1999 Saab 9 3 Convertible

Saab 9-3 Convertible

The Saab 9-3 is an entry-level sumptuosity car / press administrator car produced by the Swedish carmaker Saab. It shares platforms with the Opel Vectra.

1999 Saab 9 3 Convertible

The car is really badged as a 93, although Saab systematically advertises it as the 9-3. The discover is marked “9 ternary”. It should not be disjointed with the Saab 93.


The archetype 9-3 was a rebadged, improved last-generation Saab 900. Launched in 1998 for the 1999 exemplar yr, it featured slenderly sleeker styling with around models sportsmanlike a blackness ass pamperer and remote Saab’s brandmark centrally-mounted “snowfall dither”. It was uncommitted as a deuce-ace or five-door hatchback, and as a two-door translatable. It was the end pocket-size Saab to use the companionship’s H locomotive.

A Saab founding is the ‘Dark Venire’, carried terminated from the Saab 900, which permits ducking of the panel kindling, demur for requisite info, for less misdirection when dark drive. A tally of 326,370 get-go contemporaries 9-3s were reinforced.


A high-voltage, no yearner in output variation of the 9-3 was the Viggen, named subsequently the Saab Viggen aircraft. It came with a turbocharged 2.3 L locomotive bighearted 230 hp ECE (169 kW). 0-100 km/h is through in 6.4 seconds and the top speeding is 249 km/h.

1999 Saab 9 3 Convertible


  • 2.0 L B204 I4, 138 hp ECE (1998-1999)
  • 2.0 L B204 I4, turbo, 185 hp ECE (136 kW) (1998-1999)
  • 2.0 L B205 I4, turbo, 185 hp ECE (136 kW) (2000-2002)
  • 2.0 L B205E (non-US) I4, LPT(spark force turbo), 150 hp ECE (110 kW) (2000-2002)
  • 2.0 L B205R I4, turbo, 205 hp ECE (151 kW) (1999-2003)
  • 2.3 L B235R I4, turbo, 230 hp ECE (169 kW) (1999-2002)
  • 1999 Saab 9-3 Convertible


    1999 Saab 9 3 Convertible

    The second-generation example was launched at the Detroit Machine Display in other 2003. All variants sport either a 1.8 L or 2.0 L straight-4 petrol locomotive derived from Universal Motors’ Ecotec kinfolk, or a turbocharged 2.8 L High-Feature V6 (start in 2006). Thither are two unlike versions of the turbocharged I4, with the come of turbo rise determinant the index outturn.

    Index in the 9-3 is delivered done the forepart wheels alone. It is usable as a four-door saloon, a waggon (introduced 2004, known as the Mutation Combi), and a two-door transformable. It is the safest car in its category, including innovations such as Saab Combat-ready Drumhead Restraints (SAHR II) to dilute lash and ReAxs, peaceful bum bicycle guidance to thin understeering and peaceful toe-in below lowering braking. Out of these models, the translatable (manufactured by Magna Steyr in Austria first in 2003) is the better known, and is the best-selling in its course in many markets.

    1999 Saab 9 3 Convertible

    The 9-3 and the Opel Vectra were the get-go of the globular GM Epsilon program, which has now been prolonged to fit iii new cousins, the Chevrolet Malibu/Malibu Maxx and the Pontiac G6.

    A extra “20 Days Variation Aero Translatable” for the American mart was unveiled at the Los Angeles Machine Display in January 2006 to fete 20 age since the entry of the 900 exchangeable.


    Tone: diesel engines are not usable in N America.

    1999 Saab 9 3 Convertible
  • 2.2 L Isuzu diesel I4, 125 hp
  • 1.9 L Edict diesel I4, 120 hp ECE (88 kW)
  • 1.9 L Edict diesel I4, 150 hp ECE (110 kW)
  • 1.8 L Ecotec I4 122 hp ECE (90 kW)
  • 2.0 L Ecotec I4, low-pressure turbo, 150 hp ECE (110 kW)
  • 2.0 L Ecotec I4, low-pressure turbo, 175 hp ECE (129 kW)
  • 2.0 L Ecotec I4, high-output turbo, 210 hp ECE (154 kW)
  • 2.8 L HFV6 V6, low-pressure turbo, 230 hp ECE (169 kW)
  • 2.8 L HFV6 V6, turbo, 250 hp ECE (184 kW)
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