Saab Direct Ignition: Saab Innovation

Posted on 12. Jun, 2008 by in 2000-2009, Innovations

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In 1985, Saab Automobile created a new innovation called “Direct Ignition”, DI for short.

This system effectively eliminated the ignition cables and distributor. Each spark plug in the DI cassette unit had a separate coil which produced a spark voltage of 40,000 volts.

The result of this system involved improved combustion as well as a much improved cold start performance.

The first production vehicle to include direct ignition was the 1990 model year Saab 9000.

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