- New ‘state-of-the-art’ Euro 4 common rail 1.9 TiD engines for 9-3 Sport Saloon
- Low CO2 levels mean competitive 1.9 TiD BiK tax liabilities, with pricing starting from just £18,995
- Dynamic new ‘Sport’ trim levels for Linear and Vector forms
- Enhanced specification for key 9-3 Sport Saloon and Convertible models
- Patented ‘Comsense’ advanced driver voice control
- Colour range and option choice extended
The revised 2005 9-3 range will be available from September at prices starting at just £16,995.
Saab 9-3 1.9 TiD
The first of two significant changes to the Saab 9-3 Sport Saloon range for 2005 is the introduction of two new Euro 4 compliant, common rail 1.9 TiD turbo diesel engines.
These new tax-efficient 1.9 TiD multiple injection engines replace the previous 2.2 TiD motor in the 9-3 range, and will be available with a choice of 120 bhp and performance 150 bhp versions, each mated to a standard, close-ratio six-speed manual transmission. A first-in-sector six-speed automatic option will become available for the 150 bhp models later in the year.
Saab’s new Euro 4 1.9 TiD engines not only offer greater performance and improved economy over the previous 2.2 TiD unit, but also benefit from competitively low CO2 emissions, and full Euro 4 compliance, saving company car drivers a further 3 per cent in Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) surcharge.
The 9-3 1.9 TiD 120 bhp has a provisional CO2 level of 154 g/km (16 per cent tax band), with a low 159 g/km (17 per cent band) CO2 rating for the performance 150 bhp unit. Both engines feature an innovative, maintenance-free particulate filter as standard.
On-the-road TiD prices start from a competitive £18,995 for the 120 bhp 9-3 Linear 1.9 TiD model – £435 less than the outgoing 2.2 TiD Linear – and from just £19,995 for the 150 bhp 9-3 Linear.