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Hi,

My 9000 CSE 2.3T will do 90MPH at 3000rpm
(in 5th)

New Griffin 2.3T does 80MPH at 3000rpm.
(in drive)

Only a very trivial question, but I would have thought the "sporty" CSE would have lower gearing and the Griffin geared higher -it being more like a tourer. It appears to be the other way round - doesnt make sense to me.

Maybe there is an overdrive type button I should be pressing ??

Cheers,
Andy.
 

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Andy,

You have to consider that the griffin is a 4 speed auto where as the CSE is a 5 speed manual...

What speed does your CSE do in 4th at 3000? 65-70mph?

the auto only having 4 gears, needs to space them at appropriate points to allow acceleration, touring and sensible fuel consunmption.

All the Saab auto's I've driven (c900 lpt, 9000 CDE2.3i, NG900SET and 9-3SET have had lower gearing in top, and 1 or 2 fewer gears.

Also, any auto will have higher loses due to the way they work (torque converters) unless there is some clever 'widgets' for the upper gears.

Andrew.
 

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Andrew,

Thanks for technical spiel on it.

I see what you mean in the fact that the Auto has only 4 gears.

I know how fast my CSE goes at 4800 RPM in 5th gear as well

Cheers,
Andy

p.s: hope to hear from you Re: autoboxes (as per classified msg) - thanks.
 
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