2011 years of the model carries the second round of improvements to the long delay in the exchange Saab, 9-3, which consists mainly of changes is a range of diesel engines. Specifically, adding the three diesel models take advantage of more advanced technology twin turbocharging, which not only reduces fuel consumption and reduced emissions of CO2, but also a little pony. The range of 1.9-liter turbo diesel now includes a 130 hp unit that replaces the previous TTiD engine 120hp, 160hp version that replaces the 150 hp engine and a top model 180HP variant.
Saab said that the revised diesel engine and manual transmission, 9-3 sedan returns combined cycle fuel consumption of 4.5 lt/100km (62.8 mpg to 52.3mpg U.S. or the UK) and 119 g / km of emissions CO2. To Wagon, the corresponding figures are 4.6 km and lt/100 122 g / km, and the Saab 9-3 Convertible, available in 160HP and the 180HP diesel engine, lt/100 5.1 km and 134 g / km.
To further optimize emissions and fuel consumption, Saab has also implemented a set of efficiency measures, such as recalibrated engine management and power, the revised rates to the low rate of resistance tires, a spoiler more aerodynamic rear underbody blades and reduced weight thanks to lighter construction and sound deadening materials.
Swedish car manufacturer, all turbo diesel line-up is also useful for some of these measures (without specific details are not disclosed), while the average fuel consumption and reduce CO2 emissions by 7 percent. The 2011 model year, Saab will also introduce a new model of gasoline, combined with a 163HP turbo diesel engine company’s XWD all-wheel drive system.
Other improvements for model year 9-3 include the addition of a “gear change indicator in the instrument panel on all models, two new exterior colors, one of perforated leather-wrapped wheels on Aero models, a system lock-up clutch on manual transmissions and the child seat anchor points for emblems and new style rear engine after the 9-5 sedan. The 9-3X is the cart-wheel drive. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard on 2.0T front-wheel drive models and offered as a free choice of FWD and AWD models 2.0T Aero. A five-speed automatic transmission is optional on front-drive 2.0T and standard on the Aero. 9-3 AWD offers a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Available safety features include ABS, traction control, traction control materials, front side airbags and side curtain airbags (on sedans and wagons). Leather upholstery is standard, and heated front seats are optional. A navigation system, obstacle detection in the back and the driver’s seat memory, Aero-exclusive optional features. Note that Saab is owned by Spyker Cars NV, the Dutch builder of exotic cars. 2011MY Saab 9-3 will make its debut at the Paris Motor Show later this month.