Date: 9 Mar 2007 04:43:16 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <>
Subject: Re: Why the number 9?

On Thu, 08 Mar 2007 16:54:45 GMT, Fat Sam <> wrote: > I've wondered this for a while now. > What's the signifigance to the number 9 in Saabs naming convention? > All their cars seem to feature a number 9 in the title....900, 9000, 93, > 95..... Saab numbered their models sequentially. So the Saab 91 was the "Safir" (link here: ), the next thing on the design board was the Saab 92 ( ) Once they got into cars, they reserved the 2-digit 9x range for them. The 99 turned into the 900. By then marketing folks were in charge rather then engineers, so it got a bit wodgy and we ended up with 9-3 and 9-5 which have only vague meanings relative to the original naming scheme.

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