2002 Saab 9 3 Aero Coupe

Saab 9-3 Aero Coupe

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

The 9-3 was offset based on the GM2900 chopine and after changed to the GM Epsilon program. Early vehicles victimisation this platforms included the Opel Vectra and Cadillac BLS. Saab’s finale owners, Subject Electrical Fomite Sweden (NEVS) were collecting the 9-3 saloon (taproom) as Saab’s solitary framework, but the caller stated failure aft a few c cars.

The car was badged as 93 start in the 1998 modelling class, when Saab revised the appointment scheme of their pocket-size car to couple that of the bigger 95. The modelling was advertised as 9-3, marked as “club tercet”. The Saab 9-3 was launched in 1997 for the 1998 framework yr fundamentally as a rebadged 2nd Coevals Saab 900 (1994-1997 manakin), and succeeded by a redesigned 9-3 for the 2003 exemplar yr. It is not to be disordered with the Saab 93, marked “xc iii”, which was a car produced by Saab from 1955 to 1960.

First generation (1998-2002/3)

The low genesis 9-3, an improved Saab 900 (NG) was launched in 1998 for the 1999 simulation twelvemonth. It was known to enthusiasts as the OG 9-3 (old contemporaries) and internally as soundbox stylus 9400. It continued as a total pipeline done the 2002 modeling class. (In 2003, Saab produced lone the translatable manakin of this demarcation – over-the-counter models were replaced by the indorsement coevals 9-3). Saab claimed that 1,100 changes were made, including a revised reprieve in an try to stiffen the manipulation characteristics of its harbinger, the Saab 900 (1994-1998 example). It featured revised styling with approximately models receiving a blackness arse mollycoddler and distant Saab’s hallmark centrally mounted “coke flutter”. It was usable as a trey or five-door hatchback, and as a two-door transmutable. It was the finale belittled Saab to use the accompany’s H locomotive. Improvements terminated the Saab 900 (NG) included rag and manipulation, likewise as crash-worthiness with measure incline hob airbags with header aegis and combat-ready headrests. The 9-3 continued the Saab guard custom of acting a elk examination.

2002 Saab 9-3 Aero Coupe

The 9-3 was usable with a new variance of the B204 locomotive (B204E, 154 hp (115 kW)), a low press turbo (LPT) locomotive based on the B204L put-upon in the finish contemporaries Saab 900. For the U.S. marketplace, all 9-3s were turbocharged gasoline engines with the “good insistency turbo” (B204L, 185 hp (138 kW)) as the banner oblation, and a “HOT” (B204R, 200 hp) variate in the SE models for the 1999 simulation yr. The 2000 simulation class saw a revise from SAAB’s Trionic 5 to Trionic 7 locomotive direction arrangement. The T7 based engines were the B205L with 185 hp (138 kW) and the B205R HOT locomotive with 205 hp (153 kW). The beginning genesis 9-3 was besides the commencement Saab usable with a diesel, likewise establish in the Opel Vectra, Astra G, Signum, Zafira A.

A Saab institution is the ‘Nighttime Empanel’, carried concluded from the Saab 900, which permits submersion of the panel inflammation, omit for substantive entropy, for less beguilement when dark drive.

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

2002 Saab 9 3 Aero Coupe

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 beginning contemporaries 9-3 was the finish to apply this all Saab locomotive figure. All versions of this locomotive sport a DOHC 16-valve conception with Saab’s Saab Aim Kindling. All turbocharged engines use Saab’s Trionic locomotive direction scheme which deeds mitt in deal with the Aim Firing’s IDM faculty (mounted to the top of the locomotive, immediately piquant the sparkplugs). The ulterior two technologies were migrated into early GM products during the ten eld that GM controlled Saab. All of the engines, otherwise the ordinarily aspirated edition and the low-pressure turbo, had eminent particular superpower outputs. The B205R generated 102.5 h.p. (76.4 kW) per liter and 252 lb·ft (342 N·m) of torsion.

Second generation (2003-2014)

The second-generation exemplar was launched in January 2002, at the Northward American External Automobile Demonstrate for the 2003MY. Primitively, the 9-3 was due to début with the Opel Vectra in October 2001, at the Frankfurt Motive Display, but in July 2001, it was proclaimed that delays had strained Cosmopolitan Motors to prorogue the entry. Both cars were finally introduced in Adjoin 2002, at the Hollands Motive Demonstrate. The exchangeable edition of the second-generation 9-3 began with the 2004MY. This soundbox stylus is known to enthusiasts as the 9-3 SS and was known internally as the 9440 panache.

The new 9-3, comparable all former Saabs, remained a front-wheel effort car. The nigh drastic alteration from the erstwhile multiplication was the excretion of the hatchback conception. The second-generation 9-3 is usable as a four-door bar, an acres (introduced previous in 2005, known as the SportWagon, SportCombi or Sport-Hatch contingent the markets), and a two-door transformable (introduced in 2004). It includes Saab Participating Header Restraints (SAHR II) to slim whip and ReAxs, a inactive behind bike steerage figure and inactive toe-in to service tighten understeer nether great braking.

The new 9-3 bypast from the EcoPower locomotive ill-used antecedently for a new 2.0 L inline-four locomotive Ecotec locomotive from World-wide Motors’ for the gas powered models. Thither are iii dissimilar versions of the turbocharged inline-four, with the number of turbo further determinative the exponent yield. The 150 hp (110 kW) reading (though two-litre, it is called 1.8t) was received in the non-U.S. grocery Analogue configuration (trim-level). The 175 h.p. (130 kW) adaptation (2.0t) was measure in U.S. grocery One-dimensional or non-U.S. commercialise Transmitter configuration, paired with a 5-speed manual infection or a 5-speed ‘Sentronic’ which is a traditional robotic, not to be unconnected with SAAB’s earliest ‘Sensonic’ which was a manual transmitting which allowed for shifty without a clutch. The 210 h.p. 2.0T (B207R locomotive) was usable in both the Arc and Transmitter forms, (and Aero in the Joined Land), and the robotic transmittance was uncommitted, though in the Transmitter, larrup shifters mounted on the wheel were added. In 2003 Arcs and Vectors, the manual contagion was a 6-speed.

2002 Saab 9 3 Aero Coupe

The 9-3 and the Opel Vectra were the kickoff of the world GM Epsilon program, which was so prolonged to suit quartet new cousins, the Chevrolet Malibu/Malibu Maxx, the Pontiac G6, and the Saturn Air. A proprietorship fibre-optic galvanic/electronic organisation, the opening of AWD (victimised from 2008 on, dubbed Saab XWD), and ReAxs as described supra, are hardly a few of the features sole to the 9-3. On February 22, 2012, the net 47 Saabs were reinforced. They were all 9-3 Independency Version translatable 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 Variation TTiD transformable.

2002 Saab 9 3 Aero Coupe


The Transmitter shape was replaced with the Aero in the USA. In improver, the Arc standard the 5-speed manual in post of the 6-speed.

2002 Saab 9 3 Aero Coupe


Joined States versions were sold with 16-inch wheels criterion (17-inch for the Aero) dissimilar the 15-inch wheels which were antecedently establish in the Additive variation. In the Joined States, but not in nigh countries, the 2005 was the finis twelvemonth of the Additive and Arc versions. In increase, the 6-speed manual was dropped and both the Arc and Aero standard the 5-speed manual.


A particular “20 Days Version Aero Exchangeable” for the American commercialise was unveiled at the Los Angeles Motorcar Prove in January 2006 to observe 20 eld since the creation of the Saab 900 translatable. 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 utmost turbo supercharge imperativeness and sour out 210 hp (160 kW), piece the 6-cylinder had 8.7 psi encourage and off out 250 hp (190 kW). The 2.0-litre 16-valve turbo four-cylinder simulation was marketed in the Joined States as the 2.0T, replacement the Elongate and Arc models sold until the 2005 exemplar class. The Joined States 2.0T interpretation was alike to the 2005 Arc omit for U.S. Additive wheels were victimized. The Analogue and Arc versions continued to be sold in about early countries.

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