Latest Diesel Technology For Saab 9-3 Sport Saloon

The Saab 9-3 Sport Saloon
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.

continues... | Part Two

Published : 26/05/04 Author : Melanie Carter

Saab 9-3 News

This is a 16-year+ news article, from our Saab archive, which dates back to the year 2000.

If in doubt check with your local Saab dealer as car prices and technical data will have changed since 2004.

Although our car news is published in good faith, we cannot guarantee it to be error free or complete or up-to-date.

Saab 9-3 Images

Saab 9-3 Images may not be UK specification cars. Colours and exterior and/or interior elements may differ from actual models.

Copyright

The car news and images remain the copyright of the rights holder and may not be used without their consent.