Saab History

Saab Car Museum featuring Peter Bäckström – Turbo

Saab Turbo

After the first episode of the series that presents the history of Saab – Cars and people, here are new episodes dedicated to Turbo integration in Saab cars. Saab Automobile AB featured a completely unique era in Sweden’s industrial history. A lot of myths thrive around the cars and the legendary people who built and drove them.

The 99 Turbo would usher in turbocharging for the masses.  The Saab 99 was a car which brought turbocharging back to the mainstream, after the 1962-63 Oldsmobile Turbo Jetfire; other contemporary turbocharged automobiles were ‘specialised’ vehicles and were difficult to drive. The turbocharged two-liter engine produced 145 PS (107 kW; 143 hp) giving the car a top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph).

The video is recorded in Swedish, so click CC to translate into your language:

In the 99 series, Over the injected 2-litre that was also available, the Turbo lifted power by 23 per cent and torque by a significant 41 percent, with the torque peak developed 700 rpm lower in the rev range. Aere are the story about model 99:


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