Date: 19 Sep 1997 22:52:33 GMT
From: "Wilfred Zweverink" <wilfred.zweverinknopsampam*tip.nl>
Subject: Re: GLi, GLE, EMS, i?


Kari Sillanpää <s129529nopsamut.fi> schreef in artikel <3422F974.305Enopsamut.fi>... > Chris Eling wrote: > > > > I just bought a 1980 99 GLi, and I was wondering what the GLi stands for. > > I've also wondered about the GLE and the i (which I've only heard about > > in Europe)...I know EMS was for Electronic Manual Special, but that's the > > only one I'm sure of. Is the i for injection, as in fuel injection? > > GLi stands for "Grand Luxe injection". The E in GLE means electronic > fuel injection. The 99GLE used to be a more luxurious model and was > replaced by 99GLi when the 900 models became available. > In Europe there were also the 108 hp GLs (s = super) which was equipped with > double SU carbs, and the 100 hp GL with single carb. Those letters were used > on both 99's and early 900's. These models disappeared in the mid '80s and > after that the 900i was the cheapest Saab version available. > > Kari Sillanpää, Finland > '58 93 DeLuxe > '82 99 GL > Actually, the 900C (carburator) was the cheapest model in the mid and late '80's. Wilfred

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