Thursday, January 21, 2010
Saab 9-3 It’s Official! 280Hp AWD 2.8T & 180Hp 1.9L Turbo-Diesel
If you’ve been following our posts on the redesigned Saab we believe that you’ll agree with us that the must be one of the most leaked stories of the year. Having that in mind, we’ll spare you the obvious details (for Saab-nuts we’ve added the press release after the jump) and pinpoint the most interesting facts starting with the revised engine range.
As we had been tipped off earlier this year, the facelifted 9-3 features a brand-new AWD version fitted with the current 2.8-liter, 24-valve V6 Turbo engine uprated to 280hp and 400Nm maximum torque. It gives the Sport Sedan projected zero to 100 km/h (62mph) acceleration in 6.3 sec. Note that the AWD Aero version will not be available in the 9-3 Convertible.