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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