Saab Announces Prices and Specifications For The New Saab 9-3 Range

Saab 9-3 Saloon

Saab 9-3 Saloon

Saab has announced prices and specifications for the new and improved Saab 9-3 model range which goes on sale in UK dealerships in April 2011.

With a raft of improvements including two new petrol turbo engines, enhanced specification, lower emissions and improved performance, the Saab 9-3 range has become even more attractive and competitive than ever.

Saab is renowned in the motor industry for offering high levels of standard equipment in its vehicles. Standard features across the range include alloy wheels, leather trimmed interior, heated front seats, park assist and Bluetooth phone integration system along with a host of safety systems including electronic stability programme, six airbags and Saab Active Head Restraints . All MY12 Saab 9-3 models now come with automatic dimming mirrors inside and outside the vehicle, electric folding mirrors and automatic rain sensor wipers as standard, a customer saving of £400.

There are two levels of specifications, SE and Aero.

The MY12 Saab 9-3 range receives a fresh face and is distinguished by new front bumpers, 'ice block' headlamps and a new grille. At the rear, the Saab wordmark replaces badging on the chrome trim and all Saloon variants receive a boot-mounted aerodynamic spoiler.

Inside, the cabin features titanium metallic-effect trim around the instrument panel, gearshift moulding, doors and glovebox. SE models are fitted with Leather Appointed comfort seats, while Aero models feature new graphite-fibre around the instrument panel, gearshift moulding, doors and glovebox and Leather Sport seats with contrast stitching.

Under the bonnet, two new 2.0-litre petrol turbo engines produce 163hp and 220hp and include direct injection, variable valve timing and twin-scroll turbocharging. Both of these engines will be available with a six-speed manual and automatic transmission. In terms of CO2 per unit of horsepower, the new manual 220hp 2.0-litre petrol Saab 9-3 Aero Saloon and SportWagon raises the bar for efficient performance and is the most powerful sub 160g/km petrol engine vehicle on sale in the UK.

Like its sibling, the Saab 9-3 1.9-litre manual twin turbo diesel line-up also offers class-leading CO2 emissions of just 119g/km in both the Saloon and SportWagon. The MY12 Saab 9-3 SportWagon can now claim the title of being the most powerful zero first year VED estate car available in the UK and is a perfect choice for company car users, and a cost-effective option for customers keen to reduce fuel consumption and their carbon footprint.

Saab's vehicle pricing has always been highly competitive and the new Saab 9-3 range will offer customers an even greater value-for-money proposition. With all the model year upgrades on offer; new interior and exterior enhancements, increased standard specification, powerful twin turbo diesel and petrol engines, low CO2 emissions and impressive fuel economy, customers will find the Saab 9-3 range even more attractive than before.

Charles Toosey, Managing Director at Saab GB, said: "We are very confident that the 9-3 range will be a great success in the UK and will appeal to motorists wanting a high performance, low emissions vehicle, with high levels of standard equipment and competitive pricing."

MY12 Saab 9-3 Saloon Price List
Trim Fuel Engine Transmission CO2 (g/km) On-the-Road Price (OTR)
SE Diesel 1.9 TTiD Manual 6-speed 119 £22,495
1.9 TTiD Manual 6-speed Automatic 6-speed 119 153 £22,995 £24,530
1.9 TTiD Manual 6-speed Automatic 6-speed 119 153 £23,495 £25,030
Petrol 2.0t Manual 6-speed Automatic 6-speed 155 185 £21,495 £22,875
Aero Diesel 1.9 TTiD Manual 6-speed Automatic 6-speed 129 153 £26,995 £28,530
Petrol 2.0T Manual 6-speed Automatic 6-speed 155 185 £27,245 £28,770
2.0 T XWD Manual 6-speed Automatic 6-speed 194 206 £29,255 £30,760
MY12 Saab 9-3 SportWagon Price List
Trim Fuel Engine Transmission CO2 (g/km) On-the-Road Price (OTR)
SE Diesel 1.9 TTiD Manual 6-speed 119 £23,620
1.9 TTiD Manual 6-speed Automatic 6-speed 119 159 £24,120 £25,655
1.9 TTiD Manual 6-speed Automatic 6-speed 119 159 £24,620 £26,155
Petrol 2.0t Manual 6-speed Automatic 6-speed 159 190 £22,620 £24,270
Aero Diesel 1.9 TTiD Manual 6-speed Automatic 6-speed 135 159 £28,230 £29,655
Petrol 2.0T Manual 6-speed Automatic 6-speed 159 190 £28,370 £30,020
2.0 T XWD Manual 6-speed Automatic 6-speed 195 209 £30,380 £31,885
9-3X Diesel 1.9 TTiD Manual 6-speed Automatic 6-speed 135 159 £26,495 £27,920
Petrol 2.0 T XWD Manual 6-speed Automatic 6-speed 195 209 £27,620 £29,125
MY12 Saab 9-3 Convertible Price List
Trim Fuel Engine Transmission CO2 (g/km) On-the-Road Price (OTR)
SE Diesel 1.9 TTiD Manual 6-speed Automatic 6-speed 137 162 £27,495 £28,920
1.9 TTiD Manual 6-speed Automatic 6-speed 137 162 £27,995 £29,420
Petrol 2.0t Manual 6-speed Automatic 6-speed 173 199 £27,495 £29,050
Aero Diesel 1.9 TTiD Manual 6-speed Automatic 6-speed 137 162 £31,745 £33,170
Petrol 2.0T Manual 6-speed Automatic 6-speed 173 199 £31,995 £33,550
Published 15 March 2011 Staff

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