1998 Saab 9000 Technical Specifications Page 1



ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS 2.3L Turbo
Type 4-cylinder
Displacement 2.3 liter (2,290cc, 140 cu. in.)
Aspiration Water-cooled turbocharger with APC charge pressure control, intercooler
Horsepower @ RPM 225 @ 5,500 (Automatic: 200 @ 5,500)
Max. torque (lb.-ft.) 252 @ 1,800 (Automatic: 238 @ 1,800)
Fuel injection Saab Trionic
Compression ratio 9.25:1
Bore x Stroke 3.54 in. (90 mm) x 3.54 in. (90 mm)
Arrangement Transverse, with dual counter-rotating balance shafts
Valve train Double overhead camshafts, 4 valves per cylinder
Cylinder block Cast iron
Cylinder head Light alloy, cross-flow type
Cooling System Water-cooled, thermostatically controlled electric radiator fan
Fuel Requirement 2.3L Manual: Unleaded 91-93 AON
2.3L Automatic: Unleaded 87-93 AON

 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM  
Ignition 2.3L Saab Trionic with Direct Ignition
 Alternator 1215W, 90A
Battery (maintenance-free) 12V, 70 Ah

DRIVETRAIN
Type Front-wheel drive
Manual transmission Fully synchronized 5-speed with hydraulically actuated clutch
Automatic transmission 4-speed overdrive with direct mechanical lock-up in top gear
Transmission ratios: 2.3L 4-cylinder Turbo;
5-speed Manual
2.3L 4-cylinder Turbo;
4-speed Automatic
First 3.38:1 2.58:1
Second 1.76:1 1.41:1
Third 1.12:1 1.00:1
Fourth 0.89:1 0.74:1
Fifth 0.70:1 NA
Final Drive 3.61:1 4.28:1

 STEERING  
Type Power-assisted rack and pinion, impact-collapsible steering column
 Turning circle (curb to curb) 35.7 ft (10.0 m)
Turns (lock to lock) 3.2


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