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1968-1984 SAAB 99 specifications

1968-1984 SAAB 99 specifications Classic and Performance Car

Although the 92 and 96 had done well for Saab, the firm’s bosses knew that in order to retain customers, it would need to introduce a larger car. The 99 ended up being the perfect car to head the range as it was also innovative, quirky and individual. The wraparound screen and impressive aerodynamics packaged a front-wheel-drive car of commendable dynamic prowess. Its 1.7-litre engine had been developed in tandem with Triumph and UK engineering company Ricardo, although Saab developed it further to overcome a number of design faults.

Production

  • Production:
    588,643
  • Price at launch:
    £1,288
  • Price (excellent)
    £1,750
  • Price (good):
    £1,250
  • Price (average):
    £700
  • Price (project):
    £200

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    15.2secs
  • Top speed:
    97.0mph
  • Power:
    86.0bhp
  • Torque:
    108.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    27.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring, wishbone
  • Suspension Rear:
    Dead axle, trailing arms, Panhard rod
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4340mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2470mm
  • Width:
    1676mm
  • Weight:
    925kgs

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