Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2003 09:40:13 +0000
From: Johannes H Andersen <johsnopsamsizefitterzzzz.com>
Subject: Re: Saab 9-3 Listed in Top 10 Technological Cars


murphwiz wrote: > > "Simon Putz" <simon.putznopsamline.de> wrote in message > news:b390tb$dpn$06$1nopsam.t-online.com... > > > > > > > > An much more importantly... > > > [2] It illustrates the demise of Saab at the hands of GM very > > > nicely. > > > > > > > "Oh, yes, it also has an engine: a 2.0-L, turbocharged version of the > > four-cylinder Ecotec, made by Saab's owner, General Motors" > > > > i always thought this is a saab designed/made engine... did i miss > something > > ? > > > > The 9-3ss engine is a 'GM' unit designed by lotus, but based on the 2.2 > block.. > it's sleeved down to 2.0, only the main block is the same as the GM part Well he new 9-3 has an engine with the block in common with the GM Ecotec and a lot of Saab enginering thrown in, but the picture shows the previous 9-3, that had the standard 2.0L - 2.3L 4 Cyl genuine 100% Saab engines. Johannes

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