Date: Fri, 06 Sep 2002 00:49:05 +0100
From: Johannes H Andersen <>
Subject: Re: SAAB 9.5 V6 engine question....

murphwiz wrote: > > "Paul Halliday" <> wrote in message > news:_bPd9.16429$ > > The V6 from the Carlton (say, GS3000i) produced around 220 BHP which is > what > > the Vaux Vectra V6s clock in at - it was a fair monster. It's very likely > > that the descendant of this engine that is in the new Vectras (the modern > > Cavalier equivalent) is the same V6 in Saabs. > > > > OK > The Carlton, NEVER had a V6... used a straight 6, along with the senator... > The Cavalier V6 used a 2.5, as found the the NG900, the Omega used the very > very similar 3.0V6 found in the 9-5,(near identical to the 90000 V6) > Both V6's Opel/Vauxhall derived, however, the 3.0V6 turbo found in the 9-5 > has been heavily revised for the 9-5 to take into account Trionic 7 and its > use of asymetric turbo chargering... > (1 turbo, driven from 1 cylinder bank, but charging both banks!) a bit of a > first, and still ( I believe) unique... Correct!!! :) And the 3.0V6 turbo in the 9-5 is for the first time less powerful than the non-turbo 3.0V6 in the Omega. 200 bhp against 210 in the Vaux Omega. The turbo is used this time purely generate a fatter torque curve and possibly higher efficiency. Presumably 200 bhp is sufficient for this type of car.

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