Saab 9-3

Saab 9-3

The Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan, SportCombi and Convertible have earned the 2008 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick Award in the midsize category. This is the fourth consecutive year that the 9-3 Sport Sedan has brought home IIHS top honors, an unique achievement in the luxury segment. For 2007 the 9-3 earned the Top Safety Pick Award, in 2006 the 9-3 earned the Top Safety Pick – Gold Award and received a Double Best Pick crash-test rating for 2005.

General Motors will offer the distinctively re-designed Saab 9-3 range on the North American market in early September 2007. The new 9-3 features frontal styling inspired by Saab’s award-winning Aero X concept car and a higher level of standard content.

With design based on the Aero-X Concept, the 9-3 Sport Sedan and SportCombi range is focused on delivering a unique, ‘fun to drive’ experience that places it among the class leaders for sporty performance and excellent chassis dynamics. The Saab 9-3 comes to compete with models like BMW 3-series, Audi A4 and Mercedes C-class.

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These are the 2008 Saab 9-3 Saab 9-3 models. According to Saab, seventy percent of the sheet metal is new, though the underlying structure is not. But there are two new engines: a twin-turbo 1.9 liter turbodiesel and a 2.8 liter V-6 putting out 280 hp. Also, there’s a new all wheel drive system, which Saab calls, XWD. From the reports, it appears that this system is capable of locking the drive at the rear, so that 100 percent of torque is to the rear wheels under hard (...)

Saab today unveiled the 2008 9-3 Convertible, a model that confirms Saab’s leading position in the premium convertible segment and is the product of more than 20 years’ experience in designing four-seater, four season soft tops that are as practical as they are stylish.

IIHS tested 10 midsize convertible models and the results of the testings show that Saab Saab and Volvo Volvo offer good protection in front, side, and rear crashes, and both models include standard electronic stability control (ESC) while the lowest rated convertible model overall is the Pontiac Pontiac G6. The German convertible, like Audi A4 and BMW BMW 3 series, earn good ratings in frontal offset tests, both are rated marginal for side impact protection and poor for protection in rear crashes. In order to (...)

General Motors today revealed the first official images of the 2008 9-3. Inspired by the Aero-X concept car, the 2008 9-3 features cutting edge technology for greater driving appeal.

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These are the last pictures with the upcoming mid-sedan from Saab Saab .The maker is preparing a facelift for the 9-3, with design elements from the Aero-X Concept. The new 9-3 will compete with models like Audi A4, Volvo Volvo S40, BMW BMW 3-Series and Mercedes Mercedes C-Class. The 2008 9-3 will debut before Saab’s 60th birthday, probably at Frankfurt Motor Show. The 2008 9-3 will get a new front end with a bigger and more aggressive grille with one huge center section flanked by two smaller air-intakes left and (...)
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Saab will unveil the next generation 9-3 in 2009. Comparing to the old model the new 9-3 has a more aggressive styling front and rear. The 9-3 Convertible gets the same 9-5 inspired front end with the "Aero-X" type grille and eyelash-headlights. The 9-3 Convertible features a set of clear tail lamps in the rear. it will be powered by a turbo V6 engine with an output of 300 hp. The new model will go on sale this fall, but there are rumors that the GM will unveil the new model in (...)
The sand often times conjures memories of walks on the beach with the fresh sea air swirling in and out with the tide. With the availability of optional tan colored top, in place of the standard black or optional blue colors, Saab 9-3 customers are now able to reminisce year-round in this robust four-season convertible. A Sand convertible top was only offered in 1993 and 1994 on the first generation convertible. After a 13-year hiatus, and many customer and dealer inquiries, the (...)

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