ORANGE, CONNECTICUT -- The entire power train, engine, transmission and differential, are a1l up front in the Saab, putting the weight where it's needed: right over 1he front wheels.
Saab's front-wheel-drive -- here illustrated in a ghost view of the 1978 Saab 99 GLE -- provides the best in traction and handling. The compact power unit, with 1he transmission placed right under the engine and with the clutch in front, for easy servicing, also allows plenty of room in the back.
For 1978 1he luxury Saab 99 GLE is available as a five-door version, with lots of room for f ive passengers with baggage. For extra large loads 1he rear seat can be folded down to open up a load space al1 of six feet in length. The rear hatch, including the rear window, opens up for easy loading and unloading.
Powering the 1978 Saab is a two-liter overhead camshaft engine with continuous fuel injection. The engine in i1s ''federal'' version develops 115 hp (SAE net). For West Coast and Rocky Mountain slates 1he engine is equipped with the Lambda Guard emissions system with three-way catalyst, and in that version develops 110 hp (SAE net).