The Saab 900 Convertible : 1986 – 1994

Posted on 30. Nov, 2008 by in 1980-1989, 1990-1999, 900

Photo Credit: Saab Automobile USA

The convertible idea was conceived by Bob Sinclair, former President Saab-Scania of America, Inc. and the engineering was conducted by Steven Rossi & American Sunroof Company.

The Saab 900 Turbo Cabriolet prototype in 1983. was unveiled to the crowd at the Frankfurt Motor Show that Saab in 1983.

A year later, this vehicle was also featured in the Saab Olympics which took place in Los Angeles in 1984.

The first production model of the Saab 900 Convertible arrived in 1986 of which there were 400 made that year and was built in Uusikaupunki, Finland.

The final year for the production of the convertible took place in 1994, a year after the 900 ended production.

This model for SAAB came equipped with the following specifications:

Exterior:

1986 MY 900S, 900 Turbo
1987 MY 900S, 900 Turbo, New Facelift on that include bumpers, bumper extensions front and rear, new grille, headlights and corner markers with integrated spoiler on front bumper for turbo models
1988 MY 900S, 900 Turbo window strips black, handles, decor plate and tinted windows, Springtime in Sweden model. with spg side skirts and wheels.
1989 MY 900S, 900 Turbo Third Brake light mandatory for U.S. Models, although this was present back in 1987 MY as campaign recall.
1990 MY 900S, 900 Turbo Normally aspirated (ie. N/A), fuel tank increased from 63 to 68 litres.
1991 MY 900S, 900 Turbo, Special Edition in Platana Grey, with spg side skirts and wheels.
1992 MY 900S, 900 Turbo, Special Edition in Monte Carlo Yellow, with spg side skirts and wheels.
1993 MY 900S, 900 Turbo
1994 MY 900S, 900 Turbo, 900 CE, with side skirts, etc.

Interior:

1986 MY Center Armrest added
1991 MY Electrostatic compartment air filter added, same seats as 9000 with electrically adjustable driver’s side seat
1992 MY CD Player

Chassis:

Semi unitary construction, independent front suspension, wishbones, coil springs, rear solid axle, Panhard Rod, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers, Front disc brakes, vacuum servo rear, twin circuit braking, rack and pinion steering, 58 litre fuel tank, 165SR15 tires, 5″ rim.

1988 MY New Brakes & Wheel Hub configuration, handbrake worked with rear wheels now, opposed to front.
1992 MY ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) included.

Engine:

Engine Four-cylinder longitudinally mounted, 90×78mm, 1985cc, compr: 9.2:1, 175hp @ 5,500 rpm, 167Nm @ 3,700 rpm, Overhead valves, four cylinder, two valves per cylinder, ohc valve gear, one chain driven ohc, aluminium alloy cylinder head, cast iron block, 5-bearing crankshaft, Bosch CI injection, water cooling, viscous fan.

1986 MY Intercooler added to existing eight-valve turbos, hydraulic engine mounts added to 16valve engines
1987 MY Catalytic Converter Added
1988 MY Water Cooled Turbo added
1991 MY 16 Valve 2.1 (2,119cc) Liter Normally Aspirated Engine

Transmission:

Front-wheel drive, four and five speed transmission and automatic transmissions.
1991 MY Upgraded 5-Speed Transmission

Dimensions:

Wheelbase 252.5cm/99.4″
Front Track 142cm/55.9″
Rear Track 143cm/56.3″
Ground Clearance 15cm/5.9″
Turning Circle 11.25m/36′11″‘
Length 473.9cm/186.5″
Width 169cm/66.5″
Height 142cm/56.25″
Performance Max Speed 105 mph/169 kph
22.5 mph/36.1 kph @ 1,000 rpm
Acceleration 0-60 mph 13.3 secs
Standing Mile 18.2 secs
Average Fuel Consumption 24.5mpg

Global Production:

Model Year – Units

1986 MY – 400
1987 MY – ?
1988 MY – ?
1989 MY – ?
1990 MY – ?
1991 MY – ?
1992 MY – ?
1993 MY – ?
1994 MY – ?

There were 48,888 were convertibles 1986-1994

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2 Responses to “The Saab 900 Convertible : 1986 – 1994”

  1. simos kiriakidis

    02. Oct, 2009

    ΕΧΩ ΤΟ ΣΑΑΒ ΤΟ ΚΑΜΠΡΙΟ 900 ΤΟΥΡΜΠΟ 89 ΜΟΝΤΕΛΟ ΚΑΙ ΤΟ ΕΧΩ ΑΝΑΚΑΤΑΣΚΕΥΑΣΗ ΟΝΕΙΡΟΜΟΥ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΝΑ ΔΗΜΙΟΥΡΓΗΣΩ ΕΝΑ ΚΛΑΜΠ ΜΕ ΕΛΛΗΝΕΣ ΙΔΙΟΚΤΗΤΕΣ ΑΥΤΟΥ ΤΟΥ ΕΞΑΙΣΙΟΥ ΑΥΤΟΚΙΝΗΤΟΥ ΕΙΔΗ ΕΧΩ ΒΡΗ ΤΡΕΙΣ ΑΚΟΜΑ ΚΑΙ ΣΚΕΠΤΟΜΑΣΤΕ ΝΑ ΚΑΝΟΥΜΕ ΣΕΛΙΔΑ ΣΤΟ ΔΙΑΔΥΚΤΙΟ ΓΙΑ ΝΑ ΒΡΟΥΜΕ ΚΑΙ ΑΛΛΟΥΣ ΠΡΕΠΕΙ ΣΥΜΦΩΝΑ ΜΑ ΤΗΝ ΒΑΚΑΡ ΣΑΑΒ ΕΛΛΑΣ ΝΑ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΠΕΡΙΠΟΥ 100ΕΛΠΙΖΩ ΝΑ ΜΟΥ ΠΕΙΤΕ ΤΗΝ ΓΝΩΜΗΣΑΣ ΑΓΑΠΩ ΠΟΛΥ ΤΟ ΣΑΑΒ ΚΑΙ ΜΕ ΕΛΑΧΙΣΤΑ ΜΕΣΑ ΕΛΠΙΖΩ ΝΑ ΠΕΤΥΧΩ ΤΗΝΔΗΜΙΟΥΡΓΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΚΛΑΜΠ ΕΥΧΑΡΙΣΤΩ ΚΑΙ ΠΕΡΙΜΕΝΩ ΤΗΝ ΓΝΩΜΗΣΑΣ ….ΚΥΡΙΑΚΙΔΗΣ ΣΙΜΟΣ ΑΘΗΝΑΙ ΕΛΛΑΣ

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  2. Dimitris Theodoropoulos

    19. Nov, 2009

    Ειμαι ιδιοκτήτης ενος 900 turbo 16v Convertible 1993 .
    Θα με ενδιέφερε να έρθω σε επαφή με άλλους ιδιοκτήτες καθώς και η δημιουργία ιστοσελίδας .
    dimitris@theodoropoulos.biz

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