that would soon form the base for one of the first hot hatches in history.

In 1984, Saab introduced a performance version of the model, known as the Aero in Europe or the SPG in North America. The car was fitted with a turbocharged 16v longitudinally, 45-degree slanted, inline four-cylinder 2.0 liter engine, producing up to 175 hp (129 kw) of power and 253 Nm of torque in its final iteration. The 900 Aero/SPG version had an APC box that increased the turbo boost over the 900 Turbo. Thanks to a five speed manual transmission that sent the power to the front wheels, the car accelerated from 0-100km/h in 8,7 seconds and could reach a top speed of 211 km/h (132 mph). The car featured double wishbone front suspension and beam-axle rear suspension, and it came with stiffer dampers/springs and larger sway bars.

Visually the car was distinguished by a larger rear wing, larger front and rear bumpers and the characteristic three-spoke 15 inch rims.

 

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Additional information

Model

Saab 900 Turbo SPG

Production

1984-1990

Segment

C

Doors

3

Layout

FWD

Engine Displacement

1985 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Naturally Aspirated

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Single Point Injection

Power (hp)

175

Power (kw)

129

Power (@rpm)

@ 5300 rpm

Torque (Nm)

253

Torque (@rpm)

@3000 rpm

0-100km/h

8,7

Top Speed (km/h)

211 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

132 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

9,4

CO2 (g/km)

Gearbox

5 MT

Weight

1300 kg

Length

4740 mm

Width

1690 mm

Height

1405 mm

Wheelbase

2517 mm

Front Track

1430 mm

Rear Track

1440 mm

Boot Space

Tire Size

195/60 R15

Front Brakes

280 mm Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

270 mm Discs