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New Generation 900 94-98
The second or ‘new’ generation Saab 900 (also referred to as the GM900 or NG900 among enthusiasts) was built on GM’s Opel9-3
Vectra platform as a replacement for the ‘Classic’ firstgeneration Saab 900. This all-new 900 was produced in 1994
through to 1998 model years. In mid 1998 it received over 1100 individual improvements (although some were actually
introduced on the 1998 model 900) and was renamed the Saab 9-3 (in most markets; in the US the name change was introduced
for 1999). As the 9-3, the NG900 was produced through 2002. Variants included 900i (four-cylinder, non-Turbo), S (fourcylinder,
non-Turbo) and SE (four-cylinder Turbo or V6) models in three-door, five-door and Convertible body styles. For 1997
and 1998 only, there was also a special edition ‘Talladega’ model after a record-breaking endurance test in 1996, on the
Talladega racetrack.
Depending on market, the NG900 was available with a choice of 2.0l or 2.3l Saab 16-valve DOHC engines (Saab engine codes
B204, B234) in naturally aspirated or turbocharged form (2.0l only), as well as a 2.5l version of GM’s European 54 V6 engine.
Engine management for the Turbos was by Saab Trionic 5 with Direct Ignition (SDI) and Automatic Performance Control, and
for non-Turbos by Bosch Motronic fuel injection. A distributoroperated ignition system was provided for naturally aspirated
engines in some markets. However, in contrast to the ‘Classic’ Saab 900 with its longitudinally mounted engine and fronthinged
hood (bonnet), the NG900 had a more-common transversely mounted engine with rear-hinged hood (bonnet).

Sensonic Model
The ‘Sensonic’ clutch variant, (available on Turbo models only) provided a manual gear lever as in a standard manual
transmission car, but omitted the clutch pedal in favour of electronics which could control the clutch faster than an
average driver.


Please let the registrar know your Saab NG900/OG9-3 stories. If you have any questions or queries then please ask.

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  • Who was Erik Carlsson?

    Erik Carlsson



    Many new members to the Club ask the same question -  “Who is Erik Carlsson?”  I suppose a lot of people who were not around in the 60s have never heard of him even though this giant of a man is often referred to as “Mr SAAB”.

    Erik was born in 1929 in Trollhattan, Sweden, not far from the SAAB factory, but at that time the factory was only producing aircraft. Erik was 20 when production of the first SAAB cars started.  His first passion was motorbikes, he bought a Norton 500 new when he was 18 from Nystrom’s where he was working. Pelle Nystrom was the Norton importer for Sweden. At weekends he took part in hillclimbs, motorcross, road racing and, during the winter, ice track racing.

  • Motorsport

    The SAAB Owners Club recognises the importance of the Motorsport heritage of the marque and provides sponsorship to those members of the club who are competing in Motorsport at various levels.

    SAAB cars have been competing in motorsport since the early days of production. Many successes were achieved through drivers such as Club President, Erik Carlsson. This success continues today through Club competitors.

    Club members are competing in, Historic Road Rallies, Historic Stage Rallies, Classic Runs, Sprints, Hillclimbs and many other forms of the sport.

    For more information on the Club activities in Motorsport contact Richard Simpson


    Click HERE for details of the Club Sponsorship Scheme.

    Who is Erik Carlsson? - Click HERE to find out.



    As the final round, the Galloway Hills Rally was not a scoring round for us and my driver took the decision not to contest it, giving me a chance to dust off the 99 for another blast through the woods. Martin MacCabe, a Scottish Championship regular kindly agreed to read the notes. With a two car team bolstered by Grant Inglis in his lovely new MK2 Escort we made a good spectacle as the service barges towed us into the Rally HQ in the pretty town of Castle Douglas.

Local Branches

  • East Anglia Saab Branch

    East Anglia Saab Branch

    Hold their meeting the first Thursday of every month at The Woolpack, The Street, Fornham St, Martin, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 1SW and the meetings start at 7.00pm

    All welcome, we look forward to seeing you there.

    Contact : Rachel Hillier - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Ebor Saab Branch

    Ebor Saab Branch

    Hold their Club meeting every second Wednesday of each even numbered month meeting 7.30/8.00pm at The Grey Horse, Main St, Elvington, York, North Yorkshire YO41 4AG

    Everyone is very welcome, not just SOC members, our main aim is to promote local interest and enthusiasm in Saabs.

    Contact Karl Moxon Tel: (Removed due to nuisance calls)  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    OR Chris Greenwood Tel: (Removed due to nuisance calls) Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Local Branches of the Saab Owners Club

    Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinhamshire Saab

    Cheshire, North Shropshire and Staffordshire Saab

    Cumbria Saab

    Dragon Saab (Wales)

    East Anglia Saab

    East Midlands Saab

    East Sussex Saab

    Ebor Saab

    Lancashire Saab

    North of Scotland Saab

    North West Saab

    South West Saab

    South Yorkshire Saab

    West Midlands and Warwickshire Saab


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If your question is not specifically related to the club itself please give your membership number.  We are unable to respond to general questions from non-members.


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