1999 Saab 9 3 Coupe

Saab 9-3 Coupe

The Saab 9-3 is a press administrator car that was primitively highly-developed and manufactured by the Swedish carmaker Saab.

1999 Saab 9 3 Coupe

The 9-3 was commencement based on the GM2900 chopine and afterwards changed to the GM Epsilon program. Former vehicles exploitation this platforms included the Opel Vectra and Cadillac BLS. Saab’s close owners, Internal Galvanising Fomite Sweden (NEVS) were collecting the 9-3 saloon (pothouse) as Saab’s but exemplar, but the fellowship stated failure abaft a few century cars.

The car was badged as 93 start in the 1998 example yr, when Saab revised the appellative scheme of their diminished car to compeer that of the bigger 95. The modelling was advertised as 9-3, marked as “niner iii”. The Saab 9-3 was launched in 1997 for the 1998 example twelvemonth basically as a rebadged 2nd Contemporaries Saab 900 (1994-1997 modelling), and succeeded by a redesigned 9-3 for the 2003 modeling yr. It is not to be scattered with the Saab 93, marked “90 tercet”, which was a car produced by Saab from 1955 to 1960.

First generation (1998-2002/3)

The commencement coevals 9-3, an improved Saab 900 (NG) was launched in 1998 for the 1999 framework twelvemonth. It was known to enthusiasts as the OG 9-3 (old contemporaries) and internally as personify panache 9400. It continued as a wide contrast done the 2002 framework yr. (In 2003, Saab produced but the transmutable example of this contrast – over-the-counter models were replaced by the endorsement contemporaries 9-3). Saab claimed that 1,100 changes were made, including a revised respite in an endeavour to tighten the treatment characteristics of its harbinger, the Saab 900 (1994-1998 example). It featured revised styling with about models receiving a melanise bottom freebooter and remote Saab’s brandmark centrally mounted “hoodwink fuss”. It was uncommitted as a tercet or five-door hatchback, and as a two-door transformable. It was the conclusion little Saab to use the accompany’s H locomotive. Improvements complete the Saab 900 (NG) included bait and treatment, besides as crash-worthiness with stock face hob airbags with brain security and fighting headrests. The 9-3 continued the Saab prophylactic custom of playacting a elk run.

1999 Saab 9 3 Coupe

1999 Saab 9-3 Coupe

The 9-3 was useable with a new discrepancy of the B204 locomotive (B204E, 154 hp (115 kW)), a low coerce turbo (LPT) locomotive based on the B204L secondhand in the conclusion genesis Saab 900. For the U.S. mart, all 9-3s were turbocharged gasolene engines with the “good imperativeness turbo” (B204L, 185 hp (138 kW)) as the criterion offer, and a “HOT” (B204R, 200 hp) version in the SE models for the 1999 exemplar yr. The 2000 manakin class saw a rewrite from SAAB’s Trionic 5 to Trionic 7 locomotive direction organisation. The T7 based engines were the B205L with 185 hp (138 kW) and the B205R HOT locomotive with 205 hp (153 kW). The get-go coevals 9-3 was likewise the low Saab useable with a diesel, likewise ground in the Opel Vectra, Astra G, Signum, Zafira A.

A Saab creation is the ‘Nighttime Empanel’, carried concluded from the Saab 900, which permits immersion of the panel kindling, exclude for crucial info, for less misdirection when dark impulsive.

A tally of 326,370 low multiplication 9-3s were reinforced.

First generation 9-3 engines

Differently the diesel engines, all the low coevals engines were versions of the Saab H locomotive. Differently the Saab 9-5, the offset propagation 9-3 was the end to utilize this all Saab locomotive innovation. All versions of this locomotive boast a DOHC 16-valve excogitation with Saab’s Saab Calculate Lighting. All turbocharged engines use Saab’s Trionic locomotive direction organisation which deeds manus in mitt with the Organise Kindling’s IDM faculty (mounted to the top of the locomotive, now piquant the sparkplugs). The after two technologies were migrated into former GM products during the ten age that GM controlled Saab. All of the engines, otherwise the commonly aspirated rendering and the low-pressure turbo, had gamy particular index outputs. The B205R generated 102.5 h.p. (76.4 kW) per l and 252 lb·ft (342 N·m) of torsion.

Second generation (2003-2014)

The second-generation simulation was launched in January 2002, at the Northward American Outside Motorcar Read for the 2003MY. Primitively, the 9-3 was due to début with the Opel Vectra in October 2001, at the Frankfurt Motive Establish, but in July 2001, it was proclaimed that delays had constrained Universal Motors to table the debut. Both cars were finally introduced in Marchland 2002, at the Hollands Motive Demonstrate. The translatable variant of the second-generation 9-3 began with the 2004MY. This soundbox dash is known to enthusiasts as the 9-3 SS and was known internally as the 9440 stylus.

The new 9-3, alike all otc Saabs, remained a front-wheel cause car. The near drastic variety from the early contemporaries was the voiding of the hatchback designing. The second-generation 9-3 is uncommitted as a four-door bar, an land (introduced recent in 2005, known as the SportWagon, SportCombi or Sport-Hatch contingent the markets), and a two-door translatable (introduced in 2004). It includes Saab Alive Header Restraints (SAHR II) to tighten whip and ReAxs, a peaceful backside bicycle direction designing and inactive toe-in to service thin understeer nether expectant braking.

The new 9-3 bygone from the EcoPower locomotive victimized antecedently for a new 2.0 L inline-four locomotive Ecotec locomotive from World-wide Motors’ for the gasoline powered models. Thither are trey unlike versions of the turbocharged inline-four, with the measure of turbo further deciding the might outturn. The 150 hp (110 kW) variant (though two-litre, it is called 1.8t) was touchstone in the non-U.S. commercialise One-dimensional cast (trim-level). The 175 h.p. (130 kW) variation (2.0t) was measure in U.S. commercialise Additive or non-U.S. commercialize Transmitter mannequin, paired with a 5-speed manual contagion or a 5-speed ‘Sentronic’ which is a traditional reflexive, not to be garbled with SAAB’s before ‘Sensonic’ which was a manual contagion which allowed for unfirm without a clutch. The 210 hp 2.0T (B207R locomotive) was uncommitted in both the Arc and Transmitter forms, (and Aero in the Joined Realm), and the robotic transmittance was useable, though in the Transmitter, waddle shifters mounted on the wheel were added. In 2003 Arcs and Vectors, the manual transmittance was a 6-speed.

1999 Saab 9 3 Coupe

The 9-3 and the Opel Vectra were the get-go of the worldwide GM Epsilon program, which was so prolonged to fit quartet new cousins, the Chevrolet Malibu/Malibu Maxx, the Pontiac G6, and the Saturn Air. A proprietorship fiberoptic electrical/electronic organisation, the opening of AWD (victimised from 2008 on, dubbed Saab XWD), and ReAxs as described supra, are barely a few of the features sole to the 9-3. On February 22, 2012, the terminal 47 Saabs were reinforced. They were all 9-3 Independency Version transmutable models reinforced by one of Sweden’s largest car dealers, ANA, in Trollhättan.

Thither were 21 LHD cars, and 26 RHD ones. The net Saab was a Saab 9-3 Aero Independency Variant TTiD exchangeable.

1999 Saab 9 3 Coupe


The Transmitter manakin was replaced with the Aero in the USA. In gain, the Arc standard the 5-speed manual in spot of the 6-speed.

1999 Saab 9 3 Coupe


Joined States versions were sold with 16-inch wheels stock (17-inch for the Aero) different the 15-inch wheels which were antecedently plant in the Elongate edition. In the Joined States, but not in about countries, the 2005 was the end yr of the Running and Arc versions. In summation, the 6-speed manual was dropped and both the Arc and Aero standard the 5-speed manual.


A especial “20 Days Variation Aero Transformable” for the American commercialise was unveiled at the Los Angeles Car Appearance in January 2006 to fete 20 days since the launching of the Saab 900 transmutable. For 2006, the two optional engines were a 2.0-litre turbo 4-cylinder and a new 2.8-litre turbo 6-cylinder. The 4-cylinder choice had 12.3 psi uttermost turbo encouragement press and sour out 210 hp (160 kW), piece the 6-cylinder had 8.7 psi advance and sour out 250 hp (190 kW). The 2.0-litre 16-valve turbo four-cylinder modeling was marketed in the Joined States as the 2.0T, replacement the Analogue and Arc models sold until the 2005 modelling yr. The Joined States 2.0T interpretation was alike to the 2005 Arc exclude for U.S. Analog wheels were victimised. The Analogue and Arc versions continued to be sold in almost early countries.

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