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Saab 900 Carlsson

The Saab 900 Carlsson was a limited run of 200 cars a year during 1990, 1991 and 1992.

Technical Information:

Electronic fuel injection Turbo-charger with water- cooled bearing housing and integrated waste gate (boost pressure control valve).
Saab APC system for continuous boost pressure control.
Four valves per cylinder.
Dome-shaped combustion chambers with centrally-located spark plugs.
Double chain-driven overhead camshafts.
Hydraulic. self-adjusting and service-free cam followers.
Engine oil cooler.
DIN rating : 185 bhp (136kW) at 5500 rpm.
DIN peak torque : 201 lb ft or 27.8 kgm (273 Nm) at 2800 rpm.
Max boost pressure : 0.85 bar.
Compression ratio : 9.0:1.
Recommended octane rating. Any fuel between 91 and 98 octane RON. including unleaded petrol.


Five speed manual gearbox.


Front and rear anti-roll bars.

Wheels and tyres Weights*
Light alloy wheels.
High speed low-profile tyres.
Compact spare wheel.
Wheel size 5.5J x l5".
Tyre size 195/60 VR 15.
Kerb weignt 2830-2910 lb (1285-1320 kg).
Max total weight 3840-3880 lb (1740-1760kg).
Horsepower, DIN
catalyst (3 way): 175 bhp (129 kW) at 5700 rpm
non-catalyst: l85bhp (l36kW) at 5500 rpm

Max. torque, DIN
catalyst (3 way): l90 lb ft (258 Nm) at 3000 rpm
non-catalyst: 201 lb ft (273 Nm) at 2800 rpm
Top speed manual
catalyst (3 way): 127mph
non-catalyst: 130mph

Acceleration manual
catalyst (3 way): 0-60 mph 8.2s
non-catalyst: 0-60 mph 8.0s
Standard Equipment
ABS, anti-lock braking system.
Whale-tail spoiler.
Twin chrome exhaust pipes.
Front driving lamps.
900 Carlsson stripes.
Leather gear lever knob and gaiter.
Power-assisted steering.
Sports Suspension.
Cruise control.
Front and rear airflow spoilers.
Three-spoke light alloy wheels.
Headlamp wash/wipers.
Electrically operated door mirrors.
Electrically operated windows.
Electrically operated steel sunroof.
Tinted windows all round.
Central locking.
Leather sports steering wheel.
Electrically heated front seats.
Driver's seat cushion adjustable for height and slope.
Head restraints and folding centre armrest in the rear seat.
Front speakers.
Electrically operated aerial.
Ventilation air filter.
Delayed action interior lighting.
High level rear brake light.
Headlamp adjustment.
Rear decor panel.

Factory-fitted optional equipment

Leather-faced upholstery.
Three-way catalytic converter.

Changes from 1990 - 1991

Standard Leather-faced upholstery with suede inserts.
Three-way catalytic converter.
Options: Electrically adjustable front seats.

Changes from 1991 - 1992

Options: Metallic Paint.

Fuel consumption

miles per gallon
catalyst (3 way): Urban cycle 23.2, at 56 mph 37.2, at 75 mph 26.2.
non-catalyst: Urban cycle 24.2, at 56 mph 36.7, at 75 mph 25.5.


Length: 4680 mm
Width: 1695 mm
Height: 1405 mm

*The weights vary with the type of equipment included in the car.

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