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Saturn SL1 Torque Specifications

by Justan Brandt

The S-Series is a line of vehicles offered by Saturn from the early 1990's through the early 2000's. The S-Series' are available as a sedan, coupe and wagon. Sedan models are known as the Saturn SL. The SL is available in three trims: the base SL, SL1 and SL2. The SL1 is powered by the same engine found in the base SL models. The SL2 vehicles have a more powerful and torqued engine.

1991 to 1994 Saturn SL1

The 1991 to 1994 Saturn SL1s are powered by a 1.9 L in-line four-cylinder engine. The engine has a compression ratio of 9.3 to 1, a 3.54-inch stroke and a 3.23-inch bore. The engines in the first-generation SL1s produce 85 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 107 pound-feet of torque at 2,400 rpm.

1995 to 2002 Saturn SL1

For the 1995 model year, Saturn increased the power of 1.9 L I4 engine found in the SL1. The 1995 SL1's engine has eight valves and a single overhead camshaft. Horsepower improved to 100 at 5,000 rpm, and torque was up to 114 pound-feet at 2,400 rpm.

1991 to 2002 Saturn SL2

For those looking for more torque, there is the Saturn SL2. The SL2 is a trim level above the SL1 and is equipped with a more powerful 1.9 L I4 engine. The SL2's engine has a dual overhead camshaft, 16 valves and a compression ratio of 9.5 to 1. The design creates 124 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 122 pound-feet of torque at 4,800 rpm.

About the Author

Justan Brandt became a journalist and writer who specializes in automotive coverage in 2009. He has been a student at Bob Bondurant’s School of High Performance Driving and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in technology commerce.

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