Saab 9000Saab 9000
, an automobile
, was released in 1984
. The chassis was based on a cooperation with Fiat Croma, Lancia Thema and Alfa Romeo 164. The Fiat and Lancia looked quite much like the Saab, but the Alfa Romeo only used the same chassis. The first year the only engine available was an watercooled engine with aircooled turbo
at 1985 cc and DOHC
, 16 valves giving 176 hp.
- 1986: Introduction of a 2.0i engine with 130 hp.
- 1987: Replacement of the turbo's air-cooling with water-cooling.
- 1988: Introduction of the CD model and the Talladega version.
- 1990: Introduction of a 200 hp 2.3 litre turbo engine.
- 1992: Introduction of the CS model.
- 1994: Introduction of the CD Aero, the strongest and fastest Saab ever made. The engine was a 2.3 litre turbo with 225 hp.
- 1995: Introduction of the first v6 engine, a 3 litre turbo with 210 hp.
- 1996: Introduction of the Ecopower engine, a 2.0 litre turbo engine giving 150 hp. The Ecopower was an electric preheating of the engine giving lower emissions when starting the engine.
- 1997: Introduction of the A50 model, a special celebration model to honour Saab's 50th anniversary. The A50 came with special 8 spoke wheels, the skirts from the Aero and leather seats with the old Saab logo on the back of the seat.
- 1998: Introduction of the Classic, the final model in the 9000 series.
In total, 503087 Saab 9000 were manufactured. It became replaced by Saab 9-5