Saab 9-3 Turbo Edition Rolled Out

Saab has just announced the availability of a new Special Edition model for the 9-3 range that is especially aimed at reducing CO2 emissions while maintaining the same level of performance. Furthermore, the car comes with Saab's revised EcoPower diesel engine, specifically designed for this particular goal, being able to reduce CO2 emissions to nearly 137 g/km with combined fuel economy of 54.3 mpg for the 1.9-liter 150 horsepower TiD configuration.

The 1.9TTiD 180hp/132 kW twin turbo diesel unit has been upgraded as well and now generates 139 g/km while fuel consumption goes as high as 53.3 mpg in combined cycle. Speaking of SportWagon, both engines have been revised, with figures now revealing CO2 emissions of 144 g/km and fuel consumption of 51.4 mpg. "This puts most Turbo Edition variants with diesel engines in VED Band E," Saab said in a statement for the press.

There are several standard features, including 17-inch alloy wheels, leather interior, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, 9-speaker 150w audio system with MP3 compatibility and cruise control, with pricing starting at £19,995 for the Saloon and £21,071.60 for the SportWagon. However, the most expensive Saloon goes as high as £22,495 - 1.9TTID (180PS) manual - while the top SportWagon costs £23,576.60 with the same configuration.

“The 9-3 Turbo Edition offers a package that is undeniably appealing on all levels – from price to performance and emissions," David Pugh, General Manager Sales and Marketing Strategy from Saab, said.

"With more power for less money than its rivals, and the added bonus of many of the extras from our most prestigious vehicles as standard, this car allows you to travel in luxury for considerably less."
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