1981 Saab 900 Turbo Sedan
A newcomer to the Swedish Saab line of cars for 1981 is the new Saab 900
fourdoor notchback sedan, available both with the famous Saab turbo engine --
Turbo model pictured above -- and with the normally aspirated Saab straight
fourcylinder engine. For 1981 the Saab Turbo features a host of new innovations,
including for the first tinie, an auto.1atc trans'#sso C:,- Ye addition, the
Saab Turbo has a new turbocharger with an integrated iasteqate (charging
pressure control valve), which is controlled by pressure in the intake manifold
instead of by the pressure in the exhaust manifold as in the past. The new
turbine for 1981 is smaller and gives better throttle response, especially at
low speeds. The power output of the Saab turbo engine is 135 bhp (SAE net) at
4,800 rpm and 160 ft. lbs. torque at 3,500 rpm.
The Saab 900 Turbo Sedan will be available through some 315 Saab dealers
nationally about November 15.
Return to 1981 Model News Index