Sonett III Tech Specs



                              SPECIFICATIONS
                           1972 SAAB SONETT III

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS                           TRANSMISSION/DRIVE TRAIN

Overall length:approx 12 ft 9 in                 Front Wheel Drive
Overall width:     4 ft 11 in                    Single dry plate clutch, hydraulic-
Height: approx 3 ft 11 in                          ally actuated
Wheel base: 7 ft 1 in                            Constant velocity universal joints
Track front: 4 ft                                Four forward speeds, all syncromesh
       rear: 4 ft                                Overall gear ratios:
Curb weight: approx 1805                         First   16.2: 1
Gas tank holds: 15.8 US gallons                  Second  9.7: 1
Luggage capacity: 7 cu ft                        Third   6.0: 1
Aerodynamic drag coefficient 0.31                Fourth  3.9: 1
                                                            Reverse 14 . 8 : 1
ENGINE                                           Final drive ratio: 4.67: 1
                                                 Road speed, fourth gear at 1000 rpm:
Type: four-stroke overhead valve                  18.0 mph
      engine V-4
Number of cylinders: four                        STEERING

Bore: 3.54 in
Stroke: 2.63 in                                  Rack and pinion steering
Piston displacement: 103 Cu in                   Ratio, steering wheel to road
                  (1698 cc)                       wheel: 15.5
Compression ratio: 8.0: 1                        Number of steering wheel turns
Net horsepower (SAE): 65 at 4700 rpm             from lock to lock: approx      2.7
Max torque: 85 lb ft at 2500 rpm                 Turning radius: approx   15.4  ft
Fuel System: Camshaft-driven fuel pump
 Pressure lubrication. Full-flow filter,         WHEELS AND TIRES
Oil capaci ty 3 . 5 US quarts
 Water-cooling system. Pump, fan and             15 in. road wheels
thermostat. Holds 7.5 US quarts                  Pirelli Cinturato tires  155 X  15  in
  Maximum permissible rpm: 6000  rpm            Wide base rims 4-1/2 J X 15 in.

Exhaust Emissions (grams/mile):                 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
   Hydrocarbons:               2 . 09
   Carbon Monoxide:            32.39               Battery 12 volt, 44 anlp. hr.
   Oxides of Nitrogen:          2.10               Bosch 1.0 hp starter motor

                                              Bosch 77 amp alternator

                                              PERFORMANCE

                                              Top speed approx. 110 mph
                                              Acceleration from rest to 60 mph 12.1 sec.
 BODY/CHASSIS
Semi-monocoque all welded steel chassis.  Fiberglass laminate body, 0.12 in.,
structurally reinforced by steel tube roll bar.  All cavities anti-corrosion
treated.  Chassis undercoated.

                              STANDARD EQUIPMENT

Only sports car in its class with rollbar       Windshield washer with four (4) jets
  as standard equipment                         Safety padded sun visors
3-point front seat safety harness               Thermostatically controlled heater
Dual diagonal brake system                      Flow-through ventilation
Warning light for fuel below 7 quarts           Front windshield defrosters (adjustable)
Warning light for brake failure                 Impact break-off rear view mirror
4 lamp hazard warning system                    Racing type outside rear view mirrors(2)
Molded fiberglass bucket seats                  Interior light actuated by doors
Leather trimed steering wheel                 Cigarette lighter
Upholstered baggage compartment                 Ashtray
Sealed beam retractable headlights              Textile carpets
Provision for driving lamps                     Tachometer
Undersealed for rust protection                 Tinted glass
Back up lights                                  Opening rear quarter windows
Side marker lights                              Free flow dual exhaust
Dual horns                                      Safety belt warning system
Two-speed electric windshield wipers            Aluminum Alloy wheels

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