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SAAB 900 Cabrio 1986-1994 Photos, engines & full specs

Body style: Convertible (spider/spyder, cabrio/cabriolet, drop/open/soft top)
Segment: Roadster & Convertible
Production years: 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994

SAAB 900 Cabrio 1986-1994 22 Photos
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Saab introduced a new generation for the 900 lineup in 1978, but since the snow is more present in Sweden than the sun, the carmaker didn't bother to make an open-top version for it.

But the carmaker tried to export the car to other countries, and it was quite successful. When it sent the car to the U.S. market, the customers were stunned by the turbocharged engines. But all premium carmakers offered a rag-top version for their coupes, while Saab didn't. The U.S. importer suggested to the carmaker that it should offer one to increase the sales. There were a few offers from custom coachbuilders, but the Swedish carmaker was not pleased by their results. It ended up by asking its design department to create one, and the result was far better. Last but not least, Saab produced the car at Valmet Automotive just across the border in Finland.

Saab unveiled the 900 Cabrio in 1986, and it looked special. The front of the car kept the same front fascia with rectangular headlights. It's steep but curved on the sides, and the windshield was inspired by former Saab fighter jets. A black rubber spoiler adorned its sloped trunk and the power-operated roof featured two layers for better sound and temperature insulation.

Inside, Saab kept the same interior from the two-door coupe, from which the Cabrio was derived. Its dashboard designed around the driver enhanced the driving experience. Since the car was based on the two-door coupe version, not on the three-door hatchback, the car could retract the rag-top behind the rear seats completely. Thus, it provided adequate legroom for the rear passengers. It was not a car just for two.

Under the hood, Saab used its special, turbocharged gasoline engines that offered up to 175 hp. It paired them with either a five-speed manual or a three-speed automatic.

SAAB 900 Cabrio 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
  8 gasoline engines
  • 2.0L 3AT FWD (128 HP)
  • 2.0L 3AT FWD (146 HP)
  • 2.0L 5MT FWD (128 HP)
  • 2.0L 5MT FWD (146 HP)
  • 2.0L Turbo 3AT FWD (160 HP)
  • 2.0L Turbo 5MT FWD (160 HP)
  • 2.0L Turbo 5MT FWD (175 HP)
  • 2.1L 5MT FWD (140 HP)

SAAB 900 Cabrio
2.0L 3AT FWD (128 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 2.0L 3AT FWD (128 HP)
Cylinders:L4
Displacement:1985 cm3
Power:94 KW @ 6000 RPM
128 HP @ 6000 RPM
126 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque:128 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM
173 Nm @ 3000 RPM
Fuel System:Turbocharged Multipoint Injection
Fuel:Gasoline
Fuel capacity:16.6 gallons (62.8 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed:108.7 mph (175 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):11.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type:Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox:5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front:Ventilated Discs
Rear:Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size:185/65H R15
DIMENSIONS
Length:184.3 in (4681 mm)
Width:66.9 in (1699 mm)
Height:55.1 in (1400 mm)
Front/rear Track:56.3/56.7 in (1,430/1,440 mm)
Wheelbase:99.2 in (2520 mm)
Ground Clearance:5.9 in (150 mm)
Cargo Volume:12.9 cuFT (365 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd):0.34
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight:2821.9 lbs (1280 kg)
Gross Weight Limit:3924.2 lbs (1780 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined:24.5 mpg US (9.6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions:228.5 g/km

SAAB 900 Cabrio
2.0L 3AT FWD (146 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 2.0L 3AT FWD (146 HP)
Cylinders:L4
Displacement:1985 cm3
Power:107 KW @ 5600 RPM
145 HP @ 5600 RPM
143 BHP @ 5600 RPM
Torque:151 lb-ft @ 3800 RPM
205 Nm @ 3800 RPM
Fuel System:Turbocharged Multipoint Injection
Fuel:Gasoline
Fuel capacity:16.6 gallons (62.8 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed:118 mph (190 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):11 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type:Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox:3-Speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front:Ventilated Discs
Rear:Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size:185/65H R15
DIMENSIONS
Length:184.3 in (4681 mm)
Width:66.9 in (1699 mm)
Height:55.1 in (1400 mm)
Front/rear Track:56.3/56.7 in (1,430/1,440 mm)
Wheelbase:99.2 in (2520 mm)
Ground Clearance:5.9 in (150 mm)
Cargo Volume:12.9 cuFT (365 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd):0.34
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight:2821.9 lbs (1280 kg)
Gross Weight Limit:3924.2 lbs (1780 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined:23.7 mpg US (9.9 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions:235.6 g/km

SAAB 900 Cabrio
2.0L 5MT FWD (128 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 2.0L 5MT FWD (128 HP)
Cylinders:L4
Displacement:1985 cm3
Power:94 KW @ 6000 RPM
128 HP @ 6000 RPM
126 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque:128 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM
173 Nm @ 3000 RPM
Fuel System:Turbocharged Multipoint Injection
Fuel:Gasoline
Fuel capacity:16.6 gallons (62.8 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed:108.7 mph (175 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):11.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type:Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox:5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front:Ventilated Discs
Rear:Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size:185/65HR15
DIMENSIONS
Length:184.3 in (4681 mm)
Width:66.9 in (1699 mm)
Height:55.1 in (1400 mm)
Front/rear Track:56.3/56.7 in (1,430/1,440 mm)
Wheelbase:99.2 in (2520 mm)
Ground Clearance:5.9 in (150 mm)
Cargo Volume:12.9 cuFT (365 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd):0.34
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight:2821.9 lbs (1280 kg)
Gross Weight Limit:3924.2 lbs (1780 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined:24.5 mpg US (9.6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions:228.5 g/km

SAAB 900 Cabrio
2.0L 5MT FWD (146 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 2.0L 5MT FWD (146 HP)
Cylinders:L4
Displacement:1985 cm3
Power:107 KW @ 5600 RPM
145 HP @ 5600 RPM
143 BHP @ 5600 RPM
Torque:151 lb-ft @ 3800 RPM
205 Nm @ 3800 RPM
Fuel System:Turbocharged Multipoint Injection
Fuel:Gasoline
Fuel capacity:16.6 gallons (62.8 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed:118 mph (190 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):11 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type:Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox:5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front:Ventilated Discs
Rear:Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size:185/65HR15
DIMENSIONS
Length:184.3 in (4681 mm)
Width:66.9 in (1699 mm)
Height:55.1 in (1400 mm)
Front/rear Track:56.3/56.7 in (1,430/1,440 mm)
Wheelbase:99.2 in (2520 mm)
Ground Clearance:5.9 in (150 mm)
Cargo Volume:12.9 cuFT (365 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd):0.34
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight:2821.9 lbs (1280 kg)
Gross Weight Limit:3924.2 lbs (1780 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined:23.7 mpg US (9.9 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions:235.6 g/km

SAAB 900 Cabrio
2.0L Turbo 3AT FWD (160 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 2.0L Turbo 3AT FWD (160 HP)
Cylinders:L4
Displacement:1985 cm3
Power:118 KW @ 5500 RPM
160 HP @ 5500 RPM
158 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque:188 lb-ft @ 2800 RPM
255 Nm @ 2800 RPM
Fuel System:Turbocharged Indirect Injection
Fuel:Gasoline
Fuel capacity:16.6 gallons (62.8 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed:127.4 mph (205 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):9.6 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type:Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox:3-Speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front:Ventilated Discs
Rear:Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size:195/60VR15
DIMENSIONS
Length:184.3 in (4681 mm)
Width:66.9 in (1699 mm)
Height:55.1 in (1400 mm)
Front/rear Track:56.3/56.7 in (1,430/1,440 mm)
Wheelbase:99.2 in (2520 mm)
Ground Clearance:5.9 in (150 mm)
Cargo Volume:12.9 cuFT (365 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd):0.34
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight:25022 lbs (11350 kg)
Gross Weight Limit:4034 lbs (1830 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined:23.1 mpg US (10.2 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions:226.1 g/km

SAAB 900 Cabrio
2.0L Turbo 5MT FWD (160 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 2.0L Turbo 5MT FWD (160 HP)
Cylinders:L4
Displacement:1985 cm3
Power:118 KW @ 5500 RPM
160 HP @ 5500 RPM
158 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque:188 lb-ft @ 2800 RPM
255 Nm @ 2800 RPM
Fuel System:Turbocharged Indirect Injection
Fuel:Gasoline
Fuel capacity:16.6 gallons (62.8 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed:127.4 mph (205 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):9.6 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type:Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox:5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front:Ventilated Discs
Rear:Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size:195/60VR15
DIMENSIONS
Length:184.3 in (4681 mm)
Width:66.9 in (1699 mm)
Height:55.1 in (1400 mm)
Front/rear Track:56.3/56.7 in (1,430/1,440 mm)
Wheelbase:99.2 in (2520 mm)
Ground Clearance:5.9 in (150 mm)
Cargo Volume:12.9 cuFT (365 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd):0.34
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight:2932.1 lbs (1330 kg)
Gross Weight Limit:4034.5 lbs (1830 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined:23.1 mpg US (10.2 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions:226.1 g/km

SAAB 900 Cabrio
2.0L Turbo 5MT FWD (175 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 2.0L Turbo 5MT FWD (175 HP)
Cylinders:L4
Displacement:1985 cm3
Power:129 KW @ 5300 RPM
175 HP @ 5300 RPM
173 BHP @ 5300 RPM
Torque:201 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM
273 Nm @ 3000 RPM
Fuel System:Turbocharged Indirect Injection
Fuel:Gasoline
Fuel capacity:16.6 gallons (62.8 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed:130.5 mph (210 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):8.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type:Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox:5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front:Ventilated Discs
Rear:Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size:195/60VR15
DIMENSIONS
Length:184.3 in (4681 mm)
Width:66.9 in (1699 mm)
Height:55.1 in (1400 mm)
Front/rear Track:56.3/56.7 in (1,430/1,440 mm)
Wheelbase:99.2 in (2520 mm)
Ground Clearance:5.9 in (150 mm)
Cargo Volume:12.9 cuFT (365 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd):0.34
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight:2899.1 lbs (1315 kg)
Gross Weight Limit:3836 lbs (1740 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined:24.75 mpg US (9.5 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions:226.1 g/km

SAAB 900 Cabrio
2.1L 5MT FWD (140 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 2.1L 5MT FWD (140 HP)
Cylinders:L4
Displacement:2119 cm3
Power:103 KW @ 6000 RPM
140 HP @ 6000 RPM
138 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque:133 lb-ft @ 2900 RPM
180 Nm @ 2900 RPM
Fuel System:Turbocharged Multipoint Injection
Fuel:Gasoline
Fuel capacity:16.6 gallons (62.8 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed:114.9 mph (185 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):11 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type:Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox:5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front:Ventilated Discs
Rear:Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size:185/65HR15
DIMENSIONS
Length:184.3 in (4681 mm)
Width:66.9 in (1699 mm)
Height:55.1 in (1400 mm)
Front/rear Track:56.3/56.7 in (1,430/1,440 mm)
Wheelbase:99.2 in (2520 mm)
Ground Clearance:5.9 in (150 mm)
Cargo Volume:12.9 cuFT (365 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd):0.34
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight:2879.2 lbs (1306 kg)
Gross Weight Limit:4034.5 lbs (1830 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined:23.3 mpg US (10.1 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions:257 g/km
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