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New Generation 900 94-98
The second or ‘new’ generation Saab 900 (also referred to as the GM900 or NG900 among enthusiasts) was built on GM’s Opel9-3
Vectra platform as a replacement for the ‘Classic’ firstgeneration Saab 900. This all-new 900 was produced in 1994
through to 1998 model years. In mid 1998 it received over 1100 individual improvements (although some were actually
introduced on the 1998 model 900) and was renamed the Saab 9-3 (in most markets; in the US the name change was introduced
for 1999). As the 9-3, the NG900 was produced through 2002. Variants included 900i (four-cylinder, non-Turbo), S (fourcylinder,
non-Turbo) and SE (four-cylinder Turbo or V6) models in three-door, five-door and Convertible body styles. For 1997
and 1998 only, there was also a special edition ‘Talladega’ model after a record-breaking endurance test in 1996, on the
Talladega racetrack.
Depending on market, the NG900 was available with a choice of 2.0l or 2.3l Saab 16-valve DOHC engines (Saab engine codes
B204, B234) in naturally aspirated or turbocharged form (2.0l only), as well as a 2.5l version of GM’s European 54 V6 engine.
Engine management for the Turbos was by Saab Trionic 5 with Direct Ignition (SDI) and Automatic Performance Control, and
for non-Turbos by Bosch Motronic fuel injection. A distributoroperated ignition system was provided for naturally aspirated
engines in some markets. However, in contrast to the ‘Classic’ Saab 900 with its longitudinally mounted engine and fronthinged
hood (bonnet), the NG900 had a more-common transversely mounted engine with rear-hinged hood (bonnet).


Sensonic Model
The ‘Sensonic’ clutch variant, (available on Turbo models only) provided a manual gear lever as in a standard manual
transmission car, but omitted the clutch pedal in favour of electronics which could control the clutch faster than an
average driver.

 

Please let the registrar know your Saab NG900/OG9-3 stories. If you have any questions or queries then please ask.

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900a

9-3

If you look under a 1999 SAAB 9-3 you will find much that is like a Vauxhall Cavalier of an earlier vintage. This is the result of the marriage of SAAB with General Motors. First born of this union was a new 900, shaped with styling references to the old (pre-GM) 900. With very little change to the body work but very necessary and important honing of the engineering, and improved quality, the 9-3 was born. Both 900 and 9-3 were available as practical 3- and 5-door hatchbacks. Evolution afforded an all-turbo 9-3 range of 2-litre engines that produced 150- 205 bhp, a 2.3 turbo in the Viggen: 225 bhp; and finally a 2.2 diesel engine was made available – SAAB’s first.

Both the 900 and 9-3 versions have sported very popular and stylish convertibles.

Any members should feel free to contact the Registrar for advice, information, or to share details of their Gm900 or 9-3 models.

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South West Saab Monthly Meet
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Thu Mar 02 @19:30 - 10:00PM
Dragon Saab Monthly Meet
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West Midlands Saab Monthly Meet

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