Saab 9-3 – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Saab 9-3

The Saab 9-3 is a compact car produced by the Swedish automaker .


Overview [ edit ]

generation (1998–2002) [ edit ]

9-3 Anniversary convertible (Australia)

The generation 9-3, a substantially new-generation Saab 900 was launched in for the 1999 model year. claimed that 1,100 were made, including a suspension in an attempt to tighten up the characteristics of its predecessor, the Saab 900 model). [ 3 ] It featured slightly styling with some sporting a black rear and removed Saab’s trademark mounted snow flap.

It was as a three or five-door hatchback. and as a convertible. It was the last small to use the company’s H engine . Notable over the Saab 900 were ride and handling and substantially crash-worthiness with standard impact airbags with protection and active headrests. The 9-3 along with the Saab 9-5 and the S70 were the first cars in the to earn the maximum score in a impact augmented by a pole [ citation needed ] based on NCAP testing. The 9-3 continued the safety tradition of performing a Test .

The 9-3 was available with a new variant of the engine (B204E, 154#160;hp a low pressure turbo (LPT) based on the B204L used in the generation Saab 900. For the market, all 9-3s were petrol engines with the pressure turbo (B204L, (138#160;kW)) as the standard offering, and a HOT 200#160;hp) variant in the SE models for the model year.

The 2000 model year saw a from SAAB’s Trionic 5 to 7 engine management system. The generation 9-3 was also the first available with a diesel also found in the Opel Astra G, Signum, Zafira A.

A innovation is the ‘Night Panel carried over from the 900, which permits of the instrument panel lighting, for essential information, for less when night driving.

A of 326,370 first generation were built.

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Saab 9-3 Viggen

A high-powered of the Saab 9-3 was the Viggen (English: ). It was named after the Saab 37 aircraft. Production ended in

It came with a turbocharged 2.3 L (B235R) giving 225#160;bhp 228#160;PS) later 230#160;bhp 233#160;PS) on 1.4#160;bar (20#160;psi) of from its Mitsubishi TD04-HL15-5 Acceleration from 0–100#160;km/h be reached in 6.4 seconds and the top speed is limited to 250#160;km/h (160#160;mph). [ needed ] To provide and handle the power and performance, the following were changed/modified:

Higher intercooler

Higher performance ECU

Larger flow-through exhaust

Heavy duty clutch and plate

Stiffened and lowered

Firmer dampers

Stronger CV and driveshafts

To enable the front to cope with the amount of available, the maximum torque was limited.

1st gear was limited to (180#160;lb·ft)

2nd gear was limited to (240#160;lb·ft)

3rd gear and on had the full (260#160;lb·ft).

In 1999, the Viggen was the 9-3 to use Saab’s Trionic 7 engine system, which processes 2 calculations every second combustion temperature, boost variable torque curves and other critical engine In addition, the 2001 model introduced a Traction Control (TCS) to the Viggen.

In addition to power and torque, it also a special rear wing the downforce by 50%) requiring of the radio antenna, aerodynamically bumpers and side skirts the drag coefficient by 8%, specially and colored leather seats in four colors: black black inserts (charcoal), with blue inserts blue), black with inserts (flame ochre), and tan tan inserts), sportier suspension, wheels, upgraded brakes, and upgraded parts.

The Viggen was only available a five-speed manual transmission, CD power moonroof, and (what initially) Viggen-specific motorised and leather seats with the delta logo embossed in the these were later available in the Aero model market ‘SE’ model) the embossed Viggen logo. colors featured carbon-fibre trim from its introduction to the of the 2001 model year, Saab substituted a less printed gray pattern for the and standard trim for everything

New Viggen buyers in the USA were to two days of advanced driving at Road Atlanta and dined Saab USA executives from Norcross, Georgia. This operated by Saab and Panoz, was Viggen Flight Academy and transformed into the current Aero Academy.

Some journalists were critical of torque steer in low gears. [ 4 ] the torque steer can be nearly through the use of a steering rack [ citation needed ] also a Viggen Rescue Kit available a few aftermarket vendors. [ citation ]

Production summary [ edit ]

Production Summary

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