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


On Thu, 08 Mar 2007 16:54:45 GMT, Fat Sam <samandjanetknoxnospamco.net> 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: http://www.fcfk.com/safir/ ), the next thing on the design board was the Saab 92 ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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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