The Saab 93 was unveiled with a parade of cars in downtown Stockholm in December 1955.
The major evolution with the Saab 93 was the new engine. It was smaller in capacity to the engine in the Saab 92, but had one extra cylinder (for three in total) and produced a whopping 10 extra horsepower. That doesn’t sound like much, but it was actually a one-third increase at the time, from 28hp to 38hp.
The new engine wasn’t the only improvement, however. The 93 earned it’s badge by virtue of a bevy of improvements over the outgoing Saab 92B:
- New sophisticated front end styling
New engine cooling system with fan
New interior heating system
A new gearbox with ‘saxomat’ clutch
Freewheel access from inside the car
New front and rear suspension
New steering gear
New tubeless tyres (wow)
New 12 volt electrics (again, wow)
New air intakes
New one-piece bumpers, front and rear
New low-fuel alert lamp