Date: Sat, 7 Sep 2002 17:22:58 +0200
From: "Mark Gerritsma" <magernopsam.nld>
Subject: Re: Engine in the 9-3 sport sedan


"Henrik B." <saabnopsamlixnet._nospam_dk> schreef in bericht news:MA8e9.59937$ww6.4125035nopsam010.worldonline.dk >>> In an effort to cut costs they now use a modified Opel engine. It >>> could just be, that the old engine required so much effort to meet >>> future emission standards, that they decided to design a new engine. >>> In the form of the Opel ECOTEC engine they found a good basis to >>> start from. > > It's STILL not an Opel engine! Maybe my writing wasn't clear enough, but I never said that. Maybe an example will make my point more clear: When you take a Ruf RGT anybody would say that's a Porsche. In fact it is only the Porsche bodyshell, built together with heavily modified engines. It has been so modified Ruf is considered a manafacturer. Same for the this engine. In it's roots it's an engine from the GM parts bin, but it has been completely 'Saabified'. -- Mager

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