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Technical Specifications

Saab 9-3 Technical Specification.

Body: Three door Coupé or Five door hatchback
Engine: Four cylinders. Double overhead camshafts. Four valves per cylinder. Two balancer shafts. Three way catalytic converter and Lambda sensor. Saab Trionic management system, which controls the fuel injection, ignition, throttle valve (not on 2.0t) and turbo boost pressure. Turbocharger. Intercooler.
Diesel Engine: Four cylinders, direct injection, Single overhead camshaft, Four valves per cylinder, Two balancer shafts, Catalytic converter and exhaust gas recirculation, Electronic engine management system. Turbocharger, intercooler.
Fuel tank Capacity: 64 litres (68 litres with 2.2 TiD engine)
Electrical: Alternator - 1,215 W 90 A - 1,755 W 130 A depending on equipment. Battery - 12 V 60 Ah (85 Ah on 2.2 TiD)
Transmission: Transverse drive unit. Front wheel drive. Full synchromesh, five speed manual gearbox. Optional four speed, electronically controlled automatic transmission with three programmes and direct mechanical lock-up in third and fourth gears (not Diesel).
Steering: Power assisted rack and pinion steering. Steering wheel adjustable for reach. Turning circle 10.5m (kerb to kerb)
Brakes: Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD). Power assisted disc brakes all round, ventilated at the front. Handbrake acting on separate rear brake shoes.
Suspension: Front - MacPherson spring struts with twin tube gas shock absorbers and anti-roll bar. Rear - H-formed, twisted beam rear axle with inner and outer anti-roll bars. Coil springs and twin tube gas shock absorbers.
Luggage Compartment: Volume 295 dm≥ VDA; 285 dm≥ SAE. Volume with hood up 378 dm≥ VDA; 354 dm≥ SAE. Folding rear sear backrest lockable in upright position.
Weights: Max trailer load 1,600kg. Kerb weight 1,370kg - 1,485kg depending on specification. Max total weight 1,790kg - 1,830kg depending on specification.

Saab 9-3 Convertible Technical Specification

Body: Two-door convertible
Engine: Four cylinders. Double overhead camshafts. Four valves per cylinder. Two balancer shafts. Three-way catalytic converter and Lambda sensor. Saab Trionic engine management system, which controls the fuel injection, ignition, throttle valve (not on 2.0t) and turbo boost pressure. Electronically controlled throttle (not on 2.0t) Turbocharger. Intercooler.
Fuel tank Capacity: 64 litres
Electrical: Alternator - 1,215 W 90 A - 1,755 W 130 A depending on equipment. Battery - 12 V 60 Ah
Transmission: Transverse drive unit. Front wheel drive. Full synchromesh, five speed manual gearbox. Optional four speed, electronically controlled automatic transmission with three programmes and direct mechanical lock-up in third and fourth gears.
Steering: Power assisted rack and pinion steering. Steering wheel adjustable for reach. Turning circle 10.5m (kerb to kerb)
Brakes: Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD). Power assisted disc brakes all round, ventilated at the front. Handbrake acting on separate rear brake shoes.
Suspension: Front - MacPherson spring struts with twin tube gas shock absorbers and anti-roll bar. Rear - H-formed, twisted beam rear axle with inner and outer anti-roll bars. Coil springs and twin tube gas shock absorbers.
Luggage Compartment: Volume 494 dm≥ VDA; 451 dm≥ SAE. Rear seat folds down completely or just 40% with load through hatch for long items. Volume with entire seat folded down: 1314 dm≥ VDA; 1303 dm≥ SAE.
Weights: Max trailer load 1,600kg. Max roof load 100kg. Kerb Weight 1,370kg - 1,485kg depending on specification. Max total weight 1,790kg - 1,830kg depending on specification.