The second generation Saab 900 (called the NG900) replaced
the 'classic' Saab 900 in 1994. General Motors (GM) had
taken ownership of Saab, hence this model also being known
as the GM900.
The car was based on the Vaxhaul Cavalier, while keeping
it's design similar to that of the Classic 900 which it
Variants include the S and SE models, as well as three-door,
five-door and convertible body styles. There was also
a 'Talladega' version, after a record-breaking endurance
test, in 1996, on the Talladega racetrack.
The new generation 900 was equipped with 2.0 L, 2.3 L,
(low or full pressure turbo) Saab 16-valve DOHC engines
(B202, B204, B234) and also a 2.5 L version of GM's European
54° V6 engine. Engine management was operated by Saab
Direct Ignition (SDI) + Automatic Performance Control
(APC) + Bosch LH Jetronic or Saab Trionic unit, although
in 1996 the distributor operated ignition was re-introduced
for 2.0 and 2.3 L naturally aspirated engines.
The turbocharged variants powering the NG900 (B204) used
Saab the Saab Trionic 5 system.
There was a 'Sensonic Clutch' variant, in which no clutch
pedal was required, although it had a 'manual' gear-change.
This option was short-lived.
In contrast to the 'classic' Saab 900, the NG900 had
a transversely-mounted engine and a rear-hinged hood (bonnet).
2.0 L B204 full pressure 16-valve turbo intercooled,
175 hp DIN (129 kW)
2.0 L B204 full pressure 16-valve turbo, special with
a red APC controller (see below), 185 hp 136 kW)
2.0 L B204 normally-aspirated 16-valve four cylinder,
2.3 L B234 normally-aspirated 16-valve four cylinder,
2.5 L 54° V6, 24-valve, 170 hp DIN (125 kW)