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Date: Fri, 06 Sep 2002 22:30:59 +0100
From: Johannes H Andersen <>
Subject: Re: Engine in the 9-3 sport sedan

Mark Gerritsma wrote: > > "quadrun1" <> schreef in bericht > news:2T4e9.4027$ > > Why did SAAB dump their venerable 2.0-liter engine? > > > > Is the new engine that much better? > > Judging from the initial specification I would say it isn't. > 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. I somehow don't believe in this explanation. 1) The Saab engine carries on in the 9-5 and 2) Emission control stems from engine management and is helped by the 16 valve design also present in 'old' engine. The 9-5 Aero has remarkable low CO2, this is noticeable since it affects UK taxation. Johannes

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