From 1986 to 1988 the Saga 787 was fitted with a 1,781cc four-cylinder Volkswagen AP 800 engine, and from 1988 to 1990 it included a 1,984cc four-cylinder 2000 AP motor. The original engine could deliver 92 hp of power at 5,000 rpm and produce 14.6 kgf·m of torque at 2,800 rpm, while the later AP 2000 was capable of generating 125 hp at 5,800 rpm and developing 19.5 kgf·m of torque at 3,000 rpm. Cars fitted with the AP 800 could reach speeds up to 175 km/h and accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 13 seconds, whereas those mounted with the more powerful AP 2000 could reach 200 km/h and get up to 100 km/h in only 9 seconds. The car utilized disc brakes in the front and rear, and for suspension, independent McPherson struts and a stabilizer were utilized in the front and a rigid axle was implemented in the back. Included standard in the Saga 787 were neon bulbs under the taillights, an electrically-opened trunk, air conditioning, a sun roof, a fridge, electronic mirrors, power steering, a defroster, and power windows. Some optional features included a "photochromic" rearview (from 1988 onward), a TV and minibar, a cassette player with an amplifier and equalizer, an on-board computer with synthesizer, and a turbocharger with intercooler from Garrett or Ishikawajima.