The Saab 9-3 SS Convertible : 2004 – Present

Posted on 03. Dec, 2008 by in 2000-2009, 9-3 SS


Photo Credit: Saab Automobile

The Saab 9-3 SS Convertible was released in 2004 in lime yellow and was an instant success continuing the sales that the 9-3 Sport Sedan received a year earlier.

The Saab 9-3 SS Convertible was designed in Sweden, yet it continues to be produced in Graz, Austria.

The convertible also has the the highest safety rating from the IIHS and continues to be a leader in its segment.

This model for Saab came equipped with the following specifications:

Exterior: 9-3 Sport Sedan Coupe 2-door convertible body with cloth top, Automatic rollover protection.

2008 2.0T & Aero Models MY Facelift, New Front Bumper & Integrated Spoiler, Fog Lights, New Grill, Bi-Xenon Headlights, Corner Lights, Hood, Fenders, Rear Iceblock inspired tail lights, lowered rear emblem, trim removed, Yellow Edition Added in Lynx Yellow, Air Edition For Europe, 25th Anniv. Special Edition For U.S.
2007 MY 2.0T & Aero Models, BioPower added, BioHybrid Concept added
2006 MY 20th Anniversary Edition Added (Electric Blue Paint, Etched in Glass, Anniversary Edition Wheels)
2005 MY Arc, Aero & Aero Models , Door Handles Match Car Color
2004 MY Arc, Aero Models
2003 MY Arc, Aero Models

Interior: World Class Safety, New Fiber Optic Electronics, New Interior, New Dashboard, infotainment system, second generation Saab Active Head Restraint System, load limiting seat belts, dual stage front and side airbags.

2008 MY
2007 MY Blacktie Radio Update
2006 MY Interior Update, 20th Anniversary Edition, electric blue pinstripe on seats
2005 MY
2004 MY
2003 MY


‘ReAxs’ passive rear-wheel-steer characteristic. The kinetics of the rear suspension are
tuned for a unique rear-wheel-steer response designed to improve handling and stability.
Four-link independent rear suspension. High lateral stiffness adds stability and grip;
longitudinal compliance enhances ride comfort.
Low mounted steering rack gives excellent feel and precision with progressive power
assistance and fast response.
Front suspension is MacPherson struts with lower A-arms mounted on a hydroformed,
rubber-isolated sub-frame. High lateral bushing stiffness improves steering response and
precision; high longitudinal compliance contributes to ride comfort.
Advanced chassis electronic systems. Chassis features Saab-tuned “user-friendly” ESP
(Electronic Stability Program), EBD (Electronic Brake force Distribution), CBC
(Cornering Brake Control) and TCS (Traction Control System).
Optimized braking power. Front and rear brake discs are larger than previous model;
varying in size, depending on specification level.
Minimized unsprung weight for better ride quality. Hub carriers and toe and lower rear
suspension links are aluminum, while anti-roll bars are hollow section steel.
“Shear” bushing at top of rear shock absorber mountings adds to the compliant ride
quality and effective vibration suppression.
Refined Performance’
Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Engine: New all-aluminum 2.0-liter turbo engine. Saab developed and tuned two versions of the
new engine for 175 hp (badged 2.0t) and 210 hp (badged 2.0T) with high torque for
confident passing. All internal components are unique to Saab. Balance shafts and dualmass
flywheel offer greater running refinement with fuel capacity of 62 liters.

2007 MY 1.9 litre TTiD Engine, BioPower Engine
2006 MY 2.8V6 To Aero Models


New five-speed automatic transmission and six-speed manual gearbox


Wheelbase 105.3″
Front Track 59.9″
Rear Track 59.3″
Length 182.4″
Width 69.3″
Height 56.4″
Performance Max Speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph

Global Production:

Model Year – Units

2004 MY – ?
2005 MY – ?
2006 MY – ?
2007 MY – ?
2008 MY – ?
2009 MY – ?

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