Latest Diesel Technology For Saab 9-3 Sport Saloon

The Saab 9-3 Sport Saloon

Saab 9-3

  • 'State-of-the-art' common rail, direct, multiple injection 1.9TiD unit
  • New levels of performance, refinement and economy
  • Reinforces sporty, fun-to-drive 9-3 Sport Saloon chassis dynamics
  • Raises Saab's competitive offer in Premium diesel segment with low BiK tax liabilities
  • Available with choice of 150 bhp/315 Nm or 120 bhp/280 Nm
  • Six-speed manual gearbox as standard
  • Segment-leading six-speed automatic transmission option
  • Innovative maintenance-free particulate filter, Euro 4 compliance
  • UK deliveries from September 2004
The Saab 9-3 Sport Saloon's widely-acclaimed, 'fun-to-drive' chassis dynamics are now complemented by the addition of a new, state of the art 1.9TiD powertrain. The combination is expected to significantly raise Saab's penetration of the UK and Europe's growing diesel segment, when sales commence in September.

Delivering more performance, more refinement, lower emissions and better fuel economy, this sophisticated new powerplant endows the 9-3 Sport Saloon range with a compelling choice in the premium diesel segment that is as attractive and competitive as its petrol-powered offers.

The new common rail, direct and multiple injection 1.9TiD engine is configured for 150 bhp or 120 bhp. More importantly to Saab, it offers a wide spread of strong pulling power, with 90% of the generous maximum torque available all the way from 1,750 to 3,250 rpm. It is also truly state of the art by introducing a maintenance-free particulate filter that ensures compliance with Euro 4 emission standards, effective from 1 January 2006.

To be offered in all 9-3 Sport Saloon variants for Model Year 2005, the new turbo diesel is fitted as standard with a six-speed manual gearbox, as well as the option of a six-speed automatic transmission for the 150 bhp version, a first in the segment.

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Published 26 May 2004 Melanie Carter

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