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SAAB TURBO HATCHBACK FOR 1981

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SAAB TURBO HATCHBACK FOR 1981

A redesigned engine with a sma11er and more responsive turbo unit; new interior; an automatic transmission option in addition to the standard 5-speed manual transmission are just some of the new features in the 1981 Swedish Saab Turbo three-door hatchback. with its distinctive rear end spoi1er —- for 1981 complemented with a Targer front end air dam — the Saab Turbo has become somewhat of a status car in many parts of the United States. The originai Saab Turbo, first introduced in 1978, was one of the very first turbocharged cars in series production anywhere, and it has since set impressive records, both in sa1es and on the nation’s race track, where in 1979 it captured the Sports Car Club of America national championship in the Showroom Stock A C1ass. Since Saab first 1aunched its Turbo, a number of car manufacturers, both in the U.S. and abroad, have introduced turbocharged mode1s.

The 1981 Saab Turbo, a1ong with the rest of the 1981 1ine of Saab cars, will go on sa1e November 15.
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SAAB OFFERS REDESIGNED, LIGHTWEIGHT ENGINE FOR 1981

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SAAB OFFERS REDESIGNED, LIGHTWEIGHT ENGINE FOR 1981

The Saab two-1iter overhead camshaft engine has been in production since 1972, with more than half a million units produced so far. It has been even further developed for 1981 to meet both current and future demands on emissions contro1 and fuel economy. The 1981 Saab engine — above in its turbocharged 135 bhp version -· is about 25 pounds 1ighter than its predecessor, which has helped reduce the overa11 weight of the 1981 Saab cars by between 45 and 90 pounds.

The 1981 engine, designated the H-engine, has been simp1ified on a number of vita1 points. For examp1e, the auxi1iary shaft (id1er shaft) has been e1 iminated. The distributor is now mounted direct1y on a new cast a1uminum camshaft cover and is driven by the camshaft, whi1e the water pump is driven by the a1ternator belt. For 1981 the Saab Turbo engine a1so incorporates a new sma11er turbine, which gives better throttle response, especia11y at 1ow speeds; and an integrated wastegate (charging pressure contro1 va1ve), which is ccntro11ed by the pressure in the intake manifo1d instead of by the pressure in the exhaust manifo1das in the past.

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SAAB 900 FOR 1981

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SAAB 900 FOR 1981

The Saab 900 hatchback is the base model for the Swedish Saab line—up for 1981. The Saab 900, which will go on sale at Saab dealers throughout the nation around November 15, offers practically all of the new features included in the 1981 Saab models. These include a radically redesigned engine, which saves both weight and fuel; a larger, 16.6 gallon fuel tank; new interiors with plush velour upholstery and a slimmer but still more comfortable rear seat. The Saab 900 — and 9005 line — are all powered by an in—line four-cylinder engine, equipped with Lambda Emission Control and three-way catalyst, developing 110 bhp (SAE net) at 5,250 rpm and 119 ft. lbs. torque at 3,500 rpm. The Saab 900 model for 1981 is a three-door hatchback version, available with both a five- speed manual transmission and automatic. The Saab 900 incorporates the Saab fold·d0wn rear seat feature, which allows the already very large luggage space to be expanded into an almost six foot long, flat cargo floor for carrying large and bulky loads.

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NEW SAAB INTERIOR FOR 1981

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NEW SAAB INTERIOR FOR 1981

A new interior design, with plush velour upholstery, is one of the many innovations in the l9Bl Swedish Saab models. The new rear seats and back rests in the Saab 900 line for l98l incorporate five times as many coil springs as previously, making the seat thinner but still more comfortable. The 9005 and
Turbo lines of Saabs also offer electrically heated front driver and passenger seats as standard equipment. The seats incorporate electrical heating elements in seat pad and lower back rests, which are automatically thermostat controlled to go on when the ignition is turned on and the temperature in the seats is below 57°F. when the seat temperature reaches 82°F, the heating elements are automatically turned off. Another special comfort feature, and a special boon for allergy sufferers, is the exclusive Saab passenger air filter on non-air conditioned cars, which screens out from the passenger air all particles larger than 0.002 mn, oil, soot, and pollen.

The entire l98l Saab line of cars will go on sale around November l5 at about 315 Saab dealerships nationally.

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SAAB 900 NOTCHBACK SEDAN FOR 1981

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SAAB 900 NOTCHBACK SEDAN FOR 1981

When the new Saab 900 notchback sedan was originally shown to the public at the Geneva International Auto Show early this spring, the response was so encouraging that officials of Sweden’s Saab-Scania decided to offer the four-door sedan model with both a normally aspirated and a turbocharged engine. Originally, the plan had been to only have the sedan as a Saab Turbo. The normally as- pirated Saab sedan is a part of the 9005 upscale model line for l98l and is available with either a five-speed manual or an automatic transmission. In the Saab 900 Sedan body, the rear section has been designed to harmonize with the front section. Through modifications of major parts of the basic construction, it has been possible to increase the interior space in several key areas. The large Saab luggage compartment can be further expanded by folding down the rear seat, opening up a flat floor, almost six feet long, for long and bulky loads. The 1981 Saab line of cars will be available through 315 Saab dealers through-
out the U.S. about November 15.
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SAAB TURB0 SEDAN FOR 1981

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A newcomer to the Swedish Saab line of cars for l98l is the new Saab 900 four- door notchback sedan, available both with the famous Saab turbo engine — Turbo model pictured above — and with the normally aspirated Saab straight four-cylinder engine.

For 1981 the Saab Turbo features a host of new innovations, including for the first time, an automatic transmission for the Turbo. In addition, the Saab Turbo has a new turbocharger with an integrated wastegate (charging pressure control valve), which is controlled by pressure in the intake manifold instead of by the pressure in the exhaust manifold as in the past. The new turbine for l98l is smaller and gives better throttle response, especially at low speeds. The power output of the Saab turbo engine is l35 bhp (SAE net) at 4,800 rpm and l60 ft. lbs. torque at 3,500 rpm. ‘

The Saab 900 Turbo Sedan will be available through some 315 Saab dealers nationally about November l5.
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