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The Saab 9000 is an executive car that was produced by the Swedish company Saab from 1984 to 1998. Representing the company’s foray into the executive car scene, the 9000 remained in production until it was replaced by the Saab 9-5 in late 1999.

Saab designed the 9000 as part of the Type Four platform in conjunction with the Italian automaker Fiat Automobiles. Fiat retailed similar derivative versions as the more basic Fiat Croma, the luxury-themed Lancia Thema, and the sports-oriented Alfa Romeo 164. Unlike the 164, which shares only the chassis, the Croma and Thema are outwardly similar to the 9000. As such, much of the bodywork appeared interchangeable between the 9000, Croma and Thema; for example, the doors. However, because Saab fitted heavier side impact protection they will not fit.[citation needed] Also the front of the Saab is radically different from the Italian siblings due to the much improved crash protection. Only seven different parts are actually interchangeable.[3] The 9000’s body was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro and Saab designer Björn Envall.

Despite being shorter overall than the 900, the 9000 had a longer wheelbase and greater interior space, and was the first Saab vehicle imported to the United States to be classed as a “large car” by the EPA.

Saab V8 Engine

Unfortunately, this is another Saab product that never went into production. Here’s a real tour de force of Finnish know-how, the rare Saab V8 engine now located at the Uusikaupunki Valmet Automotive plant. Tootal, only 5 SAAB V8 engines were made, one is in the factory in Linnavuori, Finland (on pictures), two are in the SAAB museum
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Extended versions of the Saab 99 and 900

Here’s the kind of image Saab fans can only expect from Valmet Automotive. After designing, engineering and manufacturing extended versions of the Saab 99 and Saab 900 models in Uusikaupunki, Finns had plans for a Saab 9000 limousine, but these were never realized and all they have left are designs, now in Valmet Automotive’s archives. Saab
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Saab 9000 SQUADRON participated in 90’S classic

Known Saab 9000 SQUADRON from Taiwan  participated in 90’S classic car yearly party on 17 Apr. They are well organized and solidly united team. Leading a high standard perform to a new SAAB world. At this interesting meeting gathered as many as 25 members of SAAB 9000 Squadron. See these impressive photos from the set:  

How did Cozy Powell die in Saab 9000?

Colin Trevor “Cozy” Powell (29 December 1947 – 5 April 1998) was an English rock drummer, who made his name with many major rock bands and artists like The Jeff Beck Group, Rainbow, Robert Plant, Whitesnake and Black Sabbath. On this day Powell was killed when his powerful Saab 9000 Turbo blew a tire – He
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Workshop Manuals for Saab 9000 in English

Our Regular reader of the blog contacted us with an interesting offer for Saab 9000 owners. In fact, he offers for the Saab 9000 (MY 1985-1995) repair introductions in English, workshop edition, a total of 10 special issues in two cases (Workshop design), see also photos attached: 1. Technical Data 2. LH Fuel injection System 3.
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Golden Saab 9000 Talladega

Pavel Dimitrov from Czech Republic sends us some beautiful pictures of his Saab 9000 2.0i. Here’s what Pavel says about his favorite Saab 9000: Here are the pictures and informations about our Saab 9000. The car is 1987 Saab 9000 2.0i with Talladega bodykit in gold colour. We bought this Saab in 1995 in Germany with about
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Saab 9000 Aero Nordic Extreme R (500hp)

This mighty Saab 9000 Aero is tuned Nordic Performance, and result is very impressive – 500 hp and 600nm (442 ft lb)  @ E85! Footage from a year ago shows this great Saab 9000 when this car was “only” 432 hp and 560 nm of torque. Now, the B234R engine of this car is further tuned, and the addition of a
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Saab 900NG with Rare 2.5 V6 B258i engine

The B258i is quite a nice engine, but Probably you did not know, 2.5l V6 engine as used in the Saab NG900 in around 1994-1996; B258i in the NG900 and B308i in the 9000’s. It was an iron block/aluminum head DOHC design with 4 valves per cylinder. All 54° engines were assembled at Ellesmere Port in
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How it was made video – Saab 9000 Fivebow (Cabrio) Concept

This picture below is One of over a dozen design drawings for the Saab 9000 “Fivebow” convertible concept. The concept car is preserved at the Uusikaupunki Automuseo at the Valmet factory and not much information has been published about it so far. Very interesting design of this 9000 Cabriolet especially the headlamps, front, rear end, and the
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Heuschmid Saab Tuning

Heuschmid is a German tuner for Saab known from the 80’s (located near Munich), but this Tuning house is still active today and offers tuning for Saab Cars (900, 9000, 9-3, 9-5). Company founder Johann Heuschmid built the rallye-engines used by Per Eklund and Ola Strömberg in Swedish Rallye-Championship in the beginnig of the 80s. He also is said
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Inside the Saab 9000

Here’s another interesting Saab review, this time the model 1987 Saab 9000.  Video inside of the gorgeous Saab 9000, built like an aircraft with it’s cockpit layout. Note the fuse-box inside the glove box, and how thoughtfully laid out it is. Switches and gauges are modular and interchangeable, window switches between the seats…simply SAAB

Saab 9000 Squadron Christmas Party

Taiwanese Saab fans are very active and often organize gatherings, and especially their branch “Saab 9000 Squadron”  who gathers proud owners of Saab 9000. They gathered again yesterday on the occasion of Christmas at the “Flying Cow Ranch” near Taichung City. Sunday’s event attracted as many as 26 local owners of Saab 9000. See below for a
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Saab 9000 2.0 Turbo on the German Autobahn

This is very fast 1990 Saab 9000 2.0 16v Turbo with 204hp from Spain, and As you can see  this car reaches a top speed of 250 kmph. This is 9000 CD, in September 1988, Saab premiered the four-door sedan body style with a slightly more aerodynamic nose. Known as the “CD“, this was originally available
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Amazing Saab 9000 +635 Hp 710 Nm

Unbelievable, but Maptun Performance tuner house need a more powerful Rototest! They could not measure the fully potential of this Amazing Saab 9000. Thier Rototest (chassis dynamometer) could not hold the torque/power. When they increased the boost the rototest started to “slip”. The result at 1.9 Bar of boost is 635 Hp 710 Nm, Powered by E85. We can’t wait to
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