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Date: Fri, 19 Sep 1997 15:15:16 -0700
From: Kari Sillanpää <>
Subject: Re: GLi, GLE, EMS, i?

Chris Eling wrote: > > I just bought a 1980 99 GLi, and I was wondering what the GLi stands for. > I've also wondered about the GLE and the i (which I've only heard about > in Europe)...I know EMS was for Electronic Manual Special, but that's the > only one I'm sure of. Is the i for injection, as in fuel injection? GLi stands for "Grand Luxe injection". The E in GLE means electronic fuel injection. The 99GLE used to be a more luxurious model and was replaced by 99GLi when the 900 models became available. In Europe there were also the 108 hp GLs (s = super) which was equipped with double SU carbs, and the 100 hp GL with single carb. Those letters were used on both 99's and early 900's. These models disappeared in the mid '80s and after that the 900i was the cheapest Saab version available. Kari Sillanpää, Finland '58 93 DeLuxe '82 99 GL

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