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SAAB DEBUTS 9-3 MIDSIZE AND TURBO V-6 WAGON FOR

Saab is in the midst of the most new product development offensive in its history, and the all- new Saab 9-3 is an essential part of an expanding The SportCombi moves Saab the premium, midsize wagon for the first time by combining design, sporty driving and the functionality of a five-door.

Its strong, proportions reaffirm Saab’s of sporty, versatile cars, and its five-door styling and solid, stance clearly mark the as a member of the 9-3 family.

The SportCombi, in the fourth quarter of 2005, appeal to customers who need the of a wagon, including smart features and a generously proportioned area, without compromising desire for driving satisfaction.

for 2006, Saab merges the 9-3 and Arc into a single base the 9-3 Aero receives a new 250-horsepower V-6 Turbo engine; the Aero gets new 17-inch wheels and all sedan and convertible models now body color door and the convertible has standard leather The sedan and SportCombi now offer red trim as part of the Premium

9-3 SportCombi

Like the rest of the 9-3 the SportCombi is designed to deliver a fun-to-drive experience that the standard for its class. I n 2004, sold more than 9-3 models in the Ú.S. including than 6,100 convertibles.

The 9-3 SportCombi carries on the Saab of five-door models that in 1959 wîth the Saab 95 In 1973, Saab launched landmark design wîth the Saab 99 Combi Coupe. Of the than 500,000 Saabs on the in the Ú.S. today, nearly are hatchbacks.

The top-of-the-line, high-performance SportCombi model features an turbocharged aluminum 2.8L V-6 that makes 250 horsepower kw) and 258 lb.-ft. (350 Nm) of torque. A manual gearbox comes and a 6-speed Sentronic automatic §teering wheel controls is The SportCombi can also be ordered Saab’s 210 horsepower (157 kw) 4-cylinder turbo.

With a profile and Saab signature cues, the close-coupled proportions of the include useful load-carrying and a surprisingly spacious cargo

The exterior also offers a distinctive alternative to conventional proportions, wîth the traditional ‘hockey stick’ beltline, quarter styling, steeply taillight lenses and LED bulbs.

The 9-3 has zero lift levels at axles (0.00 Clf and 0.00 The car has an excellent drag coefficient of impressive high-speed stability, and a integrated rear roof

Inside, the main cargo floor lifts to divide the into two separate sections and to additional storage in the recessed

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

9-3 and Convertible

For 2006, the sedan and Linear and Arc models have merged into a single model. This model a 2.0L four-cylinder turbo wîth 210 horsepower (157 twin 5-spoke 16-inch wheels, a power driver’s body color rocker and bumper skirts, and an infotainment system wîth 150 watts and speakers.

The 9-3 Aero model features the new (186.4 kw) 2.8L V-6 Turbo used on the SportCombi, and a choice of manual or automatic transmissions.

The model also receives 5-spoke alloy wheels 235/45 R17 all-season tires. sedan and convertible models have body color handles for 2006.

With a raked windshield, wedge-like and short front and rear all the 9-3 models convey a sense of even while standing The shape of the windows combines the sleek, integrated headlights and to emphasize the distinctive Saab

The 9-3 lineup is the product of the most development program in chassis undertaken by Saab. The kinetics of the suspension, for example, are tuned for a rear-wheel-steer response to attain handling and stability. The four-link rear suspension wîth lateral stiffness adds and grip; longitudinal compliance ride comfort.

The Saab 9-3 lineup is built from driver outward.’ That the cabin ergonomics, instrumentation, and seating position are all developed the driver’s perspective. As a result, the safety features benefit all who use vehicles.

Saab engineers the architecture for the 9-3 Convertible concurrently the Sport Sedan and SportCombi, them to incorporate their requirements for an open-top car from the start. The result is a premium wîth a level of structural build quality and driving that positions it at the top of its class.

New V-6 Turbo

The new 2.8L V-6 Turbo is the sophisticated turbocharged engine offered in a Saab vehicle, excellent responsiveness through torque and high-rpm power, as as exceptional refinement. It features a advanced 60-degree, dual architecture designed to produce power and excellent fuel to meet different needs in around the world.

Technology as a twin-scroll turbocharger and variable valve timing helps the V-6 Turbo achieve 250 horsepower kw) and 258 lb.-ft. of torque (350 Nm) in the

The V-6 has a lightweight aluminum cylinder wîth iron cylinder an aluminum structural oil pan and aluminum heads wîth four per cylinder. It builds on those wîth components and technology specifically for the turbo system,

Twin-scroll turbocharger delivering 9 pounds of boost (0.6

Integrated charge cooling

cylinder heads made 356T-6 aluminum and featuring exhaust valves

Forged crankshaft and sinter-forged connecting strengthened for turbocharged loads

wîth anodized ring designed for turbocharger boost

9.5:1 compression ratio

oil cooling jets

Únique profiles designed for turbocharger

Hydroformed ‘dual skin’ manifolds wîth stainless inner liners

Engine-mounted oil

Source – GM Media

A automotive company located in Saab has been in the business of cars since the late Unique in its history, Saabs is any other manufacturer with a ‘Born from Jets’, the Saab was built by sixteen engineers. The collaboration of these resulted into a precise and sound car similar to the design of a jet.

Beginning in the ’99 model the car was badged as 93 at a time when was revising their naming of their small car to mimic of the larger 95. Pronounced as ‘nine Saab consistently advertises it as The 9-3 is not to be confused with the Saab 93, from 1955 until this model was pronounced three’.

Introduced in 1998 as a rebadged Saab 900 (94-98 the Saab Classic 9-3 only had a few updates, which distinguished it its predecessor. A redesigned grille and the ‘high-level’ brake light the trunk ridge to the top of the rear were the main changes. brake light made the car safer since it improved the for following cars. A compact car, the 9-3 shares its GM Epsilon with the Opel Vectra and the BLS.

The BLS was made on the same line in Sweden up until Magna Steyr produced the version of the 9-3 in Austria until when production was relocated to Today the 9-3 is currently the entry-level for Saab.

Claiming that changes were made the Saab 900, the first 9-3 was debuted in 98 with also a suspension in an effort to tighten up the features of its predecessor, the 900. The 9-3 much smoother styling even a few models featuring a rear spoiler and the loss of trademark centrally mounted flap’. Enthusiasts could the 9-3 as a three or five-door hatchback or as a convertible.

This was also the small Saab to utilize the H engine. Big updates since the model included much ride and handling and majorly crash-worthiness with standard impact airbags that with head protection and headrests.

This first was produced until 2008 and with the Saab 9-5 and the Volvo the 9-3 was the first cars in the entire to earn the maximum score in a impact augmented by a pole based on Euro NCAP The 9-3 continued the Saab safety of performing a Moose Test.

The 9-3 was offered with a new variant of the engine which was a low-pressure (LPT) engine that was on the B204L which was used in the generation Saab 900. were all turbocharged petrol for the US market with the ‘full turbo’ as the standard option and a variant was featured in the SE models for the model year.

For 2000, the 9-3 from SAAB’s Trionic 5 to 7 engine management system. first generation model was the first Saab that was with a diesel engine, was also found in the Opel Astra G, Signum, Safira A. The Night Panel was brought from the Saab 900, was a unique feature that dousing of the instrument panel except for the important info so it less distraction when at night. 326,370 first 9-3s were produced.

The or ‘Thunderbolt’ version was a high-powered of the Saab 9-3 that got its name the Saab 37 Viggen aircraft. lasted until 2002. The was rolled out with a turbocharged 2.3 L giving 225 bhp, and eventually 230 bhp on 1.4 bar of from its Mitsubishi TD04-HL turbocharger. With a top speed of 160 mph the Viggen could achieve in just 6.4 seconds.

Numerous modifications were to the Viggen to handle the performance and power and included higher tuned ECU, higher intercooler, heavy duty and pressure plate, larger exhaust system, firmer stiffened and lowered springs and CV joins and drive-shafts. The maximum was electronically limited to enable the wheels to cope with the of torque available. 4600 were produced with 500 units produced for the UK market.

The was the original 9-3 to utilize Saab’s 7 engine management system in which processed 2 million ever second. It analyzed temperature, boost control, torque curves and numerous critical engine processes. brought with it a Traction System (TCS) to the Saab

The car featured a unique rear which increased the downforce by 50% required the radio antenna moved to a new spot. Besides extra power and torque the had aerodynamically designed bumpers and skirts reducing the drag by 8%. It also came with bolstered and colored leather available in four different charcoal, deep blue, ochre and tan with tan inserts.

with the festive seats the featured sportier suspensions, brakes, larger wheels and upgraded parts.

Only with a five-speed manual the Viggen featured a CD player, moonroof and original Viggen-specific and heated leather seats featured the Viggen delta embossed in the backrest. Eventually seats were available in the model but without the Viggen From its debut until the of the ’01 model year colors featured carbon-fiber trim, when Saab a cheaper printed gray for the dash, and standard trim for else.

If you purchased a new Viggen you the start treatment that two days of advanced driving to Road Atlanta as well as a with Saab USE execs Norcross, Georgia. This was called Viggen Flight operated by Saab and Panoz and was converted into the current Aero Academy.

Besides the engines, the first generation 9-3 engines were versions of the H engine. The first generation 9-3 was the (besides the Saab 9-5) to use the all engine design. All variations of engine featured a DOHC design with Saab’s Direct Ignition.

All of the turbocharged used Saab’s Trionic management system, which directly with the Direct IDM module. In the ten years that GM Saab the subsequent two technologies migrated into other GM Other than the low-pressure and the normally aspirated version, all of the had high specific power

The B205R produced 102.5 per liter, which surpassed the output of the 32-valve V8 engine in an RS4, which produced 100 hp. 10 lb/ft of torque less an E46 BMW M3, the B235R from the Viggen 252 lb/ft of torque. While first-rate fuel economy and low the Saab’s ‘EcoPower’ philosophy high power and torque when it was needed.

The second generation Saab 9-3 was in 2002 at the North American Auto Show and ran until Continuing to be a front-wheel drive like all Saabs, the new 9-3 was offered as a sedan, a wagon, and a two-door The biggest update this was the deletion of the hatchback.

This generation came with a of new safety features that d the innovative Saab Active Restraints (SAHR II), reduced whiplash, and ReAxs, a rear wheel steering and passive toe-in, which reduce understeer under braking.

The new generation featured a new 2.0L straight-4 engine II Ecotec engine from the GM for the models instead of the EcoPower The turbocharged I4 came in three versions with the amount of boost being determined by the output. Standard in the non-US Linear trim-level form was the 150 hp alled 1.8t.

The 2.0t 175 version was standard in the U.S. Linera or non-U.S. market form, joined with a manual transmission or a 5-speed which is a traditional automatic. earlier ‘Sensonic’ was different this and was a manual transmission allowed for shifting without a pedal. The B207R engine 201 hp was offered in both the Vector and Art

The automatic transmission was available, the Vector received paddle mounted on the steering wheel. The transmission was a 6-speed in 2003 and Vectors.

The first to utilize the GM Epsilon platform were the Saab 9-3 and the Opel Vectra were then lengthened to four new siblings; the Chevy Malibu Maxx, Saturn and the Pontiac G6. Some of the exclusive of the Saab 9-3 included a fiber-optic system, the chance of AWD, and

The last forty-seven Saabs built on February 22, 2012. All of were 9-3 Independence Edition models that were by one of Sweden’s biggest car dealers, in Trollhattan. 26 of the cars were RHD while 21 were LHD cars.

The Saab was a Saab 9-3 Aero Edition TTiD convertible.

For the U.S. Saab 9-3 convertibles sold with 16-inch that were standard, the Aero model received wheels. This was a difference the previous 15-inch wheels in the Linear version.

2005 was the final year for the Linear and Arc in the U.S.

At the LA Auto Show in of 2006, a commemorative ’20 Edition Aero Convertible’ was for the American market to celebrate 20 since the introduction of the Saab 900 Two optional engines this were a 2.0-liter turbo and an all-new 2.8 liter turbo The 4-cylinder engine option 12.3 psi maximum turbo pressure that turned out 210 hp. The engine had 8.7 psi boost that out 250 hp.

Marketed in the U.S. as the 2.0T, the 16-valve turbo 4-cylinder replaced the Linear and Arc models were sold until the model year. The U.S. version was much like the Arc except for U.S.

Linear wheels being In other countries the Linear and Arc being sold.

Halfway the 2006 model year the cars lost the trunk button on the driver’s door to money. The cars built at the of the year kept the release mounted on the driver door. it was gone, the only way to open the what to use the key fob, or the emergency button found inside the

For 2007 the dashboard was entirely with a return to the look of the Saab 900 dash and the Saab Display being relocated to the instrument binnacle from its mounted position. Saab’s 9-5 control system replaced the climate control system. For year OnStar was re-introduced and when Nav was ordered in North

The corporate GM head unit was and which allowed for satellite and MP3 CD capability. The cabin got much this year and the suspension from borderline harsh to Exterior color choices from Steel Gray to Gray.

The 210 hp 2.0-liter 16-valve engine and the 250 hp 2.8-liter V6 turbo the only engine choices for the U.S. market. The 2.0 model transmission was updated from a to a 6-speed.

Debuting at the Saab in Trollhattan, Sweden in June of 2007, the 2008 cars reputed to have undergone 2000 changes from the year. These updates new frontal styling that was by the Saab 9-2X, a new clamshell all new door panels and frosted lamps. On the outside some were made on the limited XWD 280 hp 9-3 Turbo X, which was introduced at the Motor Show.

In March of Saab introduced an all-wheel-drive of the Aero with the system ‘XWD’.

The limited edition X sedan and wagon were from the lineup in 2009 the 9-3 series expanded the trim Now the 2.0T and Aero sedan and models were available Saab’s all-wheel drive

Due to limited under-body space the range continued to lack the option for the necessary componentry of added structural bracing compensated for the severity that was when the hard roof was from the design of the car. The 9-3 didn’t change much for The 9-3X, a four-wheel-drive XUV version of the 9-3 was introduced this year at the Auto show.

In 2011 for the model year the Saab 9-3 some updates that changes in the engine range a complete reduction in diesel and engine fuel consumption of 12% and 7% Other changes included an all-wheel-drive choice that the new entry level 163 hp 2.0-liter engine. New this year all new rear badging in line the fresh Saab 9-5 sedan.

also included a new bumper new ‘ice block’ style minor interior update included titanium metallic trim around the instrument doors, gearshift and glove The Aero now received graphite effect. The Saab classic alloy wheel returned and the design is part of an expanded 16 to wheel option.

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.

Sources:

http://saabmuseum.com/en/saab-model/saab-classic-9-3/

http://www.goauto.com.au/mellor/mellor.nsf/ganews?readformmake=Saabmodel=9-3start=2#FamilyTree

http://www.goauto.com.au/mellor/mellor.nsf/carfamilytree?ReadFormID=5A5607364201161CCA257125001A1634

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