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Saab 9-3 Range Enhanced for MY 2011

For model year 2011 Saab engineers have managed to deliver class-leading diesel performance figures following an 18-month development program which focused on achieving an average 12 percent reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The 9-3 Sport Sedan, for example with 180 hp 1.9 TTiD unit emits just 119 g/km of CO2 and has a combined cycle fuel consumption of 4.5 l/100km.

For the SportCombi, the respective figures are 4.6 l/100km and 122 g/km. And for the 9-3 Convertible, available with the 160 and 180 hp engines, 5.1 l/100km and 134 g/km.

“To optimize emissions and fuel consumption, a slightly taller final drive is fitted to the transmission of the Sport Sedan and SportCombi, without affecting standing start acceleration or top speed. The shorter final drive ratio is retained for the Convertible,” a company statement reads.

Other model year enhancements include: the continuation of the TX Edition for all bodystyles; the introduction of a 163 hp gasoline turbo engine with Saab XWD; and the addition of a ‘change-up’ indicator in the instrument cluster for economical driving.

TX variants are distinguished by a titanium-like finish to the grille, front bumper insert and other exterior detailing, together with 17 or 18-inch split-spoke alloy wheels. The cabin features carbon fiber trim, a thick-rimmed leather steering wheel and unique carpet mats. Six exterior colors are available.

In Linear specification, the TX edition is offered in all colors, together with front fog lamps, 16-inch split-spoke alloy wheels, carbon fiber cabin trim and a sports leather steering wheel.
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