900 Turbo Basic Specs



                        1983 SAAB TURBO WITH APC SYSTEM
                             BASIC SPECIFICATIONS

DIMENSIONS

Overall Length                     187.6 inches
Overall Width                      66.5 inches
Overall Height                     55.9 inches
Wheelbase                          99.1 inches
Track Front/Rear                   56.3/56.7 inches
Curb Weight              3-Door    2,800-2,840 lbs.
                         4-Door    2,840-2,880 lbs.
Headroom Front/Rear                36.8/37.4 inches (with sunroof)
Legroom Front/Rear                 41.7/36.2 inches
Front Shoulder Room      3-Door    52.2 inches
                         4-Door    53.0 inches
Rear Shoulder Room       3-Door    53.3 inches
                         4-Door    54.5 inches
Luggage Compartment Volume
                         3-Door    21.3 cubic ft. (parcel shelf in)
                                   27.2 cubic ft. (parcel shelf removed)
                                   56.5 cubic ft. (back seat folded)
                         4-Door    21.8 cubic ft.
                                   53.0 cubic ft. (back seat folded)

ENGINE

Cylinders                          4, in-line
Displacement                       121.1 cubic inches (1985 cc)
Bore                               3.54 inches
Stroke                             3.07 inches
Compression Ratio                  8.5:1
Maximum Horsepower (SAE Net)       135 @ 4,800 rpm
Maximum Torque Range, ft/lbs.
     (87-92 octane)                160-172 @ 3,500 rpm
Camshaft                           Single overhead, 5 bearings
Fuel System                        Bosch Continuous Fuel Injection
                                        with Lambda Control
Emissions Controls                 3-way catalyst, decel dashpot (automatic)
                                        decel fuel shutoff (manual)
Turbo Charger                      Garrett AirResearch TC 03 with APC controlled
                                        wastegate
Charge Pressure Setting            0.65 + 0.05 bar
Fuel Requirements                  Unlea7ed, 87 minimum octane (pump ratina)
Fuel Tank Capacity                 16.6 gallons
Cooling System Capacity            10.5 quarts
Engine Oil Capacity                4.5 quarts

EPA Fuel Economy Values, MPG - Manual Transmission:    21 EPA Est., 34 Est. Hwy.
                             - Automatic Transmission: 21 EPA Est., 29 Est. Hwy.

TRANSMISSION

                                           Manual             Automatic

Front Wheel Drive                            Yes                 Yes
Single Dry Plate Clutch              Yes, front mounted          ---
Primary Gear Ratio                         0.84:1              0.93:1

Number of Forward Gears                       5                   3

Overall Ratios:      1st Gear            13.94:1         1st   8.16:1
                     2nd Gear             7.88:1         2nd   4.95:1
                     3rd Gear             5.29:1         3rd   3.41:1
                     4th Gear             3.80:1
                     5th Gear             3.08:1
                     Reverse             15.34:1     Reverse   7.13:1

Final Drive Ratio                         3.67:1               3.67:1

BRAKES, SUSPENSION, STEERING, WHEELS

Diagonally divided, two-circuit foot brake system
Vacuum power assist

Wheel Brakes, Front                                     Disc
Wheel Brakes, Rear                                      Disc
Handbrake                                         On front wheels (mechanically
                                                       operated discs)
Rack and pinion steering gear, power assisted
Steering wheel turns, lock to lock                3.6

Independent front wheel suspension
Transverse A-arms with pivot mounted coil springs
Rigid rear axle, beam type
Coil springs, front and rear
Gas pressurized shock absorbers, front and rear

Rims                                              Aluminum alloy, 5 1/2J x 15 H2

Tires                                             Turbo 4-Door: 185/65 SR 15
                                                  Turbo 3-Door: 195/60 HR 15

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