Also named “Classic”, the first-gen. Saab 900 debuted in 1979 to replace the 99. The car is very similar to its predecessor, but keeps up with the times, proving to be more modern in aesthetics as well as more resistant and safe. The 2nd gen. of the 900 is the first Saab built after General Motors acquired the Swedish brand. Introduced in 1993, the 900 is five centimeters smaller than before (4,73 vs 4,78 meters) and is built on an all-new platform, the GM2900, and, while maintaining a generally similar design to that of the previous generation, it has a much more modern look. But the new chassis also has a non-negligible problem, as it is not safe: at the Euro NCAP crash tests, the 2nd gen. 900 scored just 1,5 stars out of five, proving very poor resistance. The interior is minimal and elegant and gives a general perception of high quality. The engines available are four: 2.0 liters 131HP, 2.3 150HP, 2.5 V6 170HP, and 2.0 four-cylinder Turbo 185HP. Among the options, there is a particular “Sensonic” gearbox, which, thanks to the help of electronics, works without the driver first engaging the clutch. The more expensive trim levels are equipped with a SID (Saab Information Display); this technology is directly inherited from the world of aeronautics, with which Saab, being also an aircraft manufacturer, has much experience. Starting from 1994, the 900 was also sold in a Cabriolet variant. The 2nd and last-gen. of the Saab 900 was retired from the market in 1998, when the 9-3 was introduced.

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🏎️ Saab 900 II
📍 Sweden
🛠️ 2.0i 177NM 131HP
💨 11 seconds
🔝 200km/h
💶 No longer on sale
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