Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 23:31:46 GMT
From: "Davo" <whatevernopsamever.net>
Subject: Re: Viggen vs. Aero


"H." <musicboxnopsamrider.co.uk> wrote in message news:82v60u4h1q73f32eel2m9bit71m2lecgbvnopsamcom... > >Yes, I know that it _was_ sold in Europe but was replaced by Aero > >2001. I just wanted to know about the differences between the models. > > Erm.... okay, let's narrow this down. The Viggen was sold in the UK > from 1998, the Aero from 1999. The Viggen had a custom bodykit, seats, > 17" bespoke alloys and 225bhp from a 2.3l-itre turbocharged engine - > similar to the one in the 9-5 Aero. In 2000, the Viggen was uprated to > 230bhp, from the same engine. In addition the Viggen carried largerd > cross-drilled brake discs to cope with the extra power. > > At the same time the Aero HOT model had 205bhp from an uprated > 2.0-litre turbo engine, along with a subtle bodykit, sports seats and > 16" bespoke alloys. The Atuo version of the Aero however had all the > sytlistic modifications, but the standard 185bhp 2.0-litre turbo, as > at the time it couldn't cope wih the extra power. The convertible > versions didn't get the sports suspension. > > The Viggen was discontinued in 2000/01, and the bodykit was carried > over to the Aero model, which also gained the viggen seats, though in > modified form. The newer shape Aero also then got 17" wheels, and the > auto version had a better box and could now cope will the full 205bhp. > Convertibles still lack the sports suspension. The excellent Viggen > brakes have NOT been carried over to the Aero. > > Hope this helps. > H. Excellent explanation. The above is also the case for Australia down to a tee. Wouldn't know about the States? Davo

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