Automatic Performance Control (APC): Saab Innovation

Posted on 18. Dec, 2007 by in 2000-2009, Innovations



Automatic Performance Control is a Saab innovation that started in 1980 that was first implemented in all 1982 Saab 900 Turbo models.

In the promotional video above, although in Swedish, illustrates the engineering and practicality of the Saab APC system in a 1982 Saab 900 Turbo.

1980: APC – Growing concern for the environment and reduced emissions led to the development of APC, Automatic Performance Control. APC enables the engine to run on fuels with a lower octane rating, with no loss of efficiency and durability. This is achieved using combustion process monitoring to control the turbocharger.

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