Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 17:29:15 -0000
From: "Ken \(the sane one\)" <K.Shilcocknospamo.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: Why the number 9?


"Fat Sam" <samandjanetknoxnospamco.net> wrote in message news:pdXHh.31991$OK6.21219nospamfe4-win.ntli.net... > 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..... <switch on nerd mode> I understand that the first saab Car was labelled the 92 because the vehicle design which had made production prior to this ( a civilian aircraft) was designated 91 From then on, the model nos. grew by 1 92 92b 93 94 - think this was the design code for the Sonnet 1 (2 seater sportcar) 95 96 97- think this was the design code for the Sonnet 2 (sport coupe) 98 - design code for an updated 96 99 and then I guess they thought the no. 9 was so integral to the range that it was better to with 90, 900 and 9000 than to continue to 100 With the 9-3 and 9-5, the 3 indictes that it is a bmw 3series class vehicle and the 5 indicates bmw 5series

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