Date: Sat, 7 Sep 2002 17:36:45 +0200
From: "Mark Gerritsma" <magernopsam.nld>
Subject: Re: Engine in the 9-3 sport sedan

"Goran Larsson" <hohnopsamlid.invalid> schreef in bericht >> In an effort to cut costs they now use a modified Opel engine. > > It isn't an Opel engine. The L850 engine was designed by Lotus > Engineering for GM and is used by more manufacturers than Saab and > Opel. It is wrong to say that Saab took an Opel engine and modified > it. Both Saab and Opel took the GM engine and adapted it for their > respective cars. The internal parts of the engine, the cylinder head, > turbo, and engine management are unique to Saab. According to a Dutch car magazine the engine line was originally intended to power Opel/Vauxhall cars. Technically an Opel engine does not exist; they are all GM engines. Interpreted this way my claim would be correct. However I have also found different magazines totally contradict each other. So if my claimes are incorrect please blaim the magazine. I know for a fact that I stopped buying Dutch car magazine a few years ago and switches to German magazines. They seem to be more accurate in their claims. As for the modification, please read my other reply. -- Mager

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