2009 Saab 9-3 XWD Offered With Greater Fuel Efficiency

Posted on 13. Jul, 2008 by in 2000-2009

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This just in from Saab Automobile. It looks as though the new all-wheel drive system will now be available in a more fuel efficient engine option, the 2.0 liter turbo.

This is great news for those who want the most fuel efficiency with the best all-wheel drive system!

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Model Year 2009 News:

Cutting-edge XWD Mated With Saab 2.0-liter

Saab’s innovative all-wheel-drive system – Saab XWD – is to be offered with 2.0-liter turbo power for 9-3 Sport Sedan and SportCombi models.

Launched to wide acclaim with a 2.8V6 turbo engine, XWD will now be extended to include Aero, Vector and Linear specifications with a ‘classic’ Saab 210 hp/ 154 kW four-cylinder engine.

Saab XWD is an ‘intelligent’, active system that continuously distributes engine torque between the front and rear axles, giving optimum handling and grip in all driving conditions. Wider availability in the Model Year 2009 range is expected to significantly broaden its customer appeal.

Other model year news includes an enhanced Aero range, with BioPower flex-fuel variants for both 9-5 and 9-3 models, and an uprated 2.8V6 Turbo, offering 280 hp/ 206 kW in front-wheel-drive, as well as XWD applications in the 9-3 range.

Saab’s latest product line-up will be displayed at this month’s (July) British International Motor Show in London.

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