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Saab 9-3 (1998 - 2002)

Last updated 18 October 2017


Model Timeline

March 1998

SAAB 900 range revamped and rebadged 9-3, now all with multipoint injection; 185 turbo now called 'Ecopower'. Also available with 2,171cc GM turbodiesel developing 115PS and 5-speed manual or 4-speed torque converter auto. 4,637mm long x 1,711mm wide.

September 1998

SAAB 9-3 1,985cc Light Pressure turbo introduced with 150PS.

March 1999

SAAB 9-3 2.3T Viggen and 2.3HOT Viggen launched with 225PS, 5 speed manual only.

September 1999

155PS 1,985cc light pressure turbo became the base engine. 185PS 2.0T continued, complemented by 205PS 2.0HOT.

September 2000

Power of 1,171cc diesel increased to 125PS with 280Nm torque at a very low 1,500 rpm, giving 0-60 in 10 seconds and combined cycle fuel economy of 45.6mpg.

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