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2006 Saab 9-3 news, specifications, and information

New Saab 9-3 Wants and Meeting Needs

The new 9-3 SportCombi takes Saab the premium, mid-size wagon for the first time by combining design wîth sporty dynamics as an alternative to the qualities of a wagon.

The strong, compact of the 9-3 SportCombi are a bold reaffirmation of tradition for designing cars are sporty in character and versatile in With cohesive five-door and a muscular, ‘hewn from stance, it has a clear, stand-out within the 9-3 Sport Sedan and range

The range-topping Aero is unique to the §egmènt in offering six cylinder performance and leads a model line-up focused on sporty appeal and performance wagon functionality.

The 9-3 SportCombi all-new bodywork from the rearwards, including doors, the seat and a well-proportioned cargo while retaining the frontal and styling of the Sport Sedan, wîth its wheelbase and outstanding dynamics.

Due to go on sale from the 9-3 SportCombi and will appeal to who require the versatility of a wagon compromising their desire for pleasure. The model line-up six gasoline and two Euro 4 compliant engine options. Highlights

· Fresh five-door styling distinct alternative to conventional design

· Top-of-the-line Aero new aluminum 250 bhp/184 kW 2.8V6 engine

· Surprisingly spacious deck wîth useful features

· Sporty, fun-to-drive wîth unique ReAxs wheel steer characteristic

year, Europe’s growing mid-size wagon §egmènt a quarter of a million units, diesel engines accounting for 70 per of sales. Building on Saab’s for sporty, versatile design and strong diesel powertrain the new 9-3 SportCombi is poised to open up new sales opportunities for Saab conquest and existing customers.

retail prices are not yet finalized, variant is expected to cost more than the equivalent in the Sport Sedan range, the differential being similar to between the 9-5 Wagon and Sedan

‘The 9-3 SportCombi includes the turbocharged application of GM’s new V6 engine architecture,’ says Forster, President GM Europe. will spearhead Saab’s into Europe’s premium, wagon §egmènt, where we the SportCombi range as a whole to a strong presence.’

Peter Saab Automobile President and says: ‘Although the SportCombi is a extension of the 9-3 range, it has a fresh all of its own. In the tradition of the Saab it is not simply a ‘me too’ of product.

‘Its progressive and dynamic talents are intended to any conflict between the rationality of and the passion of desire. Customers see it as a car that meets the demands of lifestyle while still their desire for a sporty, experience.’

Exterior Design

a striking, wedge-like profile and ‘signature’ styling cues, the proportions of the 9-3 SportCombi are a cohesive of its dynamic performance and driver-orientated

· Sporty, dynamic five-door Inheriting the ‘combi-coupe’ genes of the Saab 99 Turbo, the Saab 9-3 has a clear identity of its own. The styling establishes a fresh much more than a wagon derivative of the sedan. carz)

· Distinctive alternative to wagon design. The SportCombi’s proportions, its raked rear and the short rear overhang, a small glass area the C-pillar, distinguish it from wagon formats.

· Saab styling cues. The wedge-like wîth its rising belt-line; the stick’ shape in the D-pillar; the side window graphic disguised B and C-pillars and the oval-shaped handles.

· Dramatic rear styling. Large, frosted light lenses (colored for ÚS mounted high on forward D-pillars emphasize ‘fastback’ styling.

· Integrated rear at the top of the steeply raked tailgate, and visually lowers the profile of the to the top of the rear light units.

· frontal styling. The gentle of the front of the car, including the grille and the neat headlamp/indicator perfectly matches the traditional shape of the windshield.

· ‘Hewn solid’ appearance reinforced by side sills and front and bumper moldings for Arc and Vector Side sill flares and extensions for Aero. Choice of 16, 17 or alloy wheels.


The of the 9-3 SportCombi are optimized for ‘real road conditions, just as has developed its ‘real-life‘ safety High speed stability in wind and weather conditions, low noise and the effective sealing of and windows are as important as seeking a low of drag.

· Zero lift front and rear. First to achieve zero lift at both axles, assisted by the performance of the integrated rear spoiler.

· Class-competitive 0.33 Cd. The shapes cleaves the air efficiently for touring fuel consumption

· high-speed stability, including sensitivity under braking and yaw to cross-winds at different speeds and a main development priority.

· airflow management over, through and under the car. airflow separation reduces and wake size; rear of the hood lid ‘kicks up’ to the passage of air on to and around windscreen and aerodynamically-shaped lower rear link reduces wind and minimizes accumulation of road on the wheel rims.


The outstanding chassis of the 9-3 SportCombi are matched by an impressive line-up: six gasoline engine including the launch of a new 2.8V6 two diesel engines and five or manual and automatic gearboxes. All engines deliver Saab strong low and mid-range torque.

· New 2.8V6 Turbo producing 250 kW, exclusive to top-of-the-line Aero, or 230 kW in Arc and Vector variants (EÚ only). DOHC, variable valve twin-scroll turbocharger feeding cylinder banks. Hydroformed steel exhaust manifolds air injection for quick cold warm-up.

· Aluminum 2.0 four turbos offering 150 bhp/110 kW, 175 kW or 210 bhp/155 kW. Balancer shafts and flywheel for greater running

· 1.9TiD engines wîth 120 kW (8-valve) and 150 bhp/ 110 kW (16-valve). rail, direct, multiple VNT turbocharger and maintenance-free particulate Euro 4 compliant.

· Naturally-aspirated engine wîth 122 bhp/90 kW and length intake manifold. in all specifications, except Aero, for customer choice.

· Automatic wîth Saab Sentronic manual shift and optional wheel controls. Six-speed available for both 2.8V6 engines and 150 bhp/110 kW 1.9TiD. variant, wîth two intermediate on kickdown, for 210 bhp/155 kW engine.

· manual transmissions standard for 2.8V6 Turbo and 1.9TiD optional for 210 bhp/155 kW gasoline Cable linkage for improved quality.

Interior Design and

Like its exterior, the interior of the 9-3 SportCombi reflects styling from previous Saab The driver-focused elements first on the Sport Sedan are supported by features, such as a surprisingly cargo deck to facilitate the sports and leisure pursuits of An eye-catching, chrome handle in the is aircraft-shaped, denoting Saab’s heritage.

· Adaptable cargo wîth wide-opening tailgate; low quick-fold and 60/40 split seat-back wîth ski-hatch; folding front passenger load dividers and cargo

· Surprisingly spacious and well load area. Compact suspension design allows space free from Rear seat up/down 419/1273 liters (VDA).

· TwinFloor stowage facility. section of floor hinges transversely and slots in place pulling aircraft-shaped handle. support for convenient location for bags etc. in a recessed easily secured by a cargo

· Two-position retractable rear net can be easily secured behind seat-back or front seat-backs for protection against shifting

· ‘Profiler’ customization. A wide of functions can be pre-set according to preference including: automatic control, clock/alarm, speed illumination, parking assistance, sensitive wipers and anti-theft Easy to use, wîth highlighted by single, rotating/push and on-screen prompts.

· ComSense minimizes potential for driver through ‘dynamic workload briefly suppressing in-car messages/phone calls when a of high driver workload is by the operation of the indicators or heavy Includes Night Panel illumination dimming to reduce ‘clutter’.

· Dual-zone Automatic Air allows different temperature for left or right hand of interior. Includes an automatic balance function to compensate for changes if one side of the car is in direct

· Infotainment systems include satellite navigation wîth 5.8-inch color monitor, integrated GPRS telephone, connection to a Bluetooth-qualified headset, WAP Advanced Voice Recognition MP3 player input socket.

· of three modular audio wîth 150 to 300 watts playing and up to 12 speakers, including unique of 10-inch sub-woofer in spare storage well.

· Choice of interior ‘forms’ or specifications: Arc and Vector, plus ‘Aero’ flagship. Each wîth room’ (parchment) or ‘dark (gray) color thémé.

Steering and Brakes

The 9-3 SportCombi the outstanding ‘fun-to-drive’ chassis of the Sport Sedan. It delivers a level of driver involvement challenges the class benchmark and nothing to its functionality as a practical, car. Electronic driver include a new ESP Plus wîth Start Assist, standard 2.8V6 Turbo.

· Saab a unique rear wheel characteristic. The kinematics of the rear are tuned for a unique rear steer response giving handling and stability.

· Four-link rear suspension. High stiffness for stability and grip longitudinal compliance for ride Its compact design allows a load area free intrusion.

· Front suspension by struts wîth lower mounted on a hydroformed sub-frame. lateral bushing stiffness for §teering response and precision; longitudinal compliance for ride

· Low mounted §teering rack excellent feel and precision progressive power assistance and responses. Electro-hydraulic system 1.8i and 1.9TiD engines.

· disc brake sizes to engine power. Excellent speed braking stability automatic rear wheel through ReAxs geometry.

· and stability aids fitted as four channel ABS, MBA (Mechanical Brake Assist), CBC Brake Control) and EBD (Electronic force Distribution).

· New generation ESP and ESP Plus. Optional, very ESP functions almost imperceptibly. ESP fitted as standard wîth Turbo engines and includes HSA Start Assist) for manual automatically preventing roll

Body structure and Electrical

The 9-3 SportCombi benefits from the five-door body structure yet by Saab, providing the solid on which its sporty handling, ride, refinement and outstanding qualities are built. A multiplex signal network, including the use of optics, ensures the fast and control of major functions.

· High torsional rigidity 21,000 Nm/degree of deflection. large tailgate opening, 6.6 per cent less than Sedan. Úse of FEM design techniques and blanks in construction reduces weight and concentrates strength needed.

· Structural ‘rings’ C and D-pillars include transverse in floor and roof to compensate for of sedan cross bracing. linked longitudinally by six beams in bodywork and base of C-pillars reinforced.

· 60 per cent of bodyweight in strength or ultra high steel, mainly in central safety cage where all beams have closed for additional strength.

· Single body pressings accommodate doors for better sealing and gap tolerances.

· Deformable crash behind front bumper body damage in low speed up to 15 kph.

· Multiplexing for entire and electronic network wîth transmission for control of powertrain, body, ‘infotainment’, telematics, and climate and comfort systems.

· optics for all ‘infotainment’ and navigation. on conceptcarz.com) Large 25 Mbytes per capacity 50 times greater dual wire bus. navigation, GPRS integrated and Bluetooth connectivity.

· LEDs for lighting give greater lower energy consumption and illumination for brake lights. ‘off’ setting for rear fog

· Powerful windshield washing operates through six jets at 3.5 bar twice normal power. adjustment for sensitivity of rain-sensing


Saab has a long of successful work wîth car and Saab cars consistently well in real-life accident often being ranked in their §egmènt. In EuroNCAP tests, the 9-3 Sport Sedan and 9-3 have already achieved a five-star rating.

· Database more than 6,100 accidents involving Saab used in computer simulations and testing to replicate what in real accidents on real

· Strong steel safety helps protect passenger Fabricated mainly from strength steel, wîth sections completely closed for strength. Protected by deformable structure wîth three paths and wide bumper to spread impact forces.

· Active Head Restraints for front seats help to serious neck injury in collisions. Effectiveness demonstrated by investigation findings and independent

· Side impact protection ‘pendulum’ movement of lower designed to engage side and door beams as an integrated

· Roof-rail airbags to help occupant head protection an entire crash sequence, potential roll-over Front side airbags help thorax protection.

· Sophisticated for airbag/seat-belt deployment, including adaptive front airbags, of seatbelts in side impacts and reminder system.

Ownership, and Accessories

The excellent build and quality of the 9-3 SportCombi is reflected in its low cost of ownership, including repairs and insurance. Security include all measures that are to be effective. Thoughtful operational and accessories make everyday use of the easy, convenient and rewarding.

· service intervals related to car patterns. Maximum interval up to two years, or 30,000 kms, for all and diesel variants. Also 10 anti-perforation warranty.

· Reduced repair bills and insurance wîth frontal bodywork protection up to 8 kph through ‘self-repairing’ and up to 15 kph wîth deformable ‘crash Front wings bolted for removal and replacement, main connections protected.

· ‘State of the security co-developed wîth companies. 9-3 Sport Sedan has maximum five star for ‘theft of vehicle’ protection and stars for ‘theft from by ÚK Thatcham insurance research

· Anti intrusion measures ‘freewheeling’ and shielded door deadbolts, electronically ‘married’ equipment and security marking of

· Anti car theft measures immobilizer wîth electrical column lock and ECM disablement, rolling ‘start’ code and to prevent access wîth devices.

· Sophisticated alarm for doors, hood and tailgate ’tilt’ and ultrasonic interior sensing, plus glass sensors for all rear windows and hidden power battery.

· ‘convenience’ features make wîth the new 9-3 SportCombi as easy as eg. extensive Profiler personalization ‘smart’ door mirrors automatically fold out, windshield washer fluid

· Range of design and lifestyle-orientated including sporty bodystyling roof rails, roof roof boxes, TwinFloor and accessories.

Source — GM


New for

* SportCombi premium midsize

* Turbo V-6 engine for all 9-3 Aero 250 horsepower (186.4 kw) and 258 lb.-ft. (350 Nm)

* Linear and Arc sedan and models merged into a base model

* Aero receive 17-inch 5-spoke wheels wîth all-season

* Body color door on all models

Saab is in the midst of the aggressive new product development in its 58-year history, and the all- new 9-3 SportCombi is an essential part of an portfolio. The SportCombi moves into the premium, midsize §egmènt for the first time by distinctive design, sporty dynamics and the functionality of a five-door.

Its compact proportions reaffirm tradition of sporty, versatile and its cohesive five-door styling and muscular stance clearly the SportCombi as a member of the 9-3 family.

The SportCombi, launching in the fourth of 2005, will appeal to who need the versatility of a wagon, smart load-carrying features and a proportioned cargo area, compromising their desire for satisfaction.

Also for 2006, merges the 9-3 Linear and Arc into a base model; the 9-3 Aero a new 250-horsepower 2.8L V-6 Turbo the Aero range gets new wheels and tires; all sedan and models now have body door handles and the convertible has leather seating. The sedan and now offer red walnut trim as of the Premium Package.

9-3 SportCombi the rest of the 9-3 range, the SportCombi is to deliver a unique, fun-to-drive that sets the standard for its I n 2004, Saab sold than 27,000 9-3 models in the including more than convertibles.

The newest 9-3 SportCombi on the Saab tradition of five-door that began in 1959 the Saab 95 Wagon. In 1973, launched another landmark wîth the innovative Saab 99 Coupe. Of the more than Saabs on the road in the Ú.S. nearly half are hatchbacks.

The high-performance Aero SportCombi features an all-new turbocharged 2.8L V-6 engine that 250 horsepower (186.4 kw) and 258 lb.-ft. Nm) of torque. A 6-speed manual comes standard, and a 6-speed automatic wîth §teering controls is available. The SportCombi can be ordered wîth Saab’s 210 (157 kw) in-line 4-cylinder

With a wedge-like profile and signature styling cues, the proportions of the SportCombi include load-carrying features and a surprisingly cargo area.

The exterior offers a sporty, distinctive to conventional wagon proportions, the traditional Saab ‘hockey beltline, fastbackrear quarter steeply raked taillight and LED bulbs.

The 9-3 SportCombi has zero levels at both axles Clf and 0.00 Clr). The car has an excellent coefficient of 0.33, impressive stability, and a standard integrated roof spoiler.

Inside, the cargo area floor to divide the space into two sections and to reveal additional in the recessed sub-floor.

The Saab 9-3 will have an MSRP of $30,000.

9-3 Sedan and Convertible

For the sedan and convertible Linear and Arc have been merged a single base model. model features a 2.0L turbo engine wîth 210 (157 kw), twin 16-inch alloy wheels, a driver’s seat, body rocker panels and bumper and an infotainment audio system 150 watts and seven speakers.

The 9-3 model features the new 250-horsepower kw) 2.8L V-6 Turbo engine on the SportCombi, and a choice of 6-speed or automatic transmissions.

The Aero also receives 17-inch alloy wheels wîth R17 all-season tires. Both and convertible models also body color door for 2006.

With a steeply windshield, wedge-like profile and front and rear overhangs, all the 9-3 convey a sense of movement while standing still. The of the windows combines wîth the integrated headlights and grille to the distinctive Saab identity.

The 9-3 is the product of the most exhaustive program in chassis dynamics by Saab. The kinetics of the rear for example, are tuned for a unique response to attain optimum and stability. The four-link independent suspension wîth high stiffness adds stability and longitudinal compliance enhances comfort.

The Saab 9-3 model is built from ‘the outward.’ That means the ergonomics, instrumentation, controls and position are all developed from the perspective. As a result, the advanced features benefit all who use these

Saab engineers developed the for the 9-3 Convertible concurrently wîth the Sedan and SportCombi, enabling to incorporate their demanding for an open-top car from the very The result is a premium convertible a level of structural integrity, quality and driving refinement positions it at the top of its class.

New 2.8L V-6

The new 2.8L V-6 Turbo is the most turbocharged engine ever in a Saab vehicle, delivering responsiveness through low-speed and high-rpm power, as well as refinement. It features a technologically 60-degree, dual overhead-cam designed to produce strong and excellent fuel economy to different needs in markets the world.

Technology such as a turbocharger and variable intake timing helps the 2.8L V-6 achieve 250 horsepower (184 kw) and 258 of torque (350 Nm) in the 9-3.

The V-6 has a aluminum cylinder block iron cylinder sleeves, an structural oil pan and aluminum cylinder wîth four valves per It builds on those strengths components and technology developed for the turbo system, including:

* turbocharger delivering approximately 9 of boost (0.6 bar)

* charge cooling

* Únique heads made from aluminum and featuring sodium-filled valves

* Forged steel and sinter-forged connecting rods for turbocharged loads

* Pistons anodized ring grooves for turbocharger boost pressure

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* compression ratio

* Piston oil jets

* Únique camshaft designed for turbocharger performance

* ‘dual skin’ exhaust wîth stainless steel liners

* Engine-mounted oil cooler

Source Saab

A Swedish automotive located in Trollhattan, Saab has in the business of producing cars the late 1940s. Unique in its Saabs is unlike any other with a tagline ‘Born Jets’, the original Saab was by sixteen aircraft engineers. The of these designers resulted a precise and aerodynamically sound car to the design of a fighter jet.

in the ’99 model year the car was as 93 at a time when Saab was their naming strategy of small car to mimic that of the 95. Pronounced as ‘nine three’, consistently advertises it as 9-3. The 9-3 is not to be with the Saab 93, produced 1955 until 1960, model was pronounced ‘ninety

Introduced in 1998 as basically a Saab 900 (94-98 model), the Classic 9-3 only had a few slight which distinguished it from its A redesigned grille and the third brake light from the ridge to the top of the rear screen the main changes. This light made the car much since it improved the visibility for cars. A compact executive the 9-3 shares its GM Epsilon platform the Opel Vectra and the Cadillac

The BLS was made on the same assembly in Sweden up until 2009. Steyr produced the convertible of the 9-3 in Austria until 2010 production was relocated to Trollhattan. the 9-3 is currently the entry-level model for

Claiming that 1,100 were made since the 900, the first generation 9-3 was in 98 with also a revised in an effort to tighten up the handling of its predecessor, the 900. The 9-3 showcased smoother styling with a few models featuring a black spoiler and the loss of Saab’s centrally mounted ‘snow Enthusiasts could purchase the 9-3 as a or five-door hatchback or as a two-door

This was also the final Saab to utilize the company’s H Big updates since the last included much improved and handling and majorly improved with standard side airbags that came head protection and active

This first generation was until 2008 and along the Saab 9-5 and the Volvo S70, the 9-3 was the cars in the entire world to the maximum score in a side augmented by a pole test on Euro NCAP testing. The 9-3 the Saab safety tradition of a Moose Test.

The Saab 9-3 was with a new variant of the B204 which was a low-pressure turbo engine that was based on the which was used in the last Saab 900. 9-3s all turbocharged petrol engines for the US with the ‘full pressure as the standard option and a ‘HOT’ was featured in the SE models for the 1999 year.

For 2000, the 9-3 went SAAB’s Trionic 5 to Trionic 7 management system. This generation model was also the Saab that was offered a diesel engine, which was found in the Opel Vectra, G, Signum, Safira A. The innovative Panel was brought over the Saab 900, which was a feature that permitted of the instrument panel lighting, for the important info so it caused distraction when driving at 326,370 first generation were produced.

The ‘Viggen’ or version was a high-powered version of the 9-3 that got its name from the 37 Viggen aircraft. Production until 2002. The Viggen was out with a turbocharged 2.3 L engine, 225 bhp, and eventually 230 bhp on 1.4 bar of boost its Mitsubishi TD04-HL 15-5

With a top speed of 160 mph the fast could achieve 0-60mph in 6.4 seconds. Numerous modifications made to the Viggen to handle the and high power and included performance tuned ECU, capacity intercooler, heavy clutch and pressure plate, flow-through exhaust system, dampers, stiffened and lowered and stronger CV joins and drive-shafts.

The torque was electronically limited to the front wheels to cope the amount of torque available. Viggens were produced only 500 units produced for the UK

The Viggen was the original 9-3 to utilize Trionic 7 engine management in 1999, which processed 2 calculations ever second. It combustion temperature, boost variable torque curves and other critical engine 2001 brought with it a Control System (TCS) to the Viggen. The car featured a unique wing, which increased the by 50% that required the radio being moved to a new spot.

featuring extra power and the Viggen had aerodynamically designed and side skirts reducing the coefficient by 8%. It also came specially bolstered and colored seats available in four colors: charcoal, deep flame ochre and tan with tan Along with the festive the Viggen featured sportier upgraded brakes, larger and other upgraded parts.

offered with a five-speed transmission, the Viggen featured a CD power moonroof and original motorized and heated leather that featured the Viggen logo embossed in the backrest. these seats were in the Aero model but without the logo. From its debut the middle of the ’01 model several colors featured interior trim, when substituted a cheaper printed pattern for the dash, and standard for everything else.

If you purchased a new Viggen you received the treatment that included two of advanced driving instructions to Atlanta as well as a dinner Saab USE execs from Georgia. This program was Viggen Flight Academy, by Saab and Panoz and was eventually into the current SAAB Academy.

Besides the diesel the first generation Saab 9-3 were versions of the Saab H The first generation 9-3 was the final the Saab 9-5) to use the all Saab design. All variations of this featured a DOHC 16-valve with Saab’s Saab Ignition. All of the turbocharged engines Saab’s Trionic engine system, which worked with the Direct Ignition’s IDM

In the ten years that GM controlled the subsequent two technologies were into other GM products. than the low-pressure turbo and the aspirated version, all of the engines had specific power outputs. The produced 102.5 horsepower per which surpassed the specific of the 32-valve V8 engine in an Audi which produced 100 hp. Only 10 of torque less than an E46 BMW M3, the from the Viggen produced 252 of torque.

While producing fuel economy and low emissions the ‘EcoPower’ philosophy incorporated power and torque output it was needed.

The second generation 9-3 was introduced in 2002 at the North International Auto Show and ran 2012. Continuing to be a front-wheel car, like all Saabs, the new 9-3 was as a four-door sedan, a wagon, and a convertible. The biggest update generation was the deletion of the hatchback.

newest generation came a variety of new safety features include d the innovative Saab Head Restraints (SAHR which reduced whiplash, and a passive rear wheel design and passive toe-in, helped reduce understeer heavy braking.

The new generation a brand new 2.0L straight-4 Family II Ecotec engine the GM for the gas-powered models instead of the engine. The turbocharged I4 came in different versions with the of turbo boost being by the power output. Standard in the market Linear trim-level was the 150 hp version alled 1.8t.

The 175 horsepower version was standard in the market Linera or non-U.S. Vector form, joined a 5-speed manual transmission or a ‘Sentronic’, which is a traditional SAAB’S earlier ‘Sensonic’ was from this and was a manual that allowed for shifting a clutch pedal. The B207R 201 hp 2.0T was offered in both the and Art forms.

The automatic transmission was though the Vector received shifters mounted on the steering The manual transmission was a 6-speed in Arcs and Vectors.

The first to the global GM Epsilon platform both the Saab 9-3 and the Opel which were then to accommodate four new siblings; the Malibu, Malibu Maxx, Aura and the Pontiac G6. Some of the features of the Saab 9-3 included a electric/electronic system, the chance of and ReAxs.

The last forty-seven were built on February 22, All of them were 9-3 Independence convertible models that produced by one of Sweden’s biggest car ANA, in Trollhattan. 26 of the cars RHD ones while 21 were LHD

The final Saab was a Saab 9-3 Independence Edition TTiD

For 2005 the U.S. Saab 9-3 were sold with wheels that were while the Aero model 17-inch wheels. This was a from the previous 15-inch found in the Linear version.

This was the final year for the and Arc version in the U.S.

At the LA Auto in January of 2006, a commemorative Years Edition Aero was debuted for the American market to 20 years since the introduction of the 900 convertible. Two optional engines year were a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder and an all-new 2.8 liter 6-cylinder. The 4-cylinder engine featured 12.3 psi maximum boost pressure that out 210 hp. The 6-cylinder engine had 8.7 psi boost turned out 250 hp.

Marketed in the U.S. as the the 2.0-liter 16-valve turbo model replaced the Linear and Arc that were sold the ’05 model year. The 2.0T version was much the 2005 Arc except for U.S.

wheels being used. In countries the Linear and Arc continued sold.

Halfway through the model year the U.S. lost the trunk release on the driver’s door to save The cars built at the beginning of the kept the release mechanism on the driver door. Once it was the only way to open the truck to use the key fob, or the emergency release found inside the trunk.

For the dashboard was entirely redone a return to the look of the classic 900 dash and the Saab Info being relocated to the main binnacle from its high position. Saab’s 9-5 climate system replaced the button-heavy control system. For this OnStar was re-introduced and required Nav was ordered in North America. The GM head unit was introduced and allowed for satellite radio and MP3 CD

The cabin got much quieter year and the suspension went borderline harsh to firm. color choices switched Steel Gray to Titan The 210 hp 2.0-liter 16-valve turbo and the 250 hp 2.8-liter V6 turbo were the engine choices for the 2007 market.

The 2.0 model manual transmission was from a 5-speed to a 6-speed.

at the Saab Festival in Trollhattan, in June 10th of 2007, the cars were reputed to undergone over 2000 from the previous year. updates included new frontal that was inspired by the Saab a new clamshell hood, all new door and frosted rear lamps. On the some modifications were on the limited edition XWD 280 hp 9-3 Turbo X, was introduced at the Frankfurt Motor

In March of 2008, Saab an all-wheel-drive version of the Aero the system named ‘XWD’.

The edition Turbo X sedan and were deleted from the in 2009 while the 9-3 series the trim levels. Now the 2.0T and sedan and wagon models available with Saab’s drive (XWD).

Due to limited space the convertible range to lack the all-wheel-drive option for the componentry because of added bracing that compensated for the that was lost when the roof was taken from the of the car. The Saab 9-3 didn’t much for 2009. The 9-3X, a XUV version of the 9-3 SportCombi was introduced year at the Geneva Auto

In 2011 for the ’12 model the Saab 9-3 underwent some that included changes in the range with a complete in diesel and petrol engine consumption of 12% and 7% respectively. Other included an extended all-wheel-drive that included the new entry 163 hp 2.0-liter gas/BioPower engine. New year with all new rear in line with the fresh 9-5 sedan.

Updates also a new bumper design, new ‘ice style headlights, minor update that included metallic effect trim the instrument panel, doors, and glove box. The Aero now graphite fiber effect. The classic three-spoke alloy returned and the 16-inch design is of an expanded 16 to 18-inch wheel

To commemorate the first anniversary of the to Spyker Cars, a limited ‘Independence Edition’ convertible be introduced with an estimated 366 produced.

At the 2007 Frankfurt Show the Saab Turbo X was Produced to celebrate SAAB’S history of turbocharging. All of the Turbo X were featured in metallic jet with matte grey SAAB’s first production car the XWD all-wheel drive system eLSD and Haldex Traction the X is powered by a 2.8-liter V6 that 280 PS joined to a six-speed manual or gearbox. The car also featured brakes along with springs and shocks.

Featuring a fiber look was the dash, lever and door panels and the gauge draws its design the Saab 900.

Introduced at the Paris Auto Show was the 9-3 ePower electric car, became Saab’s first vehicle. The concept car was based on the 9-3 wagon and could achieve a top of 93 mph and has a 35.5kWh lithium-ion battery and an estimated driving range of 120 By late 2011 Saab had to run a 2-year trial with 70 demonstrators in Sweden.

National Vehicle Sweden, the new owner of the family has announced that intend to begin producing the 9-3 ePower to be introduced in China by the end of or early 2014.

In early Saab announced that a new version of the 9-3 would be introduced in as a ’13 model. It would be on the Saab Phoenix platform in the Saab PhoeniX concept Standard on this new vehicle the new Saab IQon infotainment

This concept was designed by Castriota and is intended as a combi crossover and convertible.

Unfortunately the Saab Company was facing the planned third generation has put on the back burner for now. The new of Saab, National Electric Sweden, has announced that intend to behind producing an 9-3 ePower from 2013. reports seem to hint this new car will be based on the 2nd 9-3 instead of the Phoenix platform picked for the production.

Over the the Saab 93-3 has won numerous These include Top Safety in the U.S. for Insurance Institute for Safety for 2006. Auto in Great Britain awarded the car Executive Car of the Year. And Top Gear New Car Buyer’s Guide in the UK awarded the 9-3 Top Small Executive Car.

Kong Car and Driver awarded the car as best Cars of the Year’. In Fortune Magazine, USA named it the Top Ten Cars of 1999.





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