Powertrain Expansion and Improvements - 2011 models
For Model Year 2011, Saab is introducing major powertrain improvements: class-leading CO2 emissions of just 119 g/km in the 9-3 range and a wider engine choice for the newly-launched 9-5 sedan.
Saab 9-3 range:
Class-leading CO2 emissions of just 119 g/km with 4.5 l/100km combined cycle fuel economy for diesel-powered Saab 9-3 Sport Sedans in Linear or Vector specification. In terms of CO2 per unit of horsepower, the 180 hp engine delivers the most efficient performance in the compact segment.
More powerful 1.9-liter diesels, all with two-stage turbocharging. New 130 hp TTiD replaces the previous 120 hp, single turbo TiD unit and a 160 hp TTiD version replaces the 150 hp TiD. They join the range-topping 180 hp/400 Nm TTiD variant.
Average10 percent reduction in CO2 emissions across the gasoline and diesel range
New 163 hp, 2.0-liter gasoline turbo available with Saab XWD for 9-3 Sport
Sedan, SportCombi and 9-3X soft-roader
Distinctive TX special edition continued across the range
New rear badging to match format introduced on new 9-5 sedan
Saab 9-5 sedan:
Greater customer choice: powertrain line-up now expanded from three to six engines – 190 hp, 2.0 TTiD introduced, available with Saab XWD, as well as two-wheel drive.
First Saab diesel with XWD system, Offered in addition to 160 hp, 2.0 TiD engine with two-wheel drive.
Rightsized, 180 hp, 1.6 Turbo gasoline engine lowers price entry point. Among most efficient production engines in its class, producing 112 hp per liter
New 220 hp, 2.0-liter BioPower engine – able to run on gasoline and/or E85 fuel (85% bioethanol,15% gasoline) in any blends.