New longer wheelbase and nose grafted to same basic structure/cabins as 00range, to give sleeker, more modern styling. Still with same front-wheel-drive layout, and all versions with 2.0-litre engine. Four-wheel discs as before, along with automatic transmission option, power-assisted rack on some models, and power range from 100 to 118bhp. Five-speed transmission from beginning of eighties. Knowing Saab, destined for many more production years.
- 1985cc (S4 OC)
- Front engine, front-wheel drive
- Production dates:
- 1978 to 1998
- Number produced:
- 525,000 except Turbo, to end 1988