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1967-1980 SAAB 96/95 V4 specifications

1967-1980 SAAB 96/95 V4 specifications Classic and Performance Car

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In 1967, the two-stroke that had served so well for 15 years was joined by a V4. The four-stroke 1498cc Ford Taunus V4 engine had been installed to take the 96 further upmarket, but also acted as an insurance against the threat of US-style emissions regulations in Europe. The first V4 96s produced 55bhp and 65bhp, and usefully boosted performance. Top speed was now over 90mph. It was in this form that the 96 remained to the end, gaining more equipment and impact absorbing bumpers before finally being retired in 1980.

Production

  • Production:
    326,570/77,873
  • Price at launch:
    £801
  • Price (excellent)
    £3,500
  • Price (good):
    £2,500
  • Price (average):
    £1,200
  • Price (project):
    £450

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    16.5secs
  • Top speed:
    96.0mph
  • Power:
    65.0bhp
  • Torque:
    85.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    30.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V4
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, double wishbone, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Trailing U-beam axle, coil springs
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4170mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2498mm
  • Width:
    1575mm
  • Height:
    1473mm
  • Weight:
    873kgs

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