Saab made a timely decision in producing and introducing the Saab 9000 when they did. It was a period of time when the executive class market was escalating. Saab's large car made its entry came in 1985. One of the most significantly interesting about the 9000 is its consistency in its safety ratings. Saab has definitely integrated well safety features to lead its segment in crash tests.
Roomy, classy, sporty and safe, the 9000 invoked European sophistication with American sense. The 9000 made a splash in its segment in its debut and have catapulted Saab to a place where the big boys roam. The Saab 9000's power comes from a four piston, 2-litre turbo-engine with 175 Hp. It had five gears and a top Speed over 220 km/h. The engine was placed crossways to provide a larger cabin for the interior. In succeeding years, the 9000 was provided with antilock brakes and seatbelt pre-tensioners as an example of their innovation and dedication in safety technology. By 1988, the 9000 CD sedan joined the lineup and the 9000 CS joined by 1993. The Saab 9000 was acknowledged in America as an innovator in its class and has earned many accolades from American car press and publications, among them being named as a top ten in its segment, and was regarded in its homeland as the safest car in the annals og their automobile history. By 1993 the Aero 9000 debuted and was dubbed as the fastest Saab 9000 ever with an engine output of 225 horsepower from a turbo charged engine. A complete redesign came out by 1999 and was from there on known as the 9-5
Very much like its predecessors, the Saab 9000 proved its worth on the tracks. In late of 1986, Saab provided three well stocked 9000's established international speed and world records as well as endurance records in 21 categories at the Talladega Motor Speedway. The Saab contingency circled the high-banked tri-oval track continually for 20 days and nights, with speeds in excess of 140 mph. After the race one of Saab's many accomplishments is creating a new speed record at over 132 mph for 100,000 kilometers. In subsequent years the 9000 would enter and win much more races in the American and European circuits. As absurd as it was as deemed by many analysts then, a front wheel driven car was scoffed as being unable to cope up with the racing world. But its successes quickly gave the pessimists a tight lip. From then on the Saab 9000 has earned its wings.